Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Pat McGreevey reports in The LA Times about Los Angeles mayoral candidates going to last week's Democratic Convention in order to drum up financial support for their campaigns.
Try as I might, I can't come up with any kind of democratic justification for allowing wealthy folks from one city to hijack an election in another with big contributions. I kinda thought a key part of self-determination was s-e-l-f.
Apparently $1,000 (LA's contribution limit) doesn't go as far towards buying an election as it once did.
These politicians and their apologists will try to tell you that these would-be politicians are only doing what they have to do within the limits of the law in order to win -- don't hate the player, hate the game. Right. But who makes the rules of this game again?