Citizens United and the real world

Weber Schandwick’s Harris Diamond’s analysis on the impact of Citizens United on corporate America can be found here.

American corporations and unions can, should and do actively participate in our political process by public relations work, direct lobbying and the somewhat arms-length advertising that was the law of the land as of last week.

But I’m hard-pressed to see how major companies will enhance their standing with shareholders and stake holders by spending large amounts of their money on direct support of candidates, when they should be trying to grow the bottom line in tough times. Spending large sums of money on campaign commercials would likely alienate investors, customers and other public officials.

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