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  •  I used to be a big proponent of campaign finance (0+ / 0-)

    reform.

    Then I saw what "free" media (the six huge trusts) did to Howard Dean in two weeks.

    Now, I wouldn't say I'm against it or anything, but I no longer see it solving the central problem.

    There is a window of policy positions acceptable to the Money Power.  Any politician offering positions outside of that window will be crushed if they seek the Presidency or show signs of rising into leadership in the legislature.

    And it really doesn't matter how much that politician can raise, or how big their official war chest is compared to their opponents.

    "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

    by JesseCW on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 10:07:58 AM PDT

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