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John McCain Helpfully Accuses Romney Campaign of Benefiting From Chinese Money

MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 04:  Former presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) announces that he is endorsing Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a town hall meeting at Central High School January 4, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Romney beat former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by only eight votes in Tuesday's "first in the nation" Iowa Caucuses.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Watch your back, McCain.

As the ostensibly Romney-supporting Republican senator explained it to PBS, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is making lots of money in the Chinese gambling haven of Macau, and then donating lots of money to a pro-Romney super-PAC, and this is tantamount to injecting "foreign money" into the presidential campaign. So people who do business overseas shouldn't be allowed to make political donations? It doesn't make any sense, but it's still not a good look for Romney to have a high-profile surrogate claim that he's buying the White House with Chinese money — the most devious type of money in the world.

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