Who Likes Parties?

No, not those kinds of parties. Instead, Rich Lowry mounts a brilliant defense of political parties in NRO. Jonah Goldberg also weighs in on the issue and (sorta) defends parties as well. They both make a good point – campaign finance reform hurts parties, who act as equalizers on behalf of many candidates. Hurting the parties isn’t going to level the playing field, even with the paltry sums given to those running against self-financed candidates. Instead, it will strengthen established political players to the loss of newer candidates. It’s why Shays-Mehan is correctly called incumbant protection. Did anyone really think that Congress would make a law that would really hurt their own interests? The media and supports of CFR should take the blinders off and see it for the scam that it is.