Tuesday, August 07, 2007Markos' disinterest in campaign finance reform has always really bugged me. He always had this crazy idea that a bunch of small donations would be able to outweigh large contributors. Of course, this has never happened in the history of elections, for the simple reason that middle class people are both far less likely to give (they have less money, you see), and far harder to organize. As such, wealthy interests have a huge advantage in the game of campaign finance. Duh.
Now it looks like Kos is finally beginning to come around. While I'm glad that he's finally got one foot on board, I have to wonder - what took so long??? You'd think that a grass roots organizer would want to de-emphasize the importance of money. You'd think that a partisan Democrat would like to take away the single biggest advantage the Republicans have - the bottomless coffers that come with representing the wealthiest sectors of society.
I don't know. I suppose I'm just not being charitable enough. I'm simply of the belief that reducing the influence of money in politics would make everything else we want to do easier.