Would you like to donate to my campaign for health commissioner? Not ever. Your arch-conservative laissez-faire values will let companies run roughshod over consumers. The only thing you'll make healthy are corporate coffers! Quite clever, no? Whatever. I take cash or checks.
Senator Kamala Harris isn't exactly winning over progressives, she's refusing to refuse giant corporate donations. Progressives hate that. She said as long as we have rules that make us disclose the donors, then the voters will know, and so what's the problem? Sound logic. Voting for her anyway doesn't mean we refuse her for refusing to refuse them. I suspect if we accept that she accepts bribes, that just means we're neglecting to inspect our elected. Fine, except I expect you to accept that I take exception to that.