12 STEPS TO RECOVERY

THE G.O.P.'S TOP FUND RAISER, WAYNE BERMAN, OFFERS HIS PLAN TO FIX THE SYSTEM

Hello, my name is Wayne, and I'm a political fund raiser. So I have some confessions to make. For almost 20 years I've been raising money for Republican candidates. And despite all the scandals, congressional investigations and independent counsels, I believe fund raising is a legitimate part of our political system. To raise money, a candidate needs a mixture of charm, inspiration and persuasion--qualities also essential to success when candidates become officeholders.

I also confess that our fund-raising system is broken. Congressmen, candidates and Presidents all spend too many hours each day dialing for dollars--and not plotting the nation's future. And,...

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