McCain used the institute to promote his political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.
The ability to pay campaign operatives between elections is key, as fundraising is difficult during "off" years. The candidate that maintains a campaign staff and conducts campaign activities during the supposedly quiet "off" years has an advantage and a head start over others. This is especially true for a candidate with national ambitions as opposed to state or local candidates. State or local candidates can always use their official staff for political activities (even though they are not supposed to). But it is much more difficult for a Senator to use his government paid staff to coordinate campaign activities nationwide.
One question this raises is, why was Soros' connection to McCain not raised before McCain became the presumptive nominee? I know why the MSM/DNC did not raise this issue. But I am asking why conservatives did not raise this point until now. The WND article lists those few conservatives that discussed this issue prior to 2008. The article also lists the salaried McCain staffers that interlock the Reform Institute and some of the funding sources for the Institute.
If we are destined for a George Soros funded president regardless of whether McCain or Obama (or Hillary (if we are pretending she is still viable)) wins, then there is no point in supporting McCain. At least with a Democrat, Soros' control will be open and susceptible to opposition.
With Obama in office, we will have one enemy - the Soros funded Obama socialist tyranny. But with McCain holding the White House, we will also have to fight confused Republicans within our own ranks who cannot bring themselves to strike out at the Soros-Republican administration. This internal battle will be constant and will paralyze our attempts to rid the country of Soros' foreign influence.
There is no real solution at this point, but this is dilemma we have given ourselves by nominating an open borders "moderate."