Sunday, November 28, 2004

Money won the elections (quelle surprise)

This shouldn't surprise anyone, but check out's rundown of money spent compared with results in national races this year. In the great majority of cases, the person who spent the most won.

1 comment:

Ambivalent_Maybe said...

This is just a fabulous demonstration of the wonders of the free market! Those candidates with most appeal will of course be able to raise (and spend) more money than those with less appeal. Or, to put it another way: the candidate with the best 'brand' or branding strategy is able to establish greater voting market share. Once the market is completely deregulated and able to operate at peak efficiency, then we will be able to do away with voting altogether.