If campaign finance reform is the answer, what is the question? That’s the current debate, and there are those who think they have it all figured out: mandate more free television airtime for candidates.
Conventional wisdom holds that the cost of communicating has risen so dramatically that candidates are forced to raise huge sums of money just to remain competitive. Give politicians more free TV time, costs will drop, and presto! . . . the campaign finance system will be reformed!
As usual, the conventional wisdom is flat wrong. Just ask Dwight Morris, the former...
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