From time to time Kad Barma talks about the problem with political parties, and there are a lot of problems. Our first President, George Washington, was against them. But, as things have evolved, so have political parties.
Thus, I pose a question. Given what it takes to win an election, both in terms of money and manpower, at what point does it go from a thousand candidates sailing their own course to those thousand forming up in convoys to achieve better results?
The chart below is very notional. The line marked "A" is what I see as some sort of minimal number. Even someone running for State Rep in Lowell, with no opponent (Say, David Nangle) has himself or herself plus someone who is the Commonwealth mandated Campaign Treasurer. The "B" line represents a more generous staff.
So, what do you think?
Regards — Cliff
PS: I used the "Compose" option to do this post, since I can't load images via "Edit HTML". I am waiting on Google to fix this problem.