Saturday, July 11, 2015

They Used To Care

I have mixed feelings about all the attempts at campaign finance regulation for various reasons, but one notable change in the last 15 years or so is that it used to be one of those nonpartisany/bipartisany issues that political reporters would support without fearing that they'd lose their objective cred by doing so. All that money was seen as "corruption" and even your nonpartisan objective reporter can oppose corrupt, right? If I were a bit more paranoid I'd say this was because McCain-Feingold was widely regarded as the Democratic Party Suicide Act. It didn't actually turn out that way, but that was the belief at the time.

But, in any case, that zeitgeist is good. Money is good. More money is better.