(CNN) — A bungled break-in, Deep Throat, a defiant President Richard Nixon declaring, “I am not a crook.”
These are what often come to mind when people hear the word Watergate. But another legacy of the infamous scandal has re-emerged in this year’s presidential race.
Many Americans may not remember, but public outrage over Watergate led to the enactment of a series of campaign finance reforms designed to restore the country’s faith in government.
While the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in later this year, some observers say our political leaders have already forgotten a key lesson of Watergate: that anonymous money corrupts political campaigns.
Paul McCartney (via paulmccartneysexgladiator)
They even covered the track “the best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees. I need money (that’s what I want)”
The Beatles were, of course, of working class background and the working class is generally pretty aware that you DO need money to get on in the world.
PS Generally I try to stay away from making pronouncements on the Working Classes, as I am not a member of it, but this is the opinion of my father who pulled himself out of the working class.
Mitt Romney spent over 800 Million not to become president. I spent no money for the same result. Who’s the better businessman?