I think the one thing that is forgotten in the video about how to become president is the fact that not any person can choose to become president. If a person does not plan to become president from a young age, it could prevent them from becoming president. With all the modern technology of Facebook, Twitter, and the Internet in general; a person's words or actions from the past can easily be used against them. If teenagers are not conscious of this fact when growing up, they could ruin their chance of holding an office later in life due to their actions in the past. This is a new factor into becoming president that has developed in my generation.
As for Campaign Finance, according to the 1994 law, the restrictions on where the campaign money come from extend to labor unions and corporations. Why? Wouldn't corporations be the perfect source for campaign money much more so than individual donors?
This link, http://www.fec.gov/DisclosureSearch/mapApp.do , shows the campaign spending by state and breaks down the speding further by party and cadidate. We get to see how much more money Obama used than McCain used and we can only help but wonder if funding may have been a deciding factor in the election. We see the democrats in general spent a lot more money than the republicans. Campaign finances are very important and can provide us with very useful information on elections and political parties.
"Palin maintains an active political action committee, SarahPAC, which during the 2010 election cycle raised $5.7 million and spent $4.4 million." Did Palin keep the other $2.3 million that her PAC did not spend?
Along with Campaign finance they talk a lot about public funding. On the website they discus things like how to get public funding and what actions need to be taken in order to be eligible for funding. Also obviously they are talking about a lot of money, my question is what happens if there is not enough money to fund all these campaigners and the funding program in general?
"The group says the average donation size during the 2010 election cycle was $112.07. Sometimes large-dollar donors, such as business executives and lobbyists, make donations to candidates via ActBlue. But the organization prides itself in expanding the participation of throngs of small-dollar political donors."Why don't business executives donate directly?