That’s why the most noteworthy contribution Mitt Romney’s
Commonwealth PAC has received so far may be the relatively modest $5750 given by
Bob Perry on November 3. Why? Perry, a mega-successful home builder in Houston,
is the man who spent $4.5 million funding the Swift Boat Veterans’ attacks on
John Kerry in 2004. This year, Perry spent another $6.5 million on the midterm elections.
Romney has created a stratified bundling system based on the "Rangers" and
"Pioneers" model employed by Bush in 2000 and 2004. To be a "Founder," an
individual must raise $250,000 for the campaign; a "Statesman" is charged with
collecting $100,000, and a "Patriot" $50,000.