There was a funny article this week criticizing Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC for not giving more of the money raised to candidates for office:
Paul S. Ryan, associate legal counsel to the non-partisan campaign watchdog
group Campaign Legal Center, says use of a political action committee in such a
manner “is not uncommon and not illegal, but it is unfortunate and deceptive to tell donors their funds are going to help candidates when,
in fact, a big chunk is used to further the career of the political person who
created the PAC.” [emphasis added.]
Does anyone really think that people who donate to Romney’s PAC intend anything other than that he will use the money to advance his political career? That’s exactly what I want him to do with it.
Romney’s spokesman, of course, pointed out the obvious, “The main purpose of Mitt Romney’s PAC is to enable him to travel around the country on virtually a full-time basis to campaign and raise funds for candidates and to promote policies that will strengthen America.”
Doesn’t the Globe have better things to do? This reminds me of those “Romney Spent Inordinate Amounts of Time Running for President when he was Governor” articles. I can’t remember a single article about Barack Obama neglecting his Senate responsibilities when he was running for President. Keep up the good work Romney!