An obscene display of campaign spending


“Obscene” is a carefully chosen word. What we have witnessed this election cycle is a stunning display of uncontrolled political desire. Luring that kind of money for lustful spending is — or should be considered — offensive to our sense of morality.

Gain a guaranteed four-year seat in the White House for $2.6 billion (the total presidential portion of that $6 billion). For goodness sake, that $6 billion is more than the gross domestic product of nearly 50 countries in the world.

Imagine the goods and services that could be produced with $6 billion? Oh, never mind. That requires having a notion of moral conduct . . . when all that matters is power to be the victor, and not the vanquished.

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