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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:28 AM

I hate that big money made this election a circus show where clowns almost governed

And there was so much time and effort spent on fund raising rather than expoliting policy messages, pointing out winning legislation and clearing up falsebhoods.

Granted, big money didn't carry the day, but it was scary, and it made for horrible immoral, patently false messages, fliers, banners and signs.

I'm glad they got to put all than money into the economy. I'm glad that $300 Million didn't buy 300,000,000,000 votes.

http://news.yahoo.com/republican-strategist-karl-roves-very-bad-night-002109469.html

With the assistance of a few powerful Republican friends, Rove helped to secure an estimated $300 million for Republican candidates, hoping to help turn the White House over to Romney and control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans.
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Conservative activist Richard Viguerie said in a statement Wednesday that "in any logical universe," Rove "would never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again and no one would give a dime to their ineffective Super PACs, such as American Crossroads."
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In an interview with Reuters earlier this year, Rove said he wanted Crossroads to be a "permanent presence" in U.S. politics, an organization that would work alongside the Republican Party and employ the party's top strategists while remaining an attractive home for the party's most influential donors.

In 2007, Rove resigned as Bush's deputy chief of staff amid questions about his role in the firing of a federal prosecutor. With Bush's legacy bruised even among his own party, the 2012 campaign provided Rove a shot at redemption.


Clearly Rove's brand is badly damaged, he spent millions of investor monies in 10 key states and lost 9 of them...hardly a good return on any investment. The US Chamber of Commerce didn't fair much better, with only a 5% return on their polticial investments.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. And yet THIS article says Romney lost because he didn't have enough money

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:36 PM

2. Let's hope we get some good changes to the Supreme Court, then we can reverse Citizens United, and


that other stupid decision.

Then we need to pass meaningful and lasting campaign finance reform.

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