On the cusp of the Iowa caucuses, well-funded so-called super PACs are using the
political clout given to them by the nation's highest court in an unprecedented
tour de financial force. Data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics
indicates 264 super PACs have raised more than $32 million and spent almost $16
million in the 2012 election cycle thus far. Iowa voters are being reminded
repeatedly about Gingrich's ties to Freddie Mac, his divorces, and his lengthy
Capitol Hill career. Candidates with enough financial clout are able to lay
their own groundwork to mobilize voters and remain positive while the super PACS
continue to run negative ads. The super PACs are benefitting from loopholes
which protect donors from being exposed. Politico points out the loopholes let
the groups keep the identities of their donors private until votes are cast in
the first four major contests. Some of the super PACs that support Romney,
Gingric, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman have written this month to FEC
requesting a change that would permit them to delay revealing who their funders
are. Guess the Koch Brothers will buy the White House for Mitt afterall. My views.Obama 2012.
...If Newt wins this, he will be able to sit back down on the couch with Nancy
Pelosi and then back to business as usual.
Newt, you have been Gingrich-boated. Political axiom: Never interfere with an
opponent who is indulging in self-destruction.