Could McCain be a victim of McCain Feingold?


First it was Obama refusing “public funds” which allows him to raise as much money from as many people as he wants without limitations, and now the Supes have ruled that a multi-billionaire can in effect purchase a political office.

It would appear from this ‘casual observer’ McCain Feingold was an attempt to ‘fix’ elections by controlling which candidate actually has enough money to let their voice be heard while drowning out anyone else.

This is the adverse to what the intent of the law was meant to do, but in all reality I believe it is exactly what the laws sponsors actually intended.

McCain therefore may fall victim to his own sponsored bill.

clipped from www.csmonitor.com

The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the so-called “millionaire’s amendment” of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance
law, saying it violated free-speech protections.

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the high court said Congress cannot use federal election laws to disadvantage candidates who choose to
use their own money to run for a seat in Congress.

The idea behind the law was to prevent a wealthy candidate from using massive personal spending in a campaign to drown out
the voices of other candidates. It was also intended to counter the impression that seats in Congress can be purchased.

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