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Per Bluman v. FEC, Romney should be disqualified as a candidate for taking money from foreign donors on foreign soil.

But don’t take my word for it.

Let’s ask the Supreme Court and their 9-0 decision in Bluman v. Federal Election Commission:

(a) Prohibition

It shall be unlawful for —

(1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make —

(A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State, or local election;

(B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or

(C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of section 434(f)(3)of this title); or

(2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation described in subparagraph 

(A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.

2 U.S.C. § 441e(a).[fn2] The statute continues to define “foreign national” to include all foreign citizens except those who have been admitted as lawful permanent residents. Id. § 441e(b).

Awkward!

The video above shows Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, one of the leaders of the GOP lawsuit against Obamacare, bringing a clemency meeting (no, really) to a halt to show tea party Gov. Rick Scott the good news: The Supreme Court overturned the individual mandate!

The governor quickly calls a recess, starts celebrating, and runs out to find a TV. Hilarity ensues at 1:08, when a Republican staffer apparently realizes that Bondi’s news source — Fox, perhaps? CNN? — had goofed, and SCOTUS upheld the whole law.