On the influence of money in politics
A view of atmosphere during the results of the 2012 presidential election night in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York City.
A final note this day after Election Day about the influence of money on politics, and whether buckets full of money helped decide this year's elections.
I mean, you don't spend $100 million -- like Karl Rove and his Republican super PAC American Crossroads did -- without getting something for it, do you? Granted, he had a pretty good time on Fox News last night.
Or Las Vegas magnate Sheldon Adelson and his $53 million spread over six different -- and losing -- GOP candidates running this year.
You ask around on the other side of the aisle, and it's a different story. The Democratic super PAC Priorities USA Action might say it very much got its money's worth for the $67 million it spent on President Obama.
There's been all kinds of talk this cycle about Citizens United, outside money and who can spend how much. But here's the point: We really ought to figure out how we feel about money and politics in this country, 'cause we're doing this whole thing all over again in 1,462 days.