campaign reform

First, Clean Elections

Robert Fowler writes in The American Chronicle about changes he'd like to see in American elections. Chief among them is a move to a Clean Elections model of full public financing for federal elections.

 

He argues that entrenched incumbency, the high cost of campaigning, and the perpetual dash-for-cash push out all candidates but those with access to large amounts of cash -- or those already in office. In return, we can a government unresponsive to our needs: