The Times has an AP report on yesterday’s Senate hearings on Citizens United.
There’s no political risk in sitting on the legislation. Voters may feel big donors have too much influence, but that doesn’t mean they want government money given to candidates, either.
After all, there’s already a public financing plan in place for presidential races, and the two biggest names to skip it and rely on their own fundraising for part or all of their campaigns — George W. Bush and Obama — weren’t punished for it by voters. They were elected president.