Thursday, January 12, 2012

Romney is Trying to Buy the Nomination Through Bribery

Romney has received the lion's share of endorsements from GOP politicians on the local, state and national level.  I always figured people just wanted to ingratiate themselves with the front runner so that they could get political favors later or even executive branch appointments.  But it looks like something more nefarious is at play, outright bribery by Romney:

In New Hampshire, a U.S. senator, a congressman, 10 state senators and three executive councilors shared $26,000 in donations from Romney's Free and Strong America PAC in 2010 and 2011 combined. All 15 have showered Romney with endorsements leading up to Tuesday's primary

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came out for Romney last month – a year after his Free and Strong America PACs funneled $36,000 to the Tea Party darling's 2010 election bid. And 19 state and Washington, D.C., lawmakers in three Super Tuesday states – Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia — are backing Romney after his PAC poured a total of $125,500 into their coffers for elections held in 2009 and 2010.


"He's the only one who donated a sizable amount of money to dozens of elected officials," Dennehy added. "Let's face it. When no one else gives you money, you don't think long and hard who'll you'll give your endorsement to."

Yeah I know, politicians are crooked, but this aggressive use of bribery is just really sickening.   I wonder if this will get the airtime that Newt's completely legal and legitimate consulting for Freddie Mac did?  No, I'm not holding my breath.  The press will probably wait until the general election.

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