I’m Rich Enough to be President!
October 8, 2007
There is an issue regarding modern politics that I personally find atrocious: Only the rich can become president of the United States. I don’t know when the country made this transition from candidates that were genuinely good for the country to candidates that have the most money. A presidential candidate is not even considered a true threat unless they have ammased a few million dollars. Be it from campaign contributions or simply dipping into their gold-plated piggy banks, these candidates know that the major driving force behind their hopes of moving onto Pennsylvania Avenue is the almighty dollar. Who can advertise the most, who can get their face out there the most? Collectively the major candidates have already raised over $250 million and it is being projected that they will raise over half a billion before the race is over. I can’t really imagine a solution to this issue, but it really bothers me. Our elected leaders should be elected on merit, not money.