Another reason no one talks about “issues”


Atrios offers a great explanation for why issues and policy have a hard time entering the electoral conversation:

Due to the various constraints from tax and campaign finance law, you have a lot of organizations that are unable to take the step of linking outcomes to politics.

So the press avoids talking about issues because they don’t want to take a chance that they’ll have to agree that one candidate’s policy on an issue is better than the other and violate their sacred objectivity.  And the folks doing most of the research on these issues can tell you which candidate would be better because they might lose their tax-exempt status.


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