WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 2 – The Money GameIllinois Citizen Uprising
2. Money is another big competition killer. Campaigns are expensive and the politician in office has all the advantages when it comes to collecting large sums of money needed to fuel his campaign. Special interests, political PACS, friendly lobbyists, and the party leaders are all there to help. They will provide whatever resources are needed to deter competition. The politician will have money to spend on TV and radio advertising, direct mail, polling, consultants, staff, a campaign office, and have plenty of “volunteers”. The cost of running a campaign against an entrenched politician can run anywhere from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Fair? Of course not, and the politicians like it that way.
So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.
Tomorrow… Politician Competition Killing Trick #3… The Petition Challenge.