Originally posted by Becker44
He seems like a decent man but raising 16 to 20 million dollars in this high stakes game unfortunately leaves him on the outer fringe.
That's another thing that bothers me about politics and how it is covered
in the media. The media's coverage always covers how much money
a candidate can raise in a campaign. It's shown all over the news.
Frankly, too much emphasis is put on how much money one raises
instead of what the candidate stands for. This is just a media circus
in which the person with the most money gets the most coverage.
Basically, it is buying an election. I think there needs to be a cap
on how much a campaign can raise. Anything over that cap is given
back to the donor. This is turning out to be a money race instead
of an issue or character race. With so much money involved, there is
no wonder you have to be a crook in order to reach the White House.
The system works against the nature of why it was designed.
With any candidate accepting so much money in order to compete,
it's no wonder why so many favors are cashed in once they get in
office. Sad to say, that goes all the way down the line to small
municipalities as well.
The only way to fix the entire issue and put integrity back into
the political process is to completely fire every politician in
the U.S. and start over with new fresh faces that haven't been
corrupted by the existing process. An entire new political
infrastructure. Once that has been established, then position
sharing should be implemented. Instead of 4 years in the White
House, make it a 1 year term and let somebody else take the seat.
Else we leave one scoundrel in the king's seat too long and he changes
it around to his liking and before you know it. It's harder to get
him out of the seat than it was to get there.
These are just my opinions and (LOL) I'm sure it will never
come to pass ..... but it is a dream of a brighter future