WharfRat wrote:CrazyPooja90 wrote:JTWood wrote:CrazyPooja90 wrote:I'm curious as to what you don't like about him. If the Mods don't want you to share it would you mind telling me in a PM?
Yeah, I don't care if he votes away from his party. Off the top of my head, campaign finance reform is what I can't stand most about the guy. Total sham.
I'm sorry, would you mind elaborating why its a sham? I know some about the issue but not as much as I would like.
Well, I don't know if this is what JT was referring to, but one of the problems has been huge loopholes that have allowed enormous amounts of money to flow to campaigns, in new channels that didn't previously exist. But this has more to do with special interests, the two parties and the FEC than with anything McCain or Feingold did. Basically, everybody who thrives on big money in DC -which is most people - worked their way around the reforms, which maybe could have been stronger.
Yep. All the "reform" was realign how the soft money flowed. It didn't really change anything.