Sunday, March 04, 2007

Campaign Finance Reform

Mitt Romney called for the repeal of McCain-Feingold in a press release on Friday. You can read the full release here. The 3 main tenets of his argument are "Promoting Transparency And Disclosure; - Protecting The First Amendment And The Ability To Criticize Or Endorse Current Officeholders And Candidates; - Preserving Grassroots Activism." Romney has taken this opportunity to distance himself from competitor John McCain on an issue that is popular with the conservative base.

We at the Cooler want to remind you that as a candidate in Massachusettes, Romney supported the abolition of Political Action Committees amongst other reforms that distinctly contrast with this position. You can see the video of Romney's old position on campaign finance reform on CoolerTV.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same Romney that wanted to tax all contributions to help publically fund campaigns?

Give me an break. I am suprised Mitt can keep his hair so pretty with his head spinning around so fast.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Mitt.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great video. This guy never ceases to amaze me....I think he and his MBA cronies think they are really smarter than everyone else -- and firmly believe nothing like this will come out.

What an f'ing joke. And an insult to people who follow this stuff.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The Cooler's actions on this issue remind me of what the Washington Post did to Michael Steele. After posting an editorial supporting his opponent, they took the unprecedented step of writing another editorial denouncing Steele himself. We've already heard about this Cooler. You posted the video and made a great hurrah about it. Why is it appearing again? He had called for the repeal of McCain/Feingold when you first posted it as well. That was the very point of the posting! No, this is just more hackery, especially when one considers the historical context of campaign finance reform. Almost without exception, candidates running against entrenched incumbents, from parties, use some level of campaign finance reform in their pitch. Indeed, its one of the few advantages such candidates have. They can say "this guys in the pocket of lobbyists and he's no longer working for YOU, the people". Not at all unusual and almost universally accepted as an acceptable, turn the other way, "flip" on the part of candidates if they make it into office. So I'm going to respond to this blatant attempt to reinforce this information the way Michael Steele did: "Eat it Cooler".

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1037. You are a dumbass. Romney sent out a press release about this on Friday and made it the centerpiece of his CPAC speech. That makes this timely.

I don't hear you whining about the Cooler posting about Rick Santorum saying anyone but McCain or Andrew Giuliani dissing his father or Romney's CPAC victory and on and on and on.

Cry me a river.

10:57 AM  
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