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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Campaign reform lunacy

What was the goal of campaign finance reform, again? I thought it had something to do with leveling the political playing field. If this is true, then

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM IS OVER!!!

Kerry outspent Bush. Bush won the presidential election. Money is no longer an issue. So why are people still pressing onward? The congnitive dissonance is unbelievable.

I agree that private bloggers need not fear for the following reasons:
  • The apparent target is one who engages in paid endorsements.

  • A hyperlink to a candidate's website is not tantamount to a donation itself, but a notification, just like being a campaign volunteer who notifies others of how to contribute. No actual monetary contribution has been made.

  • I have faith in our lawyers. If they can win cases for people who blame corporations for their own stupidity, I think they can handle a little free speech arguing.
That's not my problem. My problem is why the dialogue hasn't ended and shifted to something more relevant.