The candidate with the most ads nearly always wins. We have effectively a plutocracy. It is made even worse by corruption — people and corporations donating to the likely winner (even if they don’t like them) in order to later curry favour for contracts. Further, since ads can contain outrageous lies about an opponent, the opponent is swamped just trying to defend himself. If ads had to be truthful the current plutocratic system would be more fair.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)