A controversial decision by the Supreme Court last winter, now makes it possible for large corporations and unions to funnel large amounts money in order to influence elections. The president has been a vocal critic of this ruling.
Personally, I don't think he's giving the American voting public enough credit, to make an uninfluenced decision.
You see, it doesn't matter to me how much Target Corperation or Hubbard Broadcasting props up Republican gubernatorial candidate, Tom Emmer. I am still going to going to vote for the DFL primary winner. That is my personal preference, uninfluenced by any corporate or union recommendation.
I think most American voters are pretty good about making a well-informed decision. As a matter of fact, I think too much corporate influence could backfire on some candidates. In the wake of all the bailouts of the automobile and financial industry, as well as the BP, Gulf oil disaster, I don't think the American public thinks of big business with too high of regard.
We'll have to see how this plays out through the midterms. But my money is on the fact that I don't think this will make much of a difference.