Get money out of politics. It has gotten significantly worse and we as citizens are worse off for it. Our government is diseased and our politicians are deplorable.
And as candidates spent more and more time cocooned with their wealthiest supporters, who were often also among their most ideological supporters, they made themselves vulnerable to a particular kind of influence. Not just the kind journalists are ever on the watch for — the classic quid pro quo — but a more subtle form, a cultural form that tends to be heard and not seen.
Our campaigns have become so dependent on the wealthy that we are at risk of forgetting that there is any other way to do politics — and our candidates are at risk of forgetting whom they are running to represent.
For the record the writer’s examples of candidate behavior driven by new money based favoritism are puff piece laughable.
The whole ‘deplorables’ issue is such false equity news bullshit. They are deplorable and it’s far more than half of them. Their own survey responses objectively demonstrate their deplorability.
What’s ‘Deplorable’ About Presidential Campaigns http://nyti.ms/2cLN6kC