Probably no official audit of Obama campaign finances
November 11, 2008 1:37pm CST
It looks like Obama's campaign finances, who donated how much etc, will most likely not be audited: http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081111/pl_politico/15497 I think that should be a mandatory thing. But currently it's only mandatory if you take federal money to finance your campaign. Obama had originally said to take the federal money if McCain would do the same but then backed out after McCain had taken the money. This allowed Obama to raise millions while McCain was stuck with a limit to how much additional money he could raise. Now McCain's campaign finances will be under the microscope but Obama's most likely not. The FEC doesn't seem too interested to do it. I think it should always be subject to public scrutiny who has donated how much to a candidate's campaign. Especially since it is possible that people gave more than the allowable amount by using various avenues to donate and that people donated whose money candidates are not allowed to accept. Obama's aunt in Boston donated to his campaign. She is a foreigner and illegal immigrant. This disqualifies her from contributing to a presidential campaign. But the Obama campaign took her money and only after it was made public where the aunt is and what her status is, did they say they would return the money to her. This begs the question how much more money came from forbidden sources. Obviously the ball was dropped more than once....
• United States
11 Nov 08
I could not imagine how the voters think about the kind of person they chose as leader. I heard 90 percent negative in these new set of leaders now. I am fed up to hear about this and would think about why it's like this? I don;t even want to hear the news or even read about this Obama thing. I don't want to be prejudice the more. LOL.