Lawrence Lessig likes to point to Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 campaign as he argues for restrictions on election spending. It’s just a really bad example. John Samples explains.
Guess not. Time for another excuse to restrict speech rights: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $5.2 million in March, beating its Republican counterpart by $2 million. Via Politico.
Here’s Johnson’s latest LP ad:
I truly dislike how this ad starts, with an off-putting black-and-white description of disappointing conditions and a man who looks like he has stomach cramps, but it ends powerfully. The difficult economy is worse, and should be depicted as worse, than by showing a middle-aged man’s physical discomfort. Still, the second half salvages the ad: