From The Nation an article regarding the effort of former DNC chair Terry McAuliffe to buy off Ralph Nader. McAuliffe does not deny the charge, and because Nader was not an elected official it was not illegal. This revelation comes from Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two Party Tyranny.
Regardless of what you believe regarding our two party system, you must ask yourself if this is what you expect from your political leadership. At what point do their actions become unethical and thus unsupportable, regardless of their legality. Remember that slavery was legal once in this country AND considered ethical. No longer on both counts. But so long as people believed that the underlying tenets of slavery were valid its impact was felt long after Emancipation. Here in Illinois we have had a front row seat on the horse trading that occurred for Obama's Senate seat, which has led to allegations of illegal activities and the arrest of our former Governor. His defense amounts to "nothing illegal occurred." Senator Burris was one of the people discussing what financial help he might provide to the Governor (and ultimately didn't). Is that a discussion that should even occur, regardless of outcome?
Ask yourself these questions and remember the old adage, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."