Untracable donations to Obama's campaign

This is pretty outrageous:

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged. Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited. . . . .

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Blogger Strider said...

Pretty clever, that campaign. I think all of Obummer's advisors should go into subterfuge. They'd do pretty good. :)

10/29/2008 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Plubius of Baltimore said...

But of course! Obama follows the left's favorite motto: The end justifies the means. So anything goes in order to get to the White House. Is anyone going to reverse the election based on campaign finance fraud? Is anyone going to reverse the election based on voter fraud? Now park benches are a valid voter's address in Ohio, for Christ's sake! If McCain doesn't start hitting hard by showing what his opponent is all about, he will lose.

10/29/2008 3:45 PM  
Anonymous BigBrother said...

Yes, this is totally outrageous. All economic transactions should be recorded and monitored. Especially dangerous is "cash" because it is so anonymous.

10/29/2008 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm picking up some satire from "bigbrother", above ;)

Seriously, I don't care. The one thing I wholeheartedly agree with Obama on is his rejection of public financing. No taxpayer dollars should ever be used to fund political campaigns.

As for how Obama raises money privately - I'll happily stand by him and support flouting 'the law'. Rejecting unjust and unconstitutional law is our American birthright. There should be no restrictions on how free people lawfully raise money. How much, when, and whom donates to his campaign are none of our business.

McCain can just reap the whirlwind of his disgusting, unconstitutional, CFRA.

10/30/2008 12:27 PM  
Blogger Strider said...

Anonymous: The problem is when it's NON-Americans' giving money to American Candidates.

I'm pretty sure I've heard stuff about citizens of other... "not-so-friendly" countries...giving large amounts of cash to Mr. Obama. I can't prove that...and it's been a while since I've heard that...but that is one problem that I'd have with allowing just anyone to give just any amount without any tracing being done.

10/30/2008 9:38 PM  

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