This essay is about what a person has to go through a campaign for the presidency of the US.

Essay by DashCollege, UndergraduateA, March 2006

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Campaign Financing

Elections may possible be the most essential and key idea in democratic government for regulating official decision making. When working properly, they assure that officeholders remain responsive to the greatest possible number of citizens(Dunn, Delmer, 1974, 1). To assure that the people of Americas' voices are being heard it is essential that elections happen periodically. For elections to work properly they must be the final say in the battle for presidential power. They must determine who will hold an office. Elections must also provide voters with a choice, with at least the current officer holder and the candidate that wishes to have the peoples trust instilled within themselves to run that office (Dunn, 1974, 1). Although few candidates will admit the true monetary cost of mounting a campaign, it seems that the candidate that spends the most will win the election. It is agreed by both parties that the correct use of money can accomplish a decisive victory at the polls.

Yet under other conditions no amount of money spent by the loser could alter the outcome. Financial layout cannot guarantee victory in elections(Dunn, 1974, 2). Whether or not money determines campaign victories, it does act as a sort of wall or control against letting everyone into the political arena. The money aspect of campaigning can help weed out the politicians that are dedicated to attaining this office with the ones who are not. Potential candidates may choose not to run because they do not possess sufficient private resources to contest for office or fail to attract the financial support of the wealthy(Dunn, 1974,10). As the campaign cost for elections soars the man of modest means must rely on different political and monetary strategies. If the non-wealthy had the desire to run for an elected position, they would...