When December comes, and his character makes his final ego-fueled jog across the stage to the interview table, he will be sweeping our scene. As for the next one, we assume we'll be just be watching it from the audience.
There is no reason why we can't enjoy ourselves while we make a real impact on the campaign and take back the reins of our democracy. Ironically, all we need to do is to start using the very system that favors corporations to demonstrate its fallibility.
We were educating people about campaign finance law (or lack thereof). Each time I spoke to someone who had never heard of a super PAC, or didn't really know how they worked, was a rewarding experience.
My legal advisor and I spread out FEC Form 1 on the dining room table. "You mean this is really, really it?" I was asking in disbelief. "This one form, which asks nothing more difficult of me than to spell my name and address properly, is all I need?"
When is Packard imagining himself having this conversation and what will he be asking for to call off the hounds? This statement speaks volumes about how the industry thinks about its involvement in politics.