That he chose to opt out of the state funding is one thing, that he picked an arbitrary amount foreshadows a Gabriele governorship. Even if he wins the nomination, I will have a hard time voting for a candidate who puts no thought into an important decision.
No, instead of thoughtful reflection, discussion with other candidates, or discussion with voters, Gabrieli gave us a âflipâ answer to campaign spending suggesting that limits do not matter. It is clear he gave the issue no thought.
All of America now suffers from lack of campaign spending limits. At the federal level, our president, every senator, and representative, are beholden to well funded special interests. A candidate needs millions to run a campaign in this country. Naturally, those with deep pockets are willing to donate, but to the deep-pocketed, it is not a donation, it is an investment, an investment with an expected return. That return takes the form of access and favorable legislation.
In the end, the people no longer drive legislation, the people who give the most money drive legislation.
Did Lincoln say, âof the donors, by the donors, for the donors?â