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Investigation of the stupendous expenditures made by the leading Presidential candidates in their fight for the nomination has shown that something is radically wrong with our present haphazard primary system. The candidates who have been scattering hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout the country are no more to blame than the conditions which made their orgy of spending possible.

Legislation prescribing full reports of every penny received or spent in the predomination campaign, as well as of the election receipts and expenditures, should be immediately exacted. The light of "pitiless publicity' may prove rather glaring to some of the candidates, and their "angels" before the moving van backs up to the White House door on March fourth next. It everyone realized that henceforth the spotlight was going to shine relentlessly on the actors in every Presidential drama, in all probability both the contributions and expenses would in the future be more modest, and the menace of "money in politics" be averted.

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