Monday, October 4, 2010

Election Spending

The Supremes opened the sluice-gate, the money is flowing.  The trogs are getting  more of the cash than the Dems.  What does the money buy?  It buys ads.  Ads for products, human products, they are called candidates.  Who benefits from the Supremes decisions?  Not the pols as much as the folks who sell air time, write copy, and make the ads. Oh, don't forget the operatives who place the ads, they get a piece of pie also. What amazes me is that ads work, at least we assume they work.  I think it's a general rule, the candidate who buys the most ads, wins.  It that true?

As the money flows from interest groups to candidates, it's reasonable to assume that donor interests will be more prominent in the winners mind than his or her new constituents.  When politics devolves into soap sales,we should not be at the crap we purchased.

Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret

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