On Campaign Finance, Romney Thinking Ahead
As my colleague Chris Frates wrote after the presidential debate Monday, Mitt Romney unexpectedly suggested during the event he would like for so-called "Super PACs" to "disappear" in favor of a system that allowed candidates to receive uncapped but transparent contributions. The comment rang a little hollow for the ex-governor, whose own outside group has spent millions of dollars on TV ads and has been the subject of vociferous criticism from his opponents, particularly Newt Gingrich.
Well, a new poll unveiled Tuesday shows that even if Romney seemed disingenuous, he was at least being politically astute. A Pew Research Center survey reported that the influx of unregulated money into this year's election is deeply unpopular with the public, and, somewhat surprisingly, even among Republicans.
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