(EN) Since the beginning of this year, the candidates to the White House are well known around the world. My favourite, Obama, is the first major party presidential nominee to refuse general election public financing in the history of the program: he chose to raise his own funds instead of accepting $84 million of taxpayer money. Obama grassroots fundraising campaign is also the first one to rely primarily on the Internet to collect small donations from numerous contributors and, doing so, relying on a new kind of politics, one that does not favor the wealthy and powerful (see infographic above). As the GOOD video of this post points out, this is the first USA presidential election that will cross the billion-dollar mark. ———– ———– (IT) Dall’inizio di quest’anno i candidati alle presidenziali americane sono ben conosciuti in tutto il mondo. Barack Obama, il mio favorito, è il primo ad aver rifiutato il finanziamento pubblico nella storia del programma: ha infatti
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