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Wed Nov 14 2007 23:03:07

Mitt Romney Campaign Turns to eBay to Raise Cash

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay CEO Meg Whitman is spending lots of time helping her friend and former Bain co-worker Mitt Romney raise money for his presidential bid. In return, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign emailed supporters asking them to auction their stuff on eBay to help the campaign. (Hmmm, I wonder whose idea that was?)

The "Mitt Market" uses a third-party service called auctionPAL to help supporters list their items on eBay. Here's how it works:

You provide us pictures and a brief description of the item you want to sell. We create a customized online listing of your item for eBay. When your item sells, we collect payment from the buyer and send you a box with shipping supplies and instructions. After the buyer accepts the item, we deduct our service fee from the final sale price and mail the net proceeds to you. However, if you wish, we will send your net proceeds (up to $2,300) straight to the Romney campaign as a personal contribution from you.


BTW, in poking around for background, I stumbled upon a controversy about Mr. Romney, one that made me literally queasy. "Emotion-free crisis management"? Where do these management consultants come up with this stuff?

 




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by: jsicolts

Thu Nov 15 05:43:33 2007

Disgracful. Anyone who would support a republican after all the messes they have made should have their heads examined.

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by: Debrar

Thu Nov 15 09:30:15 2007

Go Mitt Romney!!! Do the research, he is the cleanest candidate and the most capable.

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by: Sue @ TameBay

Fri Nov 16 06:33:33 2007

I would rather chew off my own foot than vote for Romney (even if I had a vote in the US, which I don't). You can tell an awful lot about a man by how he treats his dog.

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by: Indyattic

Fri Nov 16 10:13:18 2007

Romney? No way! If I wanted to vote for a Democrat I'd pick Obama, not Mitt.

The Ron Paul folks are doing the same type eBay thing. Search "RP08" but it isn't anything the campaign officially suggested.

And if I may....Ron Paul is our only hope to end the Middle East intervention and stop the draft from being implemented.

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by: Edward

Fri Nov 16 14:48:56 2007

What should we expect from a candidate who has to loan his own campaign $8.5 million?

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by: UGH!

Sun Nov 18 09:26:54 2007

Do we really want another polictician who speaks out both sides of their mouth?  One who can't make up his mind on whether he's pro-choice, pro-life, or pro or anti gay.
It sounds like he just wants to cater to whomever he's speaking to at the moment.  Meg can support who she wants, but dragging her old buddy into ebay listings is just going too far!
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/jan/07010408.html

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by: Karen

Tue Nov 20 09:15:55 2007

Mitt, Rudy, Hillary, Hussein Obama, whatever their name happens to be, they all have dirt under their rugs because they're all human. Not a one of them will take a solid stand on any issue. They all flip flop depending upon the crowd they're pandering to at that given moment. Politician NEVER change!!

As for Meg Whitman supporting Romney I say GOOD!!! If I had the kind of money and power she had I'd used it to further my agenda and think anyone else in her position would do the same thing... be they Democrat or Republican.



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