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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to NurseJackie (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:19 AM

6. Consequence of Citizens United

 

National politics has become an industry. Citizens United ramped up the amount of money available. There are now so many people attempting to get into the business of politics, and there is so much money floating around, that they need alot of candidates in order to drive demand for consultants and polling data (not to mention opposition research). So if you get the idea to run for office, there is probably someone who will encourage you to do so in order to drum up business for themselves. And their reputation will not so much be built upon winning and losing, or advancing a cause, as it will be their ability to raise money, and manage the candidates media image.

And none of this is good for the country.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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