Hell, go look at stats - Dubya was the guy who had the most money for his campaign both years he won the election, and Obama spent more money on campaigning than anyone else for his election. I wouldn't be terribly surprised if this held true for previous Presidents. I liked a joke Robin Williams once made, that we should have our politicians dress up like NASCAR drivers, so we can at least see who's sponsoring them.
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Understand I'm not talking about Republicans versus Democrats - I'm talking about political leftists (liberal-minded) versus political rightists (conservative-minded.) Something the hardcore liberals used to say (and still do, I'm sure) was that even our left-wing party (Democrats) were still pretty far to the right, all things considered. So that our two parties were more like "kinda right-wing" versus "hardcore right-wing."
I'm just a tad left of dead center on the political compass, but with how idiotically the right-wing has been acting in our country, I'm probably sliding more to the left these days... not necessarily out of any kind of belief in that the left is better, but more because I'm disgusted with how the right has been represented lately.