"As the nation's most distinctive region, even before it lost a war, the South has always been somewhat at odds with the rest of the country when it comes to politics."
Steven D. Stark, commentator for National Public Radio
writing on the price Republicans have paid for "going South."
"I don't have any illusions that campaign reform alone will cure public cynicism for politics. But I believe it will prevent that cynicism from becoming contempt, and contempt from becoming utter alienation."
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona commenting in Newsweek on the need for campaign finance reforms.