Gov. Ed Rendell is the guest-editor of the January 2010 issue of Politics Magazine. His editorial has been posted on the magazine's website. Check out "On Money and Politics."
Here is an excerpt:
Fundraising, like almost everything else in a modern campaign, is part art and part science—and is hard to teach. In many ways it is based on the candidate’s personality.
It is also clearly true that the influence of money on the political process is far too great and contributes to the undue power of lobbyist and special interests in state capitols and in Washington, D.C. I believe that campaign finance reform is essential for democracy to flourish.