So giant media organizations give millions in campaign contributions to politicians, and then politicians spend millions advertising on tv, essentially giving the money right back to them. 12.5 million has been spent in Iowa on TV ads alone. That’s an average of 200 dollars per voter. I wonder why the politicians don’t directly just give the voters the money. It seems like a much more logical system. “I’m Mitt Romney, I’m not going to bother you with annoying TV ads this season but instead, here’s two hundred bucks. Vote for me.” 93 percent of elections are won by the candidate who spends more anyway. If our votes are essentially bought these days, shouldn’t the voters at least be the ones profiting?
Got sick of studying and made a song dedicated to Rick Perry.
Rick Perry- by me.
The debates will just be so entertaining. Everyone is saying he was drunk during the New Hampshire fundraiser, but the scary thing is that we really don’t know, the dude could actually be that crazy. Man, I love politics, I love being entertained and there is nothing more entertaining than watching Michele Bachmann try to put together a complete sentence. I really hope one of the entertaining people like Bachmann, Perry, or Cain get the nod. Anything but that boring fuck Romney.
Matt Wuerker/Politico (10/5/2011)