It’s just a general one, and I’m not going to hang any links or anything on it: it’s not that kind of post. I just want to make it clear that I think two things:
- First: that the Citizens United decision makes all of the rules of thumb about fundraising that we have developed over the last decade or so more or less obsolete. Not to mention the ones about what constitutes a legitimate attack*.
- Second: the major candidates and political institutions have not yet really internalized this yet.
*The days when that decision was up to a candidate are more or less over now. Which is simultaneously a positive and negative development.