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How to spend $300 million in a few weeks


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

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The two presidential candidates said they had nearly $300 million in the bank for the final leg of the campaign, raising a simple question: What in the world are they going to do with all that money?

The answer, of course, is that they are going to spend it — at a rate never seen before in the annals of American politics.

In previous presidential contests, candidates such as Democrat John Kerry or Republican Bob Dole often began pulling back from broad swaths of the country near the end of the race to focus their dwindling resources on the most contested states. Most candidates since the 1970s also have been constrained by voluntary public financing limits that kept a lid on how much money they had available.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

hmmmm wouldn't this money be better if they spent it on helping people out and improve the life there
for the poor people instead of their campaige ?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostKnight Of Shadows, on 01 November 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

hmmmm wouldn't this money be better if they spent it on helping people out and improve the life there
for the poor people instead of their campaige ?

Nope, poor people are poor because they are lazy free loaders. Daddy needs a car elevator in his garage!
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

I find it ironic that rich people can donate that kind of money to an election, but still complain about paying more taxes...

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

it's just sickning imagin how much people's lives that amount of money can improve and save
instead they use it to just gain 4 more years as the big cheese ..

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

I've always thought we needed campaign reform.. .and so of course I have my (humble) proposals :) ...

1. Do away with ALL campaign donations...
    - Candidates would be given a set amount (equally distributed) to cover costs...
    - All Television/Radio/Media time would be equal and given at no cost (CSPAN comes to mind)...
    - PACs, etc would be banned by law from affiliating with a candidate - though of course they can
  endorse so long as there is no monetary or other recompense tie between them...
   - Candidates would be 'issued' a web site where they can post their platform, accomplishments and goals,
They can advertise the web site so long as they do not turn the ad into a 'campaign speech'...
   - Outlaw Polls. Let the people decide who to vote for based on issues and platforms - not 'trends'...
   - Media to be held accountable for knowingly presenting false or misleading info during campaign coverage...
  Don't stiffle the press, just hold them accountable... They have been above the law for far too long...

2. On Election Day (or any time when voting is active) :
   - NO MEDIA COVERAGE. Let the voters decide - not the exit polls or the media... Frequently the election is
  called way before the polls are even closed. This minimalizes those voters in later time zones...
   - Do not announce a winner until all voting has stopped and ALL votes have been counted...
   - Enact a single national standard style of voting - paper, electronic, mechanical whatever... Make it standard,
secure and reliable... Then educate everyone on HOW TO VOTE... Start this in high school... That way there
are no excuses for improperly filled out ballots...





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