Friday, September 19, 2008

Dig deep!

Everybody wants to talk about this crucial election, but while they are talking, the overlooked fact is that it is literally possible to buy votes for the candidate you like. In our political system, money pays for "walking around money" for various vote wranglers, pays for minibuses, pays for voter registration drives, pays for extra signs, pays for people to pass out early voting information in key areas, pays for refreshments at house parties, et cetera. When you donate money, you are not just giving the candidate money -- you are giving the candidate money that they will for votes. So, for all the people in non-battleground states who complain about being disenfranchised -- under our glorious system you are exactly as disenfranchised as you want to be.

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