YES! - Money now trumps democracy.
79% (27 votes)
NO! - The left will rally & make sure Adelson’s guy loses.
21% (7 votes)
Total votes: 34

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Rboisvert7 2 years 44 weeks ago

Didn't Wisconcin Gov. Scott Walker prove the money to buy you elected official worked?

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ladyjaz2010 2 years 44 weeks ago

Thom - why is it that your polls never include the option of :( I SURE AS HELL HOPE AND PRAY NOT.) ??? That is the option I would usually choose in your polls!!! lol

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GypsyO53 2 years 44 weeks ago

I have to agree with ladyjazz however ---until the people stand up and fight against the big money this corruption will continue!!

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agebel 2 years 44 weeks ago

Wisconsin showed one thing, but the Jerry Brown vs Meg Whitman and Richard Blumenthal vs Linda McMahon 2010 results show that money does not always win.

I would like to consider this years presidental campaign as a stimulus for the media companies, but that the truth will win out. I guess the question is will the truth make it to the open air, or will it stay burried by the lies that are being put out there.

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r4house 2 years 43 weeks ago

The time proven basics of communication theory; Frequency, Duration, Amplitude (often enough, long enough, loud enough) are now mostly mediated by media and money drives media in each of these basics. The side with the most money can push these messages and they sometimes carry the day. In California (the Jerry vs. Meg) election proved the rule by the exception. Jerry was a known entity and trusted in ways that Meg could not buy. The BIG LIE worked most famously with the Josef Geobbels propaganda machine, but the tactics have found fertile ground throughout history. The present situation is very problematic. Will the truth be recognizable through the smoke screen of media buys? I'm not sure.

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