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Political explanation ,please?
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donna in w.v    Posted 05-24-2004 at 14:53:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
can someone explain to me why it's a big deal if Kerry doesn't except the nomination till after the convention? I'm not a fan of his {i used to live in Massachusetts] but I really don't know why the fuss.Does it give him an advantage?


Dave 2N    Posted 05-24-2004 at 19:53:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The "to-do" is simply explained: the liberla Dems. wanted campaign finance reform. So it was enacted. Now, like everything else, the Dems don't find the laws they pushed to be to their advantage so they want to "chuck out"rules.


bo    Posted 05-24-2004 at 16:29:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Almost correct. A bit more...Under campaign rules, a candidate may spend all the money he/she wishes from their personal campaign funds. When a candidate is nominated and accepts the nomination, Federal rules kick in. The candidate may no longer spend personal campaign money and must spend Federal money to a max of $75 million.

Bush will be nominated at the end of Aug and will start spending Federal money then. All 75 million. Kerry, on the other hand will be nominated at the end of July and if he accepts at that time, he'll be bound by Federal rules from that moment and limited to 75 million limit. Bush will get an additional month to play with his personal campaign funds before he is limited to the Federal 75 million max.

So....if Kerry accepts at the end of July, he is limited to the 75 mil...Bush will get an additional month to the end of Aug to start spending Federal money.. in theory Kerry would run out of money before Bush would by about a month if they spent equal amounts. So...he won't accept the nomination, continue spending his campaign funds until Aug and then accept the nomination and start on the Federal 75 million about the same time Bush will.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-25-2004 at 03:06:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
While 'technically' not illegal, sure puts the kaibash to all those 'Campaign Reforms' that they spent so much time saying that we needed?...

Makes him look like a little boy that is taking his ball and going home to whine to Mama about how unfair the rules are...Ones he helped vote in BTW...

Oh...And it will be the first time in history this stunt has been pulled and the 'nominee' did not accept at the convention...



Les    Posted 05-24-2004 at 15:24:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna, I see that you have your answer. I'm just curious where you lived in Mass. My wife is from Haverhill (not more than a mile over the line from NH!).


donna in wv    Posted 05-25-2004 at 13:00:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i was born and raised in new bedford,both my parents are portuguese. My second husband was a navy man and worked at otis so when we married i moved to wareham, a smalll town on the edge of cape cod. when he finished his 20 years we moved to his home town,Quinwood,w.v


TO35    Posted 05-24-2004 at 15:03:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Its all show boating done to raise "mo money" and pull togather the last wanderes in the party...


TO35 ...the one who hate poloticing of any sorts


Bkeepr    Posted 05-24-2004 at 15:03:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know exact details, but the overview has to do with Federal funds and the limits imposed on compaigns who use them. Before somebody is named the actual nominee, "looser" rules apply but after they become the nominee then the strict spending limits apply. By delaying accepting the nomination, Kerry gets to play under the loser rules for a little bit longer.


donna in w.v    Posted 05-24-2004 at 15:04:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for the explanation at least i know what the fuss is all about.


E. G. HENDRICKSON    Posted 05-24-2004 at 15:01:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It seems like a waste of money to me, about all
that will be acomplished at the convention is he
will announce his running mate. Save the money
and have a press confrence.


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