While it appears that the September 3rd convention kickoff might be cancelled at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to be replaced with a smaller to do in downtown Charlotte, don’t count anything out. Why?
According to Bloomberg.com, while the main fundraising committee has handcuffs on it by the Obama campaign to not allow corporate sponsorship money nor individual campaign contributions over $100,000, there has been another committee registered by the Democrats that WILL be allowed to accept that dirty 1%er money.
That’s right, we have another campaign PR stunt with a requisite workaround loophole from the President who wouldn’t have that kind of thing going on his White House. No, no, no – bad doings he would say while shaking his head at the teleprompter.
27 million dollars in shortfall isn’t the real reason why they are cancelling this, of course. According to Dan Murrey:
“In order to facilitate public caucus meetings — and to maximize accessibility, transportation, and proximity of all guests — we have decided that moving CarolinaFest 2012 to Uptown Charlotte is the best way to achieve that goal.”
But according to sources in Hans Nichols’ article, the convention is falling far short of it’s goals due to the corporate ban (which makes it look real bad for the Dems who swear corporations ONLY seem to help the right). Doesn’t it seem mighty convenient to see this second committee being brought about to help accept money from the groups the left claims hate them? The group that they seem to actively be TRYING to silence through campaign finance lawsuits?
Isn’t it interesting that the party of Labor now seems to be counting on the big office bigwigs and 1%ers to fund their get together?
Think this, like any other news hitting the left recently will stop the Occupy type people from following President Obama into another 4 years of economic malaise and ineffectual leadership? Oh, heck no. But it is fun to report.
In other interesting news, the Senate passed legislation that would stop public funding of the parties’ conventions in the future – no more tax dollars to pay for security or venues. It will be interesting to see if this stands up or gets shot down by the White House, won’t it?
Thanks to texastribune.org for the pic.