Originally Posted by kinggovernor
I wouldn't care if he is breaking the "rules" about fundraising, I think its an absolutely stupid system anyways. Money in politics is just as important as free speech in politics.
It just seems a little strange that the vast majority of donations are just below where they have to report them.
But you have no evidence that he's "breaking the rules" .. if you had any, it might be an actual
scandal, unlike the other things you're "suspicious of" .. but like those things, this also has no basis in reality, and seem to be the product of an overactive, wishful-thinking-prone imagination.
The reason they're under the reporting limit is because for the first time in a long, long time.. you have millions upon millions of Americans actually engaged in the process, who believe in what he's offering them, and most don't have more than $200 to give over the course of the campaign cycle.
I've donated about $100 so far. That's under the reporting limit. There's nothing scandalous about it.
During my talks with people during canvassing, phone banking, and just in general.. many of these people have donated for the first time.
I don't typically go into ritzy areas when doing my canvassing, it's your average, middle income (sometimes lower income) neighborhoods, apartment complexes, etc.. and I can't even begin to count how many people said they had donated for the first time.. who are excited for the first time, and actually engaged. They didn't have much to give, but they gave what they could.
There's nothing scandalous about that, either.