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White House for Sale

Your cover stories on the emergence of megadonors in politics [Aug. 13] were appropriately depressing. But I question your assumption that this is what the future will look like. Consider a political campaign whose only function is to spend, spend, spend. Then reflect that the winning candidate will inevitably frustrate his or her supporters. What will the mega-donors do then? Try to undo their mistake by throwing twice as much money at the next candidate? Even the most hot-headed billionaires will tire of that game.

Charles R. Carr, ARLINGTON, MASS.

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