Failure of McCain-Feingold
Mark Tapscott observes that the recent disclosures of record-setting fundraising hauls by the presidential candidates demonstrates that McCain-Feingold has been a miserable failure in curtailing the “getting rid of the corrupting influence of money on politics.” Worse, it has “open[ed] the door for Congress to decide what is acceptable political speech.”
For the first time in American history, individual citizens cannot join with like-minded others as members of a variety of associations to buy a broadcast spot to criticize an incumbent congressman by name for 60 days prior to the November election. In other words, this terrible law has unleashed the most corrupting influence of all in giving career politicians the power of government to silence their critics. McCain-Feingold must be repealed.
The good news is that John McCain came in behind not only Rudy Giuliani but Mitt Romney, who is within the margin of error of trailing me in the polls.