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Presidential election hits $2B fundraising mark

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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  2. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    It's disgusting on how much money is raised and could've been put to better use.
     
  3. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    The more 'heated' the campaign gets, the more money the media pocket$. And who controls how 'heated' it gets? Hmm.
     
  4. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    Indeed. The system has just gotten out of hand.
     
  5. Hack Hawk Down

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    We should have a spending limit. No donor limit. Just cap the spending.
     
  6. whiskeyguy

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    Don't you hate it when both candidates agree to take public financing, then one candidate goes back on his word and spends nearly three times the other one?

    I can't remember exactly who did that... but it must have been a Republican, because everyone knows they're the party that buys elections.
     
  7. Hack Hawk Down

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    That's not what happened. Obama's spokesman said he would be open to such a negotiation if he was the nomine, with the other side. Original story: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0207/2871.html
     
  8. caniseeyourtaint

    caniseeyourtaint Passive agressive douche

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    or.....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/us/politics/20obama.html?pagewanted=all
     
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  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    Don't you hate when some message board asshole lies about stories (again) and doesn't want the First Amendment?
     
  10. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    $2,000,000,000 for the election. Plethora of easily solved problems left unsolved.
     

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