How much money is your vote worth?

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    Obama is going to pump out "street" money to "wink,wink" turn out the vote.



    REST ASSURED, Philadelphia. Come Election Day, there will be street money.
    According to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the local Democratic Party chairman, Sen. Barack Obama's general-election presidential campaign in Philadelphia will be run different from his primary operation, which relied more on volunteers than on Democratic ward leaders and did not provide street money on Election Day.

    "We're not going to pay for votes or pay for turnout," Obama said before the Pennsylvania primary.

    But Brady said that the campaign has promised street money to pump up turnout in November. And now that Obama is the official nominee, his campaign will team up with the city's Democratic ward leaders, who traditionally help get out votes.

    An interesting and so-far-unanswered question is whether Obama will campaign more in Philadelphia than he did during the primary to stoke turnout in his strongest political base.

    "They told me there are going to be resources here," Brady said. "That's what we do in Philadelphia; we pay people to work. They understand that."

    Craig Schirmer, Pennsylvania director for the Obama campaign, would not talk about street money. But he did say that the campaign would be working closely with the local Democratic apparatus.

    "As a campaign, we really are enjoying working with Congressman Brady and Mayor Nutter and Congressman Fattah," he said.

    Ward politics in the city presents a unique set of challenges to the Obama campaign.

    Paying money to ward leaders and other supporters represents exactly the kind of transactional politics Obama has run against. His primary campaigns were fueled on Internet-based fundraising and on grassroots organizing rather than on traditional political relationships.

    and more at...
    Obama to pony up street money in November | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/19/2008
     
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    You better hurry and get in line (make sure it is in CASH) ... so you do not have to pay taxes on it! :lol:
     
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    :lol:

    and then turn around and vote McCain. It's not like they can see what you actually vote. :cool:
     
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    Paying campaign workers is a bad thing?

    Has anyone told Karl Rove that, yet?
     
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    If the candidates want to give me money, great, but im still going to vote my conscious. which probably means im not voting for the guys giving me money
     

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