the Repugs are the party of the Billionaires and the Dems the party of the Millionaires. The rest of us are just plain screwed.
Well said, APL...and I agree. I was attending a meeting of Democrat women from three counties Tuesday evening. Among the group was the wife of one of our state senators as well as a close relative of Zell Miller, and a lady who had run for office in the Atlanta area several years ago....and lost. This particular person spoke eloquently about how difficult it is to run for public office in any capacity, thanks to the financial obligation just to even begin a campaign. She said that the financial side of politics had all but obscured the common, ordinary, everyday American's ability to run for office. You've got to play ball with the powerful...and those who are powerful don't like newcomers, especially if those newcomers don't want to play their particular kind of game.
It's sad...but unfortunately true.