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Improving Political Campaigns

May 17, 1990|TONI TIPTON

Election day is bearing down on us. Is it possible that we voters are really such ninnies as the politicians tell us we are? If you contribute to a party or candidate, thereafter every mail will bring you one or more requests for immediate further contributions if you are to save the candidate or the party.

The reason, they say, is that the candidates that spend the most money are always the winners. Not worthiness of election, but dollars, win.

We often express unhappiness about our knee-jerk Congress that foresees nothing and second-guesses everything. Yet we are told that 98% of the incumbents win, and will again unless we send dollars.

Are we voters really that simple-minded? Why don't we just vote the rascals out and get a fresh start? I will if you will.

EMERSON JOHNSON

San Juan Capistrano

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