SuperPacs 2012: Off to the Races

Friday, November 04, 2011

Transcript

This week the first series of pro-Rick Perry ads hit the airwaves from the SuperPAC "Make Us Great Again."  Brooke speaks to the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News reporter Peter Stone about the way PACS are already making an impact in the 2012 race.

Comments [2]

Jake Kurtz

To me, super PACs just seems like a backdoor for candidates to run political campaigning unrestricted by the standard regulations that they are governed by. Normally they are required to abide by a large number of guidelines such as a budget cap (no such restriction is being applied to these committees) and certain rules regarding what they say and how they say it. The super PACs are not under the same scrutiny, and therefore can run much more aggressive campaigning, and since legally these committees cannot be directly associated with the actual campaign, which means that the candidate these organizations are supporting will never have to take responsibility for something said by the PAC, such as a slanderous comment, or a controversial one. This is the type of thing that should make you afraid of your government, when they begin back-dooring rules- and even more when they don't have to take responsibility for them.

Nov. 10 2011 12:33 AM
Eddie Grant from Northern California

Today's program addressing the Lisa Simeone/Caitlen Curran controversy was a good start. I was very disappointed that the clear and repeated publicly expressed opinions of Scott Simon [NYT Op Ed page promoting the war in the Middle East] and Maura Liasson's work on Fox was not discussed. Will this be the topic of another discussion?

Nov. 06 2011 10:02 PM

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