Washington (CNN) – Political newcomer Ken Vaughn is betting big on his own run for Congress.
The first-time candidate believes so strongly in the need for a new brand of leaders in Washington that, after careful consideration with his wife, he's cashed in a large chunk of his 401(k) in order to invest $100,000 in his campaign.
No rescission for election
It's getting to the point where only the rich in this country can afford to run for office. Where does that leave most of us? Unrepresented, that's where. Take a look at how congress over the last decades is protecting the monied interests. We're in trouble, and have been for a while, and are still doing the same thing over and over. We need money out of politics, like yesterday.
cnn, you are displaying disgraceful manipulative tactics by not acknowledging Ron Pauls rise.It is becoming a joke. Why?
candy crowley has lost all respect i once had for her. John King as well... honestly, I am not sure what you are trying to prove. ACKNOWLEDGE RON PAUL!
Ron Paul was rejected by SC. Newt beat Mittens by more votes than Paul received.
yes, in south carolina...not elsewhere... where more normal, decent live
RON PAUL 2012
for Americas future
for the worlds survival
lets stop playing these games. at this point , abiding by the law(the constitution) as well as common sense and decency, are the only hope. the baby boomer generation is destroying themselves by creating chaos that will collapse the system you depend on. young people have been brainwashed and beat down so much, not to mention the rest of the world..... lets stop this nonsense for once and for all. it is not acceptable .
RON PAUL 2012
@Annie, Atlanta – THANK YOU for your post ! I Agree !
Ron Paul will never advance beyond the small number of his supporters. He will gather a few in each primary-but never enough to be pres.
Next Tuesday will eclipse 1000 days since the Democrat-controlled U S Senate has approved a fiscal budget! Despicable! Any wonder why the Obamanation is in such miserable economic shape? Vote for CONSERVATIVE straight tickets in November!!!
The video ends, "...political office is still in reach for ordinary people in 2012." What?!? All i have to do is raise a couple million dollars, spend my retirement fund to "get started," spend 75% of my time fundraising, and then I can have the honor to compete with the understood "not" ordinary people who are running Washington? Yeah, this piece shows democracy is alive and well.
The fundamental change needed in Washington is a Constitutional amendment prohibiting consecutive terms for senators and representatives. Professional experience leads to more adept corruption, not statesmanship. Replace all of the career politicians with Mr. Smiths.
"Professional experience leads to more adept corruption,"
The problem many of you term limit fans have is failing to recognize the implications of the above statement. If politicians are "short termers" then unelected bureaucrats will be running the government long-term. After watching how Bush mismanaged government agencies (MMS was certainly corrupted), then you have just moved the problem and made it worse. If you want to end corruption, end corporate "personhood" and support public financing of elections.