Been hearing a lot of this floating around since the failed Walker recall. So, let's discuss it. How exactly does someone "buy" an election? Which is it: 1) Are they paying people to vote a certain way? 2) Are they paying the vote counters to count a certain way? 3) Are they paying for a bunch of advertisements? If you think the answer is number 1 or 2 then that's a pretty big claim and would need some serious evidence to prove. If you think the answer is number 3 then isn't that more of an indication of the american people being easily led idiots? Mass advertisements are only as effective as we allow them to be. It's not a problem with people spending money for commercials, it's a problem with americans being easily distracted by shiny objects and catch phrases. Again, the true blame lies with what you see in the mirror. The american people are the zero sum of the country's problems.