As long as we’re looking at political ads today, take a look at the latest from the Christine O’Donnell campaign:
If you don’t like taxes, I presume that you’ll like this ad. And if you think there are things that the government should be doing (if only paying down the public debt) that it’s not doing for the lack of public funds, I presume you won’t. For my part, I think it’s a pretty good ad from a very bad candidate
But here’s my question: does the ad’s effect on you change according to the identity of the people who funded it? If not, why would its having been funded by some people rather than others undermine our democracy?