It is good news that Jeb Bush could not inherit his father's and brother's financial networks, raise $100 million, and purchase the Republican nomination for another Bush v. Clinton presidential race. That would have signalled a kind of sickness in American politics, that indeed symbolically the deck is stacked and the game is rigged. So … Continue reading Jeb Bush Is Out
First published March 31, 2004. Ten years later, more than double the amount, nearly one billion dollars, was spent to influence the votes of a smaller and smaller electorate, meaning that probably $100 or more was spent to influence a swing voter in 2014, depending on the state and the election. Mind-boggling: Republicans and Democrats … Continue reading $30-$40 For Every Swing Vote in 2004. How about $100 per swing vote in 2014?