Presidency for sale in land of the free

The race to buy the US presidency began in earnest this month as the Republican party gets ever closer to selecting its candidate to take on that mighty fundraiser, Barack Obama.

29th January, 2012
Presidency for sale in land of the free
'In case anyone has forgotten, the 1 per cent still have more money and power than the 99 per cent.'

The race to buy the US presidency began in earnest this month as the Republican party gets ever closer to selecting its candidate to take on that mighty fundraiser with the funny name, Barack Obama.

While it is generally acknowledged that hope and eight years of George W Bush helped to sweep Obama to power in the 2008 election, some commentators believe that the $800 million or so raised by his campaign may also have helped.

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