The WonkBlog over at the Washington Post lists the five topics missing from this year’s debates. We’d have to agree with this one:
5) One of the biggest forces shaping our elections. This is the first election where both campaigns have refused public campaign financing, freeing them from the spending limits that come with them. The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United also paved the way for individuals, corporations, and unions to make unlimited independent expenditures. Such changes have effectively dismantled key campaign finance reforms and given the richest individuals and organizations more leeway to shape the political landscape. But since both candidates benefit from the issue, neither was inclined to talk about it, and no moderator asked about it.