presidential campaigns

$8 dollars per vote

The two Presidential campaigns have now spent $1 billion dollars.

That's $8 dollars per vote

Doesn't even including the primary season and additional money, this is just Obama and McCain.

Too much to put under the mattress: All the presidential candidates in the 2007-2008 contest took in $1.55 billion, nearly twice the amount collected by candidates in 2004 and three times the amount from 2000. The total includes fundraising for the primaries as well as the general election.

The total is almost the same as what the Federal Trade Commission says food and beverage companies spend in a year marketing their products to children.