Comments on: Why doesn’t Mitt Romney contribute to his own campaign? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: PoliSciFlo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-78041 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:47:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-78041 We enjoyed reading this article and the comments. Very instructive. Thanks! Political Science 101

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By: fungusamungus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-65984 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:14:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-65984 Romney pays more in taxes than required.

He also gives away about a third of his money to charity.

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By: fungusamungus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-65983 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:13:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-65983 Democratic Mayor of NYC Bloomberg is 10-20 richer than Romney. Just shining a little light on the ignorant.

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By: fungusamungus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-65981 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:12:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-65981 Conservatives generally pay taxes, so they are spending their own money.

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By: Marduk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-61314 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:20:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-61314 J Paul Getty once said that for a billion dollars, Mickey Mouse could be elected president. That was 40 years ago. The idea that the candidate who raises the most money will win the race is anti democratic

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By: calexandre http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-61232 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:54:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-61232 Because if he financed his own campaign then he would be accused of buying his way into the White House. It’s a no win situation. But the writer is far too dumb to realize that.

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By: iMom http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-61208 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:30:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-61208 Because he’s an investor and he wouldn’t put money into something that’s a sure loser. Makes you wonder, though, if he thinks so poorly of his own chances that he’s not willing to get any of his own skin in the game, why anyone else would want to vote for him? Or perhaps it’s that nasty old addition to the strongest drug in the world, OPM, “other people’s money”. Why spend your own when you can let others buy the election for you?

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By: johncabell http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-61149 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:24:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-61149 I doubt Romney (or the people who manage his finances) are “confused” about how to self-fund just because there are new funding alternatives for third parties. But I do wonder if there is a tax consequence, as in, funding your own political campaign is not deductible or triggers some other kind of penalty.

I honestly don’t know, but that is where I would begin my inquiry. Paging David Cay Johnston!

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-61148 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:22:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-61148 Why would he want to place a “Win” bet on a horse that is destined to come in second?

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/25/why-doesnt-mitt-romney-contribute-to-his-own-campaign/#comment-61147 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:20:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14140#comment-61147 Maybe falling behind Obama in legitimate contributions is not a big concern when all of the under the table money via superPACs and shadowy 501(c)(4) is counted. They may pretend “not to cooperate” with the Romney campaign. However, I suspect Romney has a very good idea that the under the table money available to his cause makes all of his reported money and all of the funds available to Obama, reported or not, look like pocket change. We can expect that money to come into play at the very end of the command, and be utilized to make many false and misleading statements that the Obama campaign has neither time nor money to refute. “Swift Boat” multiplied by a thousand.

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