Are Super PACs good for democracy?


What exactly is a Super PAC? Professor Bradley Smith, the former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, brings some clarity to these controversial groups by taking a close look at Super PACs: what they do and how they impact elections.

In the video, Professor Smith asserts that many of the alleged harms caused by Super PACs are based on misconceptions. According to Smith: “far from being the death knell for democracy, Super PACs have been a positive development.”

For those worried that Super PACs would lead to Republican dominance in fundraising, we should note that the Obama campaign has been beating the Romney campaign in recent fundraising.

This video is from, a project of Institute for Humane Studies.


One response to “Are Super PACs good for democracy?”

  1. Liam

    Free speech is always good for democracy.

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