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The Superbowl and the Supremes

The President demagogued the Supreme Court's campaign finance decision, asserting that the floodgates would be open for massive corporate influence in elections.  Here's an account of how much money was spent on tv advertising for the Superbowl.  (And don't believe what some people have been saying about this ad until you've seen it yourself.)  The Obama presidential campaign raised and spent record amounts.  But given Superbowl ad revenues in excess of $200 million for one day is even $1 billion spent on a presidential campaign an outrageous amount?  How candidates need to raise it is the problem, and this Justice had the right idea about taking the ax to even more of the campaign finance law.
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