Sidoti: Romney has “already has dumped $17.5 million of his own money into his bid and could spend boatloads more to rack up wins in a squeezed primary schedule”

“WASHINGTON (AP) – Riddle me this: How do you stop an ultra-wealthy presidential candidate who leads in early voting states, already has dumped $17.5 million of his own money into his bid and could spend boatloads more to rack up wins in a squeezed primary schedule?“—writes Liz Sidoti in a guardian.co.uk story titled Analysis: How Do Foes Stop Romney Money?

Mitt Romney’s rivals can only hope they figure that out – and fast.

One answer might seem easy: use your own millions to broadcast the nastiest flip-flop ads you can against him in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina – and hope his poll numbers in those early states tumble. He already trails his top rivals in national surveys.

The reality, however, isn’t clear-cut …

Here is our concern: Whether Romney is successful or not we can now expect in the coming years a cohort of super-wealthy people to seek high office. No, we do not imagine a queue of the super-rich waiting in the wings to satisfy their vanity under color of executive privilege. Rather: the corrupt party establishments themselves will begin to recruit from among the super-rich—here is why:

one, because they may be the only competitive candidates in the post-Romney campaign environment,

-and-

two, because all the warm and tender love figures like e.g. Romney tend to spread around to the hacks, consultants, pressure and interest groups, professional campaigners etc., as they attempt to purchase at a discount what their records and reputations cannot command.

Romney has shown them all the way—alas.

Our prediction: expect coordination—whether tacit or otherwise—among the other candidates. See:

yours &c.
dr. g.d.

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