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  •  I'm not resistant to VOE (1+ / 0-)
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    I'd heartily embrace the concept..

    But getting to that point is much easier said than done.

    And until I am convinced otherwise, I am resigned to the notion - however immoral, unenlighted or pragmatic it may be - that we have to consistently win (perhaps overwhelmingly win) elections with the current fundraising framework (or lack thereof) in order to be in a position to impose Public Financing.

    In other words, SuperPacs have to be viewed as a "poor Return on Investment" by those who are tossing what amounts to pocket change into them. Then and only then will we actually have a window of opportunity to establish Public Financing.

    And the only way to render SuperPacs "poor investments" is to out-organize our opponents on the ground.

    The so-called "rising tide" is lifting only yachts.

    by Egalitare on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 08:30:49 AM PDT

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    •  Good analysis (0+ / 0-)

      Yeah....I know getting there wouldn't be easy.  And, you're right with regard to working within the system we have currently.  If we can win enough elections and get enough political power, then things can change...and not only the concept of VOE.


      - If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

      by r2did2 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 08:48:16 AM PDT

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