In this day and age of technology after the first several million used to campaign it becomes just buying votes. I also think those running for public office should be allowed to run negative ads. I certainly do not think a corporation is the same as an individual and should be allowed to donate an unlimited amount to a campaign. Each person runnning should have to turn in a monthly report on campaign accounting. Money is what has ruined our political process. Politicans are all about pumping up the war chest vs tending to the nation's business. It is epically warped. The money spent on campaigning is obscene and immoral. These candidates have so much $ swirling around them they begin to think they are above the law and above morality/ethics.