politicans raise millions of dollars to run for office. They are backed by giant corporations to whom  they are owned. some one like newt gingrich cannot run because he has to raise 30 million dollars to run. the average person or politican cannot run for office due to lack of funding. How are we ever going to get decent people in office? Free time should be given to the candidates like is done in other country’s TV and the news media could give up some time to the candidates instead of some of the junk that is on. We could take all the money raised by candidates and donations by big corporations and pay off the deficit and the war. You have my vote newt.