@RKHenry The answer to your question depends on if you are competing legally or not. The secret to winning in the last Presidential election was to cheat. It was full of corruption with ACORN, and since it was a history making election by electing someone from Chicago, the Justice Dept. didn't do anything about it. I didn't make a mistake in my statement. It wasn't history making because he has a dark tan, it was history making to elect someone from Chicago, land of gangster corruption.
If people play by the rules and then to win the Presidency you need to connect with the voters and be honest. That is all that is needed if corruption does not enter the picture. You made the statement that you believe it boils down to who has the most ad money and not necessarily about he promises made. Most of the time the corruption is where the money is. We as a nation need to change the system and cap the amount of money that can be spent. I don't care if you spend it all on the first month of your campaign or spread it out but all candidates should be limited to the same amount that can be used. That amount has to be low enough so honest people have a chance to run and win.