Ever had to deal with the FEC at the presidential level? Me neither, thank God. I'd rather chew broken glass.
FEC requirements for presidential campaigns are an ever-evolving morass of interpretations and constantly shifting mountains of paperwork. What they tell you they require this week may, and often does, bear no relationship with what they decide they require next week. They make an IRS audit look like child's play.
At one point I remember that the Clinton and the Dole campaigns were told by the FEC that they owed them millions....Dole over 17 million. Did they ever have to pony all of that up? Do you know?
Why not just answer the question regarding YOUR candidate, rather than trying to smear Bob Dole.
First, everyone, I just checked and Luis' profile is showing that he's not banned. He may have been told to cool it, but that's all.
Second, what happened in the Keyes campaign in 2000 (and this was before EV came on to the campaign formally, I remember reading articles on this back then) was the result of honest mistakes by the citizen volunteers that staffed the Keyes campaign. The person who was the Grassroots Coordinator was quoted as saying that the FEC regs made the IRS look simple and understandable.
I haven't been posting much in the last 2 weeks, and I find this matter insignificant. So I won't say much.
Your sensible posts speak for themselves.
So does the attitude expressed in some others' posts.
From the transcript of the Obama/Keyes debate, I see that Alan is doing fine work giving a reasonable and in depth justification for the Bush policy in International affairs, especially with regard to the war in Iraq.
No one I know, certainly none of Alan's friends, is spreading paraniod claims that this campaign audit is to be blamed on the President or his political advisors. The President's people could have no interest in hurting the party's candidate in Illinois. Those who publicize it, and exaggerate its significance should examine their own motives.
Election day is close, and we should all be closing ranks for the final battles. I think that Kerry and his party, including Obama, are a threat to our Republic and, indeed, to our civilization. I intend to help avert that threat by all I say and do.