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There must be reform At the rate the United States of America is evolving at it wouldnt be a surprise if it is on its way to becoming an oligarchy This country is governed by the dollar not by the president or even the people The campaign for the presidency is becoming like a campaign for president of the student councilit is a popularity contest The president is no longer elected due to his credentials and beliefs his is elected by how much in can get into the publics face and make them smile Presidential candidates say whatever will please the public and win them some votes this is no surprise and this isnt really the bad part The bad part is money controls the means for a candidate to even gain enough recognition and notability to arouse the publics interests This stands true for not only presidential elections but also Senate and House campaigns Being the year 2001 candidates now have more options available to them to make themselves known The only problem is all these new methods television radio the Internet cost money to use This immediately brings up two problems The first being that the candidate with the most funds has a great advantage to winning just based on their ability to gain exposure The second is that campaigns presidential or otherwise turn into a race for money and valor rather than for the benefit for the country and the people residing within The lack of money can make a good candidate fail miserably if they do not have the funds to support themselves and on the opposite end of the spectrum it can make a horrible candidate the victor due to an unequal advantage The object of democratic elections is to allow the people of the United States vote for whom they feel would be best to run their country not to coerce them to vote for the guy
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