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Rumors Swirl: How Bad Will The Obama Foreign Donor Scandal Be?

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 8:54 AM
Is the problem of foreign donors that they contribute more than the percentage they are allowed, or that they aren't declared? Because I seem to recall Romney fund raising in Israel.
Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:04 AM
In all fairness, Dr. Zinj is quite right. Both parties hold fundraisers on foreign soil.

Only U.S. citizens and green card holders can legitimately contribute to U.S, political campaigns. That doesn't mean they cannot do so on foreign soil but it then becomes impossibly problematic to insure the contribution is legitimate. Even if a U.S.citizen issues the check it doesn't mean the money didn't first come from other illegitimate sources. Of course that is a problem even with fundraisers in this country. The difference may lie in how much real effort is put into validating the contributions.

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:05 AM
The real issue is the enormous amount of money it takes to run a successful campaign these days but that will not get addressed while we accuse each other of being the greater offender. Also, most any attempt to reduce the importance of money in political campaigns is likely to reduce our freedom of political speech as much if not more than it will reduce abuses. It is an issue to which neither party has offered a reasonable solution as far as I know. Perhaps that is why it is ignored

Editor's UPDATE: Katie Pavlich has filed a report on documents TOWNHALL obtained regarding the breaking Obama campaign's foreign donor scandal.

Since last week, the news sphere has been buzzing about the possibility of an Obama campaign foreign donor scandal being the big October surprise of 2012. Since the Washington Examiner first reported the story last week, many are asking how the Obama campaign will handle foreign donation allegations expected to go public Monday in a major magazine and national website story. The Obama campaign has already tried to block the story from publication and although the details of the...