Sen. John McCain Attacks Mitt Romney Super PAC: “Corporations Are Not People”
In an interview on PBS’s NewsHour, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told Judy Woodruff that because casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson makes a huge portion of his profits from a casino in Macau, his massive spending in support of Mitt Romney and other right-wing candidates is a form of foreign money influencing American elections.
President Obama, who is black, has said the same thing and has been attacked by Republicans. Sen. McCain who is white has not been attacked by the GOP.
McCain said: This which says that obviously, maybe in a round-about way, foreign money is coming into an American campaign, political campaigns… we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization that Teddy Roosevelt had that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and that corporations are not people. That’s why we have different laws that govern corporations than govern individual citizens. And so to say that corporations are people, again, flies in the face of all the traditional Supreme Court decisions that we have made — that have been made in the past.
(Source: PBS and ThinkProgress.org)