by Michael Krieger
[…] When it comes to presidential primaries, there isn’t a whole lot of “democracy” in the Democratic Party.
Last year, The New York Times published an article examining the American attitude toward the question of money in politics. This is what it found:
Americans of both parties fundamentally reject the regime of untrammeled money in elections made possible by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other court decisions and now favor a sweeping overhaul of how political campaigns are financed, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.
The findings reveal deep support among Republicans and Democrats alike for new measures to restrict the influence of wealthy givers, including limiting the amount of money that can be spent by “super PACs” and forcing more public disclosure on organizations now permitted to intervene in elections without disclosing the names of their donors.