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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:28 PM

Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn
12/21/2014

It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to election day, the 2016 campaign is already rich with storylines as candidates hone their messages and handshakes for the gruelling primary schedule ahead.

For Republicans, the field will be one of the most crowded in years, with establishment favourites such as Mr Bush and Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, poised to battle candidates who have attracted huge followings among the party’s grassroots activists — such as Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

With no clear frontrunner, it will also be one of the most open presidential races, matching up candidates with strong political track records but divergent stances on core Republican issues such as immigration, national security and gay marriage.

Among Democrats, most expect Mrs Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator from New York, to use the primaries mainly to bolster her war chest as much as to refine her messages on the economy and foreign policy.

Few Democrats, including progressive poster child Elizabeth Warren, have expressed an interest in taking on Clinton Inc. this time around, although Mrs Clinton’s propensity for mistakes could create a gap. So, too, could the intensity of the opposition research machine against her, which has spent years combing through her ties to Wall Street, the Clintons’ foundation work and her political record....

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/204202fc-892a-11e4-ad5b-00144feabdc0.html


This just depresses the hell out of me. The Q shouldn't be 'Who's running for President?' but "Who's buying the Presidency?'

Think of all the good that could be done with all that money. Instead it's just the wealthy buying their agenda for the upcoming term.

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:36 PM

1. I think the economy of New Hampshire would collapse without it

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:39 PM

2. LOL Thanks for making me laugh!!

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:57 PM

3. That was a problem for Mitt's campaign...

 


The more the campaigns focused on areas which had been hard-hit economically, the more stimulative the campaigns were to those local economies.

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