Willard Romney is taking donations from a lobbyist who makes money by pushing policy decisions that, per Think Progress, benefit both domestic and foreign special interests.
So, should the Mittster win the election, one might ponder about which overseas corporations might then get cozy with him, shape his policies, influence his administration.
Think Progress has the whole story. Here’s a nibble:
One of those lobbyist-bundlers was [Ignacio E.] Sanchez, who raked in $86,700 for the former Massachusetts governor. This major fundraising raises questions about the level of access and influence Sanchez — and by extension, his corporate and international clients — would have in a Romney administration.
Unlike the other 13 identified lobbyist-bundlers, Sanchez is a registered foreign agent. A form filed Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice reveals that beyond just representing the interests of those domestic clients, Sanchez also represents the embassy of the United Arab Emirates and the presidential campaign of Dominican Republic former president Hipolito Mejia. [...]
President Obama does not accept campaign contributions donated or bundled by federal lobbyists or foreign agents.
Read that last line again. Of course, Romney’s probably “not concerned” about too many things beyond making enough money to blanket the airwaves with anti-Obama ads.
USA! USA! “America the Beautiful”! Right Willard?