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Old 1st January 2008, 02:23 PM
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So this is democracy? You could have fooled me!

...Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, eyeing an independent presidential bid, faces a hodgepodge of local requirements to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The mayor’s aides are confident that he can do it, and that he would deploy armies of paid signature-gatherers nationwide if he runs. The foot soldiers are typically paid about $2 for every signature collected, though sometimes higher if their services are in heavy demand.

And with about 650,000 signatures needed nationwide, the bill would come to a minimum of $1.3 million — pocket change for the billionaire mayor.


“You have to have a lot of juice going into this,” said Peter Fenn, a Democratic consultant, who calls the signature-gathering process a “very byzantine business.”

There are plenty of other costs a candidate must consider, most prominently paying for a team of lawyers in each state to protect the campaign from rivals who challenge the validity of the collected signatures. Mr. Bloomberg, like H. Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996, may also rent offices for volunteers and other staff....

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/ny...230&ei=5087%0A
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Re: So this is democracy? You could have fooled me!

If only money was the only thing that made it unfair!

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Re: So this is democracy? You could have fooled me!

Probably just back to money again!
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