The Obama campaign recently released an ad mocking John McCain’s inability to use a keyboard as evidence that he’s “out of touch”.
Mr. Huston writes about “Jack”, a British friend of his who tried to donate to each campaign via its Web site; Jack claimed a U.S. address but attempted to charge his contributions to a credit card with a U.K. billing address.
The McCain campaign put up roadblocks:
On the McCain site, my credit card address has to match my postal address, and mine is in England. So that was out.
I also have to enter a US passport number as validation of citizenship if donating from abroad. Which I left blank, as I do not possess a US passport.
So although the McCain site instantly thanked me for my support, it did not indicate that my $5 has been successfully processed. No mention of that at all.
I suspect it will be declined when my details come to light.
But it was smooth sailing over at Obama’s site, which he says accepted the illegal contribution:
I clicked onto the Obama website, entered my credit card details, and used a friend’s old New York address, which obviously did not match my UK Mastercard address.
There were NO checks on my citizenship. And the Obama site instantly told me that my $5 had been successfully processed.
It seems Sen. Obama is out of touch with U.S. law.