jueves, 17 de julio de 2008

Romney ordena sus cosas y espera la llamada


Más movimientos sospechosos de Mitt Romney. Sus portavoces han anunciado que el ex Gobernador de Massachusetts perdonará los más de 45 millones de dólares en préstamos que invirtió en su propia campaña echando mano de su fortuna personal. Pedirá a la Federal Election Commission que los préstamos sean reclasificados como contribuciones. Si John McCain decidiera renunciar a la financiación pública, algo que no parece probable, Romney como su running-mate podría donar o prestar a su campaña una cantidad ilimitada de su propio dinero. Romney not getting his $45m back

(...) Mitt Romney, whose prospects of becoming John McCain's running mate appear on the rise, is preparing to formally declare he will not seek donations to repay $45 million in personal loans he made to his failed presidential bid - the biggest ever made by a candidate in a primary campaign.

The move could clear away the last remnants of a divisive primary race, ensuring that he and his financial supporters are focused on helping McCain, but it could also put him at odds with McCain's campaign reform message.

(...) If Romney became the vice presidential nominee, the rules appear to allow him to give or loan unlimited funds to McCain if the ticket rejects public funds, according to Michael J. Malbin, executive director of the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute. McCain, however, has said he will take public funds for the general election, a decision expected to translate into a major financial disadvantage for the Republican ticket. (...)