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POLITICS: Why should we care how much money candidates raise?

Letter by Rodger A. Hartley, Tacoma on July 25, 2012 at 11:25 am | 13 Comments »
July 25, 2012 11:25 am

I am not certain I fully understand all the hubbub regarding political fund-raising. Are “We the (dumb) people” supposed to be impressed with one or the other’s ability to squeeze millions of dollars out of other dumb people? How is this significantly different from buying a political position?

Aren’t we supposed to vote for someone with perceived upstanding morals and the ability to make good logical choices in office? Aren’t these the indicators of potential leadership qualities with less emphasis on party affiliations or the size of their bankroll?

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