The 'best' president money can buy?

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    Is that the ultimate result (and was it the goal) of those members of the Supreme Court in deciding Citizens United v. FEC?

    We all get one vote, but not all of us can or would give a candidate for POTUS over one million dollars.

    The question is, do you believe unlimited donations to a candidate for office is in fact free speech?

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    http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-donor-pro-romney-pac-identified-160307460.html
     
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    money can buy a president just look how much obama got. But was that money wisely spent? Did the b uyers get what they wanted?
    I am sure they got less hope and a lot more change than expected.
     
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    yes exactly dead on:clap2:
     
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    Of course y'all missed the point. Let me type very slow so even the slow might possibly, on a good day, understand.

    One person donated one million dollars plus. On person. Do you see a difference between one person making a huge donation and 100,000 people making a ten dollar donation? Try to think; once you begin to think it become less difficult, so try.
     
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    No, money isn't free speech. Other than people that carry around big bags of cash to give to elected representatives, I don't know many people who think Citizens United is a good idea. The whole problem with our government IS the money PAID to them by lobbyists and special interest groups.

    It's time to limit campaign donations. Personally, I think they should be individual donations only and capped at $100.
     
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    So tell us how much did Soro's contribute to all his pet PAC's last time and the time before? Funny how you only complain when it is someone you oppose.
     
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    wasn't obie doodle's goal to raise a billion dollars? did you bitch about that?
     
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    Why don't you tell us? Do you have that information? You knew who it was too didn't you? Until there was public outcry, we didn't know who dropped the bag of cash off at Romeny's doorstep.

    I am opposed to bucketloads of cash being given to ANY candidate by ANY group; unions, corporations or any special interest. The days of the Boehner handing out lobbyist checks on the House floor has got to stop.
     
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    And I am personally opposed to limits on individual donations. It is MY money and my right to support any candidate I want. If I want to give them millions that is MY business. And yes it IS a matter of freedom of speech.
     

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