Obama.com not owned by campaign – instead owned by Robert Roche (U.S. citizen) Chairman of a Chinese infomercial company called Acorn International
LOL! Talk about ironic. I know what you are thinking about the name Acorn International, but it’s not the so called ‘community organization group.’ Instead, Acorn International is a Chinese infomercial company based in Shanghai and who’s chairman is named Robert Roche. He is the man who owns the domain Obama.com (not, Obama himself, or the campaign.) This is just the tip of the iceberg of the big Obama donor scandal that’s slowly coming out today, and probably during the week. No big news publication has released it. Nothing on Daily Beast/Newsweek as was reported over the past weekend as of yet. According to Breitbart, Robert Roche obtained one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate in Washington, DC: a seat at the head table for President Obama’s State Dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao. Also, Obama.com redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Obama campaign’s official website, my.barackobama.com, which does not require donors to enter their credit card security code (known as the CVV code), thereby increasing the likelihood of foreign or fraudulent donations.
The website is managed by a small web development firm, Wicked Global, in Maine. One of Wicked Global’s employees, Greg Dorr, lists on his LinkedIn page his additional employment with Peace Action Maine and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. According to the GAI report, 68 percent of all Internet traffic to Obama.com comes from foreign visitors.
Since 2009, White House Visitor Logs list the name Robert Roche at least 19 times, despite the fact Mr. Roche’s primary residence is in China.
Mr. Roche, who is originally from Chicago, is a co-chair of the Technology Initiative for the Obama campaign.