Monday, May 19, 2008

Invest Now for Future Political Dividends

The 2008 Presidential race is expected to cost upwards of $1 billion. Both political parties expect wide open wallets from supporters to promote their candidates. Large donations bring access to candidates, the chance to influence policy, and an opportunity to further advantageous legislation, regulations or funding via budget items. President Bush turned this practice into a science with his Pioneer and Ranger designations for campaign heavy hitters.

Now John McCain looks to emulate George W. by going after those same donors. Barack Obama's campaign now turns their noses at the prospect of accepting federal funding post Democratic Convention. The two men who swore to get big money out of politics gave it a bear hug instead. Sad days, indeed!

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