The root of all evil
Dimitri Vassilaros lays bare the farce that are the U.S. campaign finance laws. My advice: Allow unlimited contributions from U.S. donors. (No foreign donors, and no cash.) The huge advantage that the byzantine fundraising laws give incumbents will be mitigated, the influence of money will be easier to trace and full freedom of expression will return to our political campaigns.
The only other alternative is to publicly finance campaigns, which means that your tax dollars would go to support ideas and politicians that you may find to be abhorrent.
(Thanks to Three Rivers Post & Standard.)