We at the Bull Moose are no fans of the Koch brothers. The power they wield in the American political process is too disproportional to their individual votes for a thinking conservative to tolerate.
But rather than believe that they are the problem, we must understand that they, George Soros, the AFL-CIO, and the President’s friends in Hollywood are all visible symptoms of the real disease afflicting the American polity – a political system that requires candidates to raise vast amounts of money just to have a decent chance of winning.
The problem is Moneyball Politics. Put an end to the need for monstrous sums of money to fuel political campaigns, and you take a large step toward making individual votes matter again.