With the corrosive Supreme Court decision in Citizens United now safely on the books, corporate money is going to be more plentiful in the 2012 election cycle than hookers at an NRA convention. At least a dozen Republicans are in the money chase, a situation that almost guarantees that some will step over the line (loose though it already is) in the rush to get more and more of this corporate "speech."
One of the first significant scandals in the current race to the White House may already be coming to light. Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts who has exceedingly large amounts of family wealth and political connections, is being subjected to polite (so far) inquiries about a million-dollar donation that was made to his PAC, Restore Our Future, under less-than-transparent conditions.
The money was donated (or washed) through a mysterious group called W Spann, LLC. It was created in March of this year, listed an official address that it never occupied in Manhattan, and was mysteriously dissolved in July of this year shortly before its sole donation (the one million to the Mittster) was made public. Reporters trying to follow the money are, of course, running up against a big stone wall.
This election is going to be so much fun, because when it comes to sleazy campaign practices (especially regarding money) nobody does it better than the GOP!