The Romney campaign announced today that it will hit President Obama for what they see as prioritizing fundraising over doing his job.
Elected officials do spend too much time raising money, that's true, but how would a Romney administration address the campaign's new-found concern over fundraising?
- Romney himself has said we need to get rid of all limits on direct contributions to candidates. That's going to put more money into the system and lead to more fundraising for elected officials and candidates.
- During a debate, he joked about needing to be rich to run for office.
- When asked the other day what specific policy Romney would implement to address the "crony capitalism" the campaign is attacking Obama for, the campaign had no response.
- When it comes to the simplest type of reform--transparency--the campaign was unresponsive.
Criticizing our big money system that requires elected officials to spend inordinate amounts of time raising money is the right thing to do, but doing so without offering any sort of solution is just more empty rhetoric from a regular politician.