One of my favorite quotes from the book Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reads, “It is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” There are few statements more true that this one. We looked at candidates who are investing a lot of their own money into their campaigns. At what point is it just trying to buy the office.
Current Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, is running for the Senate. No new news there, but did you know he has spent $28 million of his own money in his attempt to win. Robert Hugin is running for a Senate seat in New Jersey and has also spent a lot of his own money. Robert has spent $24 million in his attempt to become a politician. There is nothing wrong with them spending their own money to win, however remember “people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.”. At some point do they just want it too much.
Rick Scott and Robert Hugin are both Republicans, but are not alone in their waste of money. To a lesser degree, some Democrats are doing the same. David Trone is currently running for a congressional seat in Maryland and has spent $11 million of his own money. Gil Cisneros has also spent almost $9 million in his attempt to win a congressional seat in California.
These gentlemen are spending millions of dollars to earn under $200 thousand a year. Are they really running to serve the people or looking for a nice addition to their biographies….