The campaign of Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, is off to a rocky start. Even before she announced her candidacy, critics were questioning contributions made to the Clinton Foundation, the charitable organization run by Ms. Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
“Some of the money they accepted from foreign entities while she was Secretary of State sure is revealing, ” said former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who is one of many vying for the Republican nomination. “You really have to wonder whose interests she was serving. You can’t say that if you don’t know where the money comes from.”
“Why on earth would the Clintons take money from places like Saudi Arabia if she knew she was going to run?” added Texas Senator Ted Cruz. “It makes no sense. Why didn’t she funnel everything to a super PAC? That way she could have kept it private.”
Jeb Bush, whose own Right to Rise super PAC has raised tens of millions in secret money, agreed. “The Clinton Foundation reports its contributions. We know who’s writing the checks. It’s idiotic for a candidate for national office to be that open. Good grief, if the public knew who was giving me money, they’d go nuts.”
“I don’t agree with Jeb on much. Well, actually, all of us GOP candidates agree on pretty much everything,” chimed in Florida Senator Marco Rubio, “but we all agree that secret, untraceable money is the key to getting elected. I mean, if the people really understood whose bidding we’d be doing once we’re in office, there’d be a revolution in this country.”
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was typically blunt. “Follow the money. The Clintons are raking it in, and we know exactly from where and from whom. Do you think for one minute I would reveal where my funding comes from? It would be like me admitting I knew about the traffic problems on the bridge.
“In this day and age in America, that level of transparency is simply unheard of. It really makes you question whether Hillary has the judgement to be president.”