BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You


Obama And Romney Both Thought Money Played Too Much Of A Role In Politics

Accusations have been flung from right and left that money plays too much a role in politics after Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election Tuesday. Liberals have argued massive out of state money played a large role in Walker's victory, while Republicans have made the same argument about Obama's large fundraising advantage in 2008. And although both candidates now embrace SuperPACs this election cycle, in the past they both railed agains the influence of money in politics.

Posted on June 7, 2012, at 4:20 p.m. ET

Romney in 1994: Money plays too much of a role in politics....I want to abolish PACs.

View this video on YouTube

Obama in 2010: Shadowy groups with innocent sounding names are influencing our elections.

View this video on YouTube