Friday, April 20, 2007


I guess I don't really have much of a problem with seeing fundraising as a reasonable symbol of candidate support, especially if number of donors, and not just total amount raised, is taken into account. I mean, if you can't even inspire people enough to get them to throw a few bucks your way you probably aren't going to get very far.

Contributing is a way for people to buy into a campaign, it gives them a stake and an interest in its success. Obama's got the right idea.

No, we're not at a place where big money donors aren't important, and so we should still be concerned with the influence of money on politics, but this is really not as big of an issue in presidential politics.