When all is said and done, it is estimated that this country will have spent $6 Billion, that’s Billion with a “B”, on this year’s elections.
$6 Billion, 18 months (at least), phone calls, emails, television ads, direct mail.
What did it get us? The same government we’ve been complaining about.
We got the same President and virtually the same Senate and House.
Was it worth it to prove that we’re still a divided nation?
All the hate, all the anger, all the arguments…from both sides.
While I think fighting for your principles and candidates is very, very, very important, I think we’ve all been played for fools by the only people who really profited from this. The consultants and the pundits and the media.
The Wall Street Journal writes: Of the dozens of super PACs, interest groups and other independent political organizations operating in the 2012 campaign, none can claim a clear-cut victory, given the closeness of the presidential race and campaigns for Congress.
I don’t know what the answer is.
But there’s got to be a better way.