Ban TV campaign ads: That's half the battle

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Concerned about the ever-rising cost of American political campaigns, with its disturbing implications about the relationships between candidates and large donors? You're not alone. Lorin Robinson, a professor of marketing at the Opus College of Business, notes in a Star Tribune commentary that "if money pollutes the political process, it is probably safe to assert that the more money candidates have to raise, the more polluted the process becomes." Robinson's solution? Ban TV campaign ads. Easier said than done, of course, but Robinson lays out a compelling case, with vigorous debate in the comments section.

Originally published: 11/18/2012, Star Tribune