Apparently the little people donation thingy was not about democracy, but lack of time

Even his own chief money collector, Penny Pritzker, suggests that the magic of $20 donations from the Web was less a matter of principle than of scheduling. β€œWe have not been able to have much of the senator’s time during the primaries, so we have had to rely more on the Internet,” she explained as she and her team busily scheduled more than a dozen big-ticket events over the next few weeks at which the target price for quality time with the candidate is more than $30,000 per person.

from NYT buyer’s remorse “New and not Improved” editorial

Poor little Obots

To think the existence of little donors was the “moral base” of ditching campaign finance reform