he Boston Globe
had yet another story today about Romney’s largess with conservative groups. A former IRS commissioner questions whether the Romney foundation “charitable” giving was in fact merely a disguised effort to boost his candidacy, a charge the Romney camp denies. This is not the first look at this issue. There was this report
and more recently this report
about Romney’s PAC(since disbanded) which spread money around to South Carolina conservative groups. Romney has not yet released financial documents which would spell out the full extent of his foundation’s charitable giving but has maintained through his spokesman that he simply is supporting conservative causes in which he believes. Perhaps. It is hard for Romney’s opponents to get to the right of him on issues since he has aligned himself with very few exceptions( No Child Left Behind being one) with the GOP base on a wide range of issues so some of his opponents –especially Thompson(who has raised the “buying” the election theme) and Huckabee — may make more of an issue of his spending patterns.