*Can't have it both ways, folks. Why is what was fair four years ago an underhanded tactic today?
When did the Democrats use illegal soft money contributions to support Buchanan or Perot? Maybe they did, but I'm not aware of it.
*Why is this illegal? Here in Canada, we have 4 major political parties, and they often play one off against the other.
It is illegal if they violated OR
's campaign funding laws. There are legal ways to fund a campaign. This may not have been one of them. It's pretty clear in the article. If they didn't do it, then it's fine. Encouraging people to attend to political event legal, using illegal sources funding for publicity is.