Hi! My name is Ulairi and I approved this message

Why are all the Democrats saying they approve this message on their tv ads? Isn't the fact that the words are coming out of their mouth signle enough that they approve it? Who started this?

I mean I thought the Democrats were smart enough to know what was coming out of their mouths and if they say it, then they must approve of it. I could understand with GW since no one knows what will come out of his mouth...

I need to look up the specifics, but it has to do with campaign finance laws. Only the candidates themselves are allowed to put out messages within a certain time period before an election, supposedly to keep soft money out of the race. Utterly unconstitutional, by the way, and I''m betting the laws will be thrown out by the Supreme Court.

The very people that support campaign finance reform laws are finding ways to work around it...duhhhh....

It''s always a crap shoot of which party thinks they''ll have the most success getting around the laws. We read in my good ol'' U.S. government book that if you''re an incumbent senator or congressman you almost automatically win...and they wrote the laws, so...

Really that just leaves us back at the difference between reality, appearances, the letter of law, and what people who sells themselves in TV commercials are willing to do for a living.