Obama Encouraging Bundling

Don’t believe U. S. Sen. Barack Obama is any different than other politicians when it comes to raising money. 
The invitation to his reception at the glittery Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on September 19 offers a photo with Obama if you “raise or write $15,000.  That’s bundling, folks. Who bundles — collecting lots of smaller checks and bundling them together —  but special interests?
The Obama Victory Fund does not accept money from “federal lobbyists, the invitation states in small print. There are, however,  plenty of local and state lobbyists on the host committee, including Broward’s own Alex Heckler and George Platt.
The “general admission is $1,000 per person.  “Preferred admission is $3,000 per person.

3 Responses to “Obama Encouraging Bundling”

  1. frankie g says:

    Great item. Keep them coming, Mr. McCain

  2. Fran says:

    Obama has to pull out all the tricks. He is running scared at Palin. Strange he is so concerned about the Vice President position. Buddy, I am so happy to find you. The Sun-Sentinel is not the same without your Political columns. I almost canceled my subscription when they pulled your columns. Mayo has a long way to go to equal you. No comparison. The Sun-Sentinel is sooo liberal. One would think they would treat both parties the same. After all, aren’t we all Americans?


  3. Sam Fields says:

    I know of no time that Obama said he opposed bundling. For the benefit of the unfamiliar if you collect money from one other person you are a bundler. Support a fundraiser and you are a bundler. Ask Mom for a check and you are a bundler. Big deal. The true giver is reported in the FEC form.

    As for allowing state and local lobbyists to give that is because they do not do business with the federal government and therefore don’t have conflicts with the Pres of Congress.

    Let’s not accuse Obama of violating reforms he never suggested suggested