Money and politics are inseparable, so unlimited donations might as well be allowed—given that donors are transparent, said Chris Christie at a town-hall meeting yesterday. Asked about the Supreme Court's recent decision on campaign cash, the governor called it "ridiculous" to set limits. "I think it should be unlimited contributions and 48-hour notification of every contribution you accept—so that if someone wants to write a $100,000 check for my campaign, great," he added, per CNN.
"But 48 hours later, everybody who has access to the Internet is going to know that Mr. Smith gave me $100,000," he said. "And if, all of a sudden, I start talking in a way that's really favorable to Mr. Smith's business, well then, you're going to know that my price was $100,000." After all, "You are never going to keep money out of politics … so let's add transparency to it," he said, via the Star-Ledger. (Read more Chris Christie stories.)