Saturday, February 2, 2008

Buying The Presidency

Buying one's way into the White House is a bad, unAmerican idea. Serious thought needs to be given to political financing of campaigns. Joe Citizen is limited as to the amount of money he can give to an individual's campaign, a couple of thousand dollars at most. Today I read that Mitt Romney has put 35 millions dollars, not a misprint, of his own money in his campaign to buy (oops, win) the presidency. Let's apply a little common sense to this process. Without spending his fortune, Romney would only be a footnote in the history books as the son of a former governor of Michigan.

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