Political PACs like the McDonald's PAC operate as though the past thirty years have not happened. Their goal is to keep everybody happy. In today's political environment that's just not possible.
Five years ago American politics began changing at lightning speed, and it's still accelerating. Any political "expert" from the turn of the century is long past their expiration date.
I don't know who runs political affairs for McDonald's Corp. or what consultants the corporation and the PAC hire but whoever they are, they're dinosaurs.
Add to that, the reality that McDonald's corporate culture has turned hard left. While this has been a few decades in the making it's now complete.
Why would a group of conservative, small business owners contribute to a PAC that is controlled by a political movement that is increasingly anti-business?
Should McDonald's Owner/Operators make political contributions? Of course they should, but make it an LSM activity. Do it in a way that you and your local business will be recognized by political leaders. And, in such a way that your name isn't all over the public records of a national business PAC.
And there's another concern. The left-wing is demonizing anyone who supports conservative values. This will continue over the next four years and beyond.
Why participate in a national PAC that is ripe for such examination and harassment?
If allowed to exist the McDonald's PAC will do grievous harm to the brand.
Far more harm than good.
The McDonald's PAC needs to be put down - now.