Friday, August 31, 2012

Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party must have arrived . . .

. . . if the Center for Public Integrity is publicly wondering

Could super PAC-backed third-party candidates sway presidential race?
. . . especially since--in a race where the Romney and Obama campaigns and their associated PACs are literally spending BILLIONS--among the three identified Libertarian "SuperPACs" have only hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Moreover, the article tacitly makes the case that it is the Obama campaign that may well be indirectly helping these Libertarian PACs along:

Cassidy’s Libertarian Victory Committee raised only $200 — all from Cassidy’s own pocket — before throwing in the towel earlier this month, but the pro-Johnson Libertarian Action Super PAC has raised $107,500 as of the end of June. The bulk of that money — $100,000 — came from wealthy entrepreneur Joe Liemandt, the Stanford University dropout who founded and runs the software company Trilogy.
Notably, Liemandt's wife Andra has bundled more than $200,000 for Obama's re-election efforts, and the couple alone has donated $107,400 to the Obama Victory Fund, which benefits Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Together, they have also donated more than $130,000 to the Libertarian National Committee since 2009. 

No comments: