The campaign funding red herring
Posted by George Leef at 09:51 AM
Remember back to 2006 when Republican candidates were desperate for any issue to save themselves? Four years later, the tables have been turned and its the Democrats who are desperate. The red herring du jour is campaign funding, with cries of horror that some "foreign money" might be flowing into GOP campaigns. As this Breitbart piece shows, however, the Democrats themselves are happy to use foreign money.
The whole issue is absurd. Political ads do not suddenly become more effective merely because the funding source is to some degree foreign. People can and will evaluate the message in exactly the same way they do purely American-funded ads. If they think the argument sensible, they may be swayed; if they find it to be nonsense, they won't be.
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