(…) Mobile payments could be a transformational technology for the 2012 election, as Square is becoming popular in campaigns by President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
(…) “It’s now easier than ever to give to campaigns of any political stripe,” Mr. Rubin said. “At a campaign, or any political event, donors will be able to give on the spot. They won’t have to run home and get a check or fill out long paper forms.”
Mr. Rubin said: “In 2008, online donations were really a game-changer for the election. With Square, mobile payments will be the game-changer for 2012.”
[From Bits Blog: Obama and Romney Campaigns Adopt Square for Funding]