But, that was 25 years ago. The political landscape has changed, no longer favoring political experience or even polls, but money. You can't even get on a televised debate without having raised money. The majority of Americans give no money to campaigns though; the bulk of it comes from special interests.
And this is the root of problems in our political system. Powerful political figures can't get to their positions without funding, and without corporate donors or super PACS, it's really not possible. Is money and vicariously whomever is donating money the predeterminer of who our leaders are? Do special interests inherently pull the strings of our politicians? Is there any way to fix this broken system?
Cenk Uygur interviews former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer and presidential candidate on his bids for office before and after politics became ruled by donor money.
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