Friday, October 5, 2012

Presidential Elections 2012 - #4269 - Was Obama Rattled bu Developing Donor Scandal Story? - Washington Examiner (2) Broken Barack - American Thinker

President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday. According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws. The Obama campaign has received hundreds of millions in small dollar donations, many via credit card donations through their website. On Thursday, the campaign announced a record September donor haul of $150 million. At the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Obama-Biden effort was hit with a similar scandal. At the time, the Washington Post reported that the Obama campaign let donors 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."  

Broken Barack - American Thinker - During last night's debate, Barack Obama, the greatest man to have ever walked the face of the earth, went down in flames. Mitt Romney destroyed him in the first debate. As a political junkie, I have seen my share of debates; my favorite was Reagan/Carter in 1980, which Reagan won handily. Yet, this was an even more impressive victory for Romney. He appeared to have everything over a petulant and unprepared opponent, who seemed to think -- as he does with all things, that his mere presence, the brilliance of his aura, would guarantee a victory -- that he was so much better than Romney that it would be easy -- that he didn't have to work for it -- didn't have to study. When you spend 4 years with a compliant media, you never need to be well versed on policy and detail, and he assumed it would be the same last night. Obama thought he won before he walked in the door and was surprised that he would actually have to contend. Talk about taking an opponent lightly, Obama acted as if he was going to be debating an empty chair -- not realizing for a moment, he was the empty chair. Clint Eastwood is looking smarter and smarter by the day. Running on empty, uninformed and without ideas for the future, Barack Obama lost the debate in a rout -- to a polite and insistent Mitt Romney who seemed to know every number and every statistic. Read more: 

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