I’ve been a little surprised by Jeanne Cumming’s WSJ article about Mitt Romney’s fundraising. The article says:
Mr. Romney’s financial network is in a long tradition of candidates working around post-Watergate campaign-finance rules.
No. He is working within. The purpose of the federal laws are to prevent the appearance of corruption of federal officials. Mitt Romney is not (and probably never will be) President or a federal office holder. State laws regulate ethics and campaign finance at the state level. Mitt Romney just worked the system. That’s what everyone does.
The press is trying to lynch a guy for following the law!
Note the contrast with Mike Huckabee, who attacks John McCain for the McCain-Feingold laws. Note to Huckabee: those who can’t win complain!