Of course, when the fundraiser took place, Reed bailed:
On Monday evening, there was no sign of Reed at the Marriott Marquis here and no mention of him by McCain during his remarks. A campaign spokesperson confirmed that Reed would not be in attendance but declined to say whether the campaign had asked him to keep his distance.
Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor said:
Faced with the embarrassing prospect of holding a fundraiser with one of Jack Abramoff's closest associates, the McCain campaign scrambled today to scratch Ralph Reed from tonight's program, but voters deserve to know the answers to the real questions raised by Reed's involvement
If the McCain campaign won't return the money Reed has raised for them, then voters should rightly ask why it matters that Reed didn't show up at tonight's event. The real question isn't why Reed isn't showing up, but why a so-called reformer would invite him at all.
The fundraiser netted McCain $1.75 million - that's why.That having been said, here's a New Obama ad about Senator McCain's ties to Ralph Reed:
John McCain - a so-called reformer.