Ben Affleck: I became disillusioned with the pernicious effect of money in politics
Affleck talked to Playboy magazine about having a connection to the presidential campaigns for former Vice President Al Gore and then Senator John Kerry and President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. “Over time I became disillusioned, mostly
with the pernicious effect of money in politics. I realized it was about raising $56,000 through a couple of dinners and those bundlers who bring in $1 million or $2 million. Those people are dedicated, and they believe in what they’re doing. I believe in why many of them are doing it. What I don’t believe in is that we now have the need to do it. And for me personally, it started to feel gross.”
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