One of the great promises of Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign -- a promise no less shining for the fact that the Dean wave broke against the rocks of faux-"electability" -- was the notion that Big Money could be relegated to bit part status in the ongoing drama of American politics, and that this could be accomplished without the passage of a single law or regulation to stop Americans from associating themselves (and their checkbooks) with whomever they please, and to whatever extent they please. With Dean now in charge at the Democratic National Committee, we can hopefully look forward to the renewal and advancement of this promise. And libertarians have a stake in its successful implementation.
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