This might make Watergate look like small change.
The real question that has never been answered is how this relatively unknown, wildly liberal lightweight suddenly became the hottest thing in the universe.
The answer: Money.
The media needed some reason to report on long shot Obama’s campaign. They got the hook they needed when Obama started raising enormous amounts of cash. They could legitimately claim he was a phenomenon.
But where did the cash come from? Did millions of very ordinary citizens suddenly start sending in small donations in order to elect their savior?
That’s the story they would like you to believe. I think they – or someone – took advantage of a quirk in the campaign laws. If the amount given was less than $200.00, they did not have to reveal the name of the donor. Lots of those donations came in, but their online credit card donation system did not check the names to see if they were real. So, if the amount given was under$200.00 anyone in the world could give to the Obama campaign.
In the days of highly sophisticated cyberwarfare, what is to keep a foreign nation, or a George Soros type, from automating a program to send large amounts of money into the campaign – all in little, fake donations of less than $200.00?
Nothing. Not a thing at all.
Using a reasonably sophisticated program, this could easily be done.
And now Obama’s bizarre campaign trip to Berlin makes sense. He was raising money from European donors to fund his campaign. Foreigners are not supposed to be able to give money.
This is the real story. This is the story that the MSM refuses to look into.
This article is based on some fuzzy “FEC Analyst” who may or may not exist. Still, it is interesting.
It’s all very simple. Just open a serious investigation into all of this. If the Obama campaign was above board, they have nothing to fear.
The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign’s record-shattering windfall, despite allegations of questionable donations and accounting that had the McCain campaign crying foul.
Adding insult to injury for Republicans: The FEC is obligated to complete a rigorous audit of McCain’s campaign coffers, which will take months, if not years, and cost McCain millions of dollars to defend.
Obama is expected to escape that level of scrutiny mostly because he declined an $84 million public grant for his campaign that automatically triggers an audit and because the sheer volume of cash he raised and spent minimizes the significance of his errors. Another factor: The FEC, which would have to vote to launch an audit, is prone to deadlocking on issues that inordinately impact one party or the other – like approving a messy and high-profile probe of a sitting president.
And remember – you have to look at the campaign contributions during the primaries, not just the general election.
Apropos of all this, today Hot Air runs this story about ACORN and the Obama campaign illegally coordinating efforts. And, it’s all linked in with the Journolist thing.
As a confidential source for the New York Times, I turned this document over to reporter Stephanie Strom months before the 2008 presidential elections and though the list includes information more complete than what the Obama campaign turned over to the Federal Election Commission, the NYT decided to bury the story.
Strom and I used pseudonymous e-mail addresses while communicating and in 2008, Strom wrote:
“I’m calling a halt to my efforts. I just had two unpleasant calls with the Obama campaign, wherein the spokesman was screaming and yelling and cursing me, calling me a rightwing nut and a conspiracy theorist and everything else…”