[thechat] Hiding from Elections Now

erik mattheis zero at gozz.com
Sun Oct 26 23:45:43 CDT 2008

Ha, link please? If these sweet moms were supporting a candidate before that
candidate formed their own election committee, they would each have had to
spend over the normal $2,300 before violating any national law. After their
candidate forms their own election committee, the campaign would be
responsible for reporting contributions.

If there's any other part of your post you'd like specifically addressed,
can, but most of the rest of the "bet you didn't know ..." facts are at
least sort of off ... for instance you imply a Dem/Rep conspiracy by saying
we've only being given the choice between two established career politicians
for president the last many elections - not including Romney, Huckabee,
Howard Dean, Bill Clinton and the many other instances of governors unknown
outside of their state until they run for President? Also, correct me if I'm
wrong, but the Committee on Presidential Debates has been using the same
rules since the inception as per who can participate.

There is no conspiracy: its widely accepted that the lack of proportional
representation in any part of national government causes the two-party



On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:

> ... since they didn't register according to the new regulations in
> McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform, these groups of a few local
> mothers making signs in their living rooms were fined tens of
> thousands of dollars and ordered to cease their campaign. Their
> mistake was not reading and complying with the 750+ page, small-print,
> double-column book of legalese on how to comply with these campaign
> finance regulations.

Erik Mattheis

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