Friday, July 17, 2009

And yes Virginia, size does matter.

In particular when it comes to campaign war chests.

When I reflect upon the growing size of Diane Denish's campaign war chest, I am not so concerned about who donated what, as I am about what that donation might buy.

It think that it is not only possible, but in fact, it is inevitable that the culture of corruption and incompetence in Santa Fe will end.

At which point, who cares who gave what to whom or what good they thought it might be buying them?

The problem is that the election should turn on the approval
of a majority of voters of a particular candidate or philosophy,
and less on what clever manipulators of public sentiment can create given enough time and money.

Elections should turn not on the money that is spent swaying public opinion, often with deliberate deceit, but on the needs of the people, most of whom have too little money to buy the representation that they deserve.

photo Mark Bralley

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