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What about candidates that do not receive the hard dollar limit while their opponent receives the full amount? That defeats the purpose of the hard limit.
Are you saying, hypothetically, if the cap is 200 million, and Romney only gets 137 million in donations while Obama gets the entire 200? In that case, it is what it is. If you cannot reach the cap, that is on you.
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Are you saying, hypothetically, if the cap is 200 million, and Romney only gets 137 million in donations while Obama gets the entire 200? In that case, it is what it is. If you cannot reach the cap, that is on you.
Why have a cap at all if it doesn't equalize the monies avalable to each candidate?

Don't get me wrong, I hold that any candidate ought to be able to raise any amount they can and individuals ought to be able to contribute as they wish.
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Why have a cap at all if it doesn't equalize the monies avalable to each candidate?

Don't get me wrong, I hold that any candidate ought to be able to raise any amount they can and individuals ought to be able to contribute as they wish.
I don't think the reason is to "equalize" but to reduce the influence that money has on a campaign and maybe the amount of time a candidate spends raising funds and then (if elected) paying back favors. I wouldn't agree to totally equalizing it because the candidate needs to show some effort. Or, maybe there should be a base amount - publicly funded - and a certain amount beyond that (capped) that they can raise...I'm not sure.
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