Chris Rock Wishes Fundraising Was Fair
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"I wish we didn’t have to stoop to this level. I wish they made it like a real fight. I mean, we’re watching the Olympics right now and everything is fair. So I wish both guys could only spend the exact same amount of money and let the best man win.”
This is fair, Mr. Rock. There were few cries of ‘foul’ and ‘unfair’ in 2008 when Obama raised $778,642,962 in 2008, because he did a better job of captivating America. But now that Obama has captained the economy through the least impressive recession recovery, Americans are showing that they don’t support Obama nearly as much.
There are an awful lot of arguments arising lately criticizing corporations and Super PACs and this, that, and the other, but the reality is that the candidate that wins will have received the most money because that is how voters show how important this election is.
Hollywood and liberals nationwide thought it was raging-huge-mega-ultra-turbo important that Obama replace the ‘W’ style presidency in 2008, so they made sure to make their thoughts known through their wallets. Now, the businesspeople hailing from a mixed bag of different sized businesses have seen the effects that have occurred under an Obama presidency, and they are spending to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
This is all fair game – it’s legal and a reflection of America’s opinion. Commenting pundits could say ‘Big-bad scary corporations are giving all the money to Romney and it isn’t fair,’ but it is fair, and more than just ‘big-bad scary corporations’ are funding Romney’s campaign. According to Kevin Danielsen’s article the other day, 94% of Romney’s donations in July were for $250 or less, so everyone is making their voices heard.
We can talk all day about what is and isn’t fair, but the playing field really is level when you look at it from a distance. Liberals and Democrats could fork over money if they really thought it was that important to get Obama back a second time, but they don’t seem to think that.
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