Nothing’s left of the post-Watergate campaign-finance reforms

by - April 07, 2015

Gary Hart tells Politico he is worried that money is overwhelming politics and that the prospect of a Clinton-Bush race in 2016 suggests a new "dynastic" nature to American politics. Here's the money quote (pun intended) from Hart: “If you’ve got to have a billion dollars to run for president, how many people can do that? Only the Clintons and the Bushes and one or two others.” No duh. But he's right and we need some of his patented "new ideas" in our politics, and especially new ideas about how to get the money race under control. Because the old ideas have all been declared unconstitutional.

Nothing’s left of the post-Watergate campaign-finance reforms | MinnPost

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