Saturday, June 23, 2012


During Mr. Romney’s 1994 bid to unseat Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), he called on the senator to release his tax returns to prove he had “nothing to hide.” Yet he refuses to release his financial portfolio or even his tax returns as a candidate for the highest office in the land.
Anyone who reads the papers or follows the news is aware Mr. Romney is accumulating massive amounts of cash, building a very impressive "war chest" for the final stretch of his presidential bid...but he steadfastly refuses to release this information, or even name his own named "Top 100 bundlers".....individuals with connections able to quickly and surreptitiously accumulate incredible amounts of campaign donations.
What is he hiding? It must be pointed out, Mr. Romney is operating within the law by keeping his campaign funding machine secret. In doing so, he is however not following a standard he fought tooth and nail to have Kennedy comply to. Double standard? Of course. Hypocritical? Absolutely.
Needless to say the Koch brothers are surely behind much of the fund raising. Some say they are nefarious in their desire to buy this election. Many have said they have a very dark and near criminal record of buying and bribing their way to a billion dollar portfolio themselves.
I say they are worthy of your own research. A simple Google search will give you all the info you will need to know in a very short amount of time.
Furthermore, I say candidate Romney must follow his call to Senator Kennedy and release his financial statements and at the very least, the identities of his bundlers, if not total transparency of all those who seek to assist in the buying of the highest office in our land. Transparency is what is needed most in this election, and anything less would fail my character test in anyone worthy of my consideration for the Presidency of the United States of America.
Candidate Perry did it. President Obama has done it. Candidate Clinton (both of them) did it, and candidate Gingrich promised to do it when he became the nominee.
It is my personal opinion that candidate Romney hasn't because he can't. He can't let the American public know the identities of his bundlers, or his most ardent financial supporters, lest he risks public condemnation. Do I know who is behind him? No. But the web is starting to unravel, and  it isn't a pretty picture.
Prove me wrong, Governor. Do as you say and follow your sage advice to Senator Kennedy and release the information, sir. Prove to me you are at least worthy of consideration. Life is a character test sir, and in my eyes you are failing in your failure to do so.
And that is the world....."The World According to Kimba." Thanks for reading.


".........Bundlers play an essential role in presidential campaigns — Mr. Romney’s in particular. The latest figures show that just 15 percent of the Romney campaign’s May total came in donations of $200 or less, compared with 40 percent of contributions to the Obama campaign. Such hauls of maximum-dollar checks do not happen without the assiduous behind-the-scenes work of well-connected bundlers.
The snippets of disclosure of lobbyist-bundlers illustrate that point: An analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by the Public Campaign Action Fund found that 25 lobbyists had bundled more than $3 million for the Romney campaign through April, including a Barclays Capital executive, Patrick Durkin, who was near the $1 million mark ($927,160.)
A Romney campaign pamphlet prepared for donors details the special perks lavished on those who haul in the biggest bundles: “Stars,” who raise $250,000, and ”Stripes,” who bring in $500,000 or more. “Stripes” receive everything from a “dedicated Romney Victory headquarters staff member” to access to debates to “signature membership pieces and apparel.” Indeed, the campaign promised to publish the information it declines to reveal to the public by listing bundlers’ names in a ”Stars and Stripes Commemorative Book.” The Post reported Friday that the Romney campaign’s “top 100 bundlers — ‘Team 100’ — are heading to a private retreat in Utah on June 22-24 to plot out how to replicate the May success in the months ahead.”
Who are these men and women to whom the campaign is so deeply indebted? Mr. Romney has yet to answer — indeed, he has yet to be directly asked — why his campaign will not live up to the standard set by Mr. Bush and Mr. McCain. Why would he hide his roster of key supporters?
More on this debate:
The Post’s View: Mr. Romney’s secrets
The Post’s View: Mitt Romney’s secret money

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Yes, I'm a hater, folks. Miss him? Bush left the White House with a dismal economic record. By almost every measure — GDP growth, jobs, median incomes, financial-market performance — he stacks up as probably the least-successful President on the economic front since Herbert Hoover. Bush spent money like a liberal.
He brought us back to deficits with overspending and tax cuts. He got us into wars we could not afford for whatever the reason (and it wasn't WMD's). He lost jobs at an alarming rate....700,000 jobs in his last month alone.
Need more? How about......Alberto Gonzales, Kyoto treaty, Katrina / FEMA, Halliburton, stem cell research, Bin Laden, body armor, Mission Accomplished, the war will pay for itself...NEED I GO ON????