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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 10:38 PM

10. It is politician A, or important person, or paper

 

telling people, I like this person and they are qualified for office.

Usually for papers this is a decision of the editorial board. And to be quite honest... they carry some weight, depending on the person, but not as much as people think.

If an artist gets behind the candidacy for candidate A, and they are well known, it carries more weight with regular joes than if a Congressman or Senator does. On the other hand (at the presidential level) that congressional endorsement will carry a lot of weight with party faithful and the machine.

Labor unions, your mileage will vary.

I used to think they were more influential than they really are.

And to make a point about Citizens United and money in politics, we were considering endorsing Big Money. I doubt we will do that.

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