For Sale: Governor of California. Price? $150 Million Dollars+

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    Thriftless Meg Whitman Gives Another $20 Million to Her Campaign

    Thoughts USMB? Does Meg Whitman just simply want to use the Governor job of California as a stepping stone to the White House?
     
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    Do you have some sort of problem with someone spending their own money to get elected? Doesn't that make more sense than getting donations from a bunch of bigwigs and special interests who will expect a return on their investment?
     
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    Or, just simply refuse all donations from said special interests and accept donations from actual people.

    Amazing concept eh?
     
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    To bad no one is ever going to do it, or ever has.
     
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    Does the phrase "ignorant partisan hack" ring any bells in your hollow little head? It ought to.
    How much money did Mike Bloomberg spend to become mayor of NYC?
    How much money did Hillary Clinton spend (including $5M of her own money) to become POTUS?
    How much did John Kerry spend of his wife's money to become whatever he's run for over the last 15 years?

    So freaking what? It's their money. Let them spend it like they want.
    But this is the result of "campaign finance reform." Only people really good at fundraising and the independently wealthy can run for office anymore.
     
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    What do you expect? This is what American politics has been reduced to. And our USSC just allowed corporations to give even MORE money to candidates. IIRC, Obama spent well over $700 MILLION to help win the White House in 2008!
     
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    Go find me a thread where I defended Bloomberg, Hillary or Kerry's spending. Otherwise, all you're doing is creating a strawman there scarecrow.
     
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    Talk about scarecrows, junior. Did anyone say you had? No.
    Show me a thread where any conservative complained about the above mentioned spending their own money on their campaigns and we can have an issue.
     
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    Ya why didn't Obama do that? after all his campaign claimed the little people was were he got all his money.
     
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    It's a little odd to see someone spend that much money to get a job that pays $175,000. a year. You think she's not going to cater to corporations, with her background?
    Welcome to Corporatist America.
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    "Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."
    Benito Mussolini
     

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