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  •  Still disagree. . . (none)
    If Osama bin Laden shows up on the contributor list then OK, it may be a disadvantage.  But for the most part, the people who show up are going to be executive nobodies.  For the most part, it won't make a different, even for those people who actually pay attention to this sort of thing.

    The truth is, some candidates are going to raise huge amounts of money in completely innocent ways -- whether it is in large contributions for a smaller number of givers or small contributions from a larger number of givers (if, say, Focus on the Family gets behind you).  The inequity still needs to be addressed.

    Is America finally suffering from Idiot Fatigue?

    by LarryInNYC on Tue Dec 06, 2005 at 12:52:37 PM PST

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    •  I disagree. (none)
      Respectfully, but I do.

      If the names on the list are executives, people can research who they work for.

      And if people take the time to read about and research the candidates, then one candidate having 100M and the other 50M won't matter.

      The money only matters if people let the TV and newspaper ads be the limit of their research. And if the voters are content to sit back and let 30-second sound-bites be their research, then we deserve the government we get.

      Regulation breeds inequity in the process. We need less, not more.

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