Click here for the "opposing" view in USA Today, which argues against maintaining public campaign financing.
"Public financing of campaigns is a relic from the pre-Internet era. Authorized in 1974, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund was designed for a nation of typewriters and rotary phones — and a national debt less than 4% of today's. Today, donating to a candidate is as simple as clicking a link or sending a text. Checking a box on tax forms is one of the least efficient ways to support presidential candidates, and only 7% of taxpayers did so in 2009."