Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stop moaning about money in politics

Angry money (money given by those who don't like the incumbent in the White House) has powered elections since 2004. Michael Barone writes,
The apparent Republican edge in spending this year, like the Democratic edge in 2004, was evidence of widespread and heartfelt opposition to an incumbent president. It's a sign of civic health, not sickness.
This is exactly what Democrats thought in 2008, The only reason to decry money in politics today is because it is not going to the Democrats in the same numbers as it went to them four years ago. If the flow of money should shift to the Democrats in the next election, that will be the result of discontent with the Republicans. That is as it should be.