Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Controlling Elections

SLT recently commented on George Soros's attempt to "buy" the Democratic Party, the results of which are still unknown. Then I ran across this story, from just before the last election:

Financier George Soros told the National Press Club that he supports campaign finance reform, even though he has contributed millions of dollars to independent groups that support John Kerry. "I think one of the greatest campaign finance reforms would be to ban political advertisements, because they really distort the process," Soros said. "I think we'll have to revisit the issue and see what can be done after the elections."
Expect increasing pressure to make elections "fair" by suppressing ads. Further expect that to extend to blogs, especially those that solicit contributions. We wouldn't want the "distortions" to get out of control, would we?