In a government originally designed to be “of the people, for the people and by the people,” America’s political system today more “of the special interest groups, by the special interest groups and only for the special interests.”

Nonprofits, supposedly created to educate voters on issues, are the new power players in the upcoming Presidential primary season and their issues are as narrowly-focused as any fatcat special interest group.

They have money, they have grassroots and they have only their interests to consider as they wield increasing power and influence in a political system that rewards those with the most money to contribute to campaigns.

Once again, Democracy takes a back seat.

Nonprofits Become A Force in Primaries – Nonprofit groups created to educate the public and lobby on issues have started inserting themselves into the presidential primaries, adding an unexpected wild card to wide-open elections in both parties. [Washington Post Political News]