Watch out what you wish for. I guess you love incumbents. Like they don't have plenty of built in advantages, primarily name recognition.
How is a newcomer to become known other than by spending money? Incumbents love the idea of restricting spending for their opponents. Helps make theirs a lifetime office, which it practically is now anyway.
And I guess free speech should be restricted. Can't wait until a commission (of politicians, no doubt) restricts even further my use of my own money to support whomever I wish. Why don't we just have a House of Lords and get it over with?
Same old same old - my guy is a concerned office seeker; your guy is a tool of the special interests who has been bought.
A lot of people do not see it that way. They see it as money being the reason new people cannot get known and that coupled with the fact that to get the money needed to be known you must sell out. Those politicians are then just as corrupt as the current ones. It's a never ending cycle.
A newcomer can be known by their ideas and actions. Those should speak louder than tens of millions or more being thrown at trash ads.
Who is restricting free speech? Not allowing corporations or wealthy individuals to buy the politicians of there choice is not restricting speech. Citizens United is one of the worst rulings ever.
Elections should be about who has their people's interests in mind when making decision and their ideas for policies. It should not be about who has more money. Publicly funded elections will allow this to thrive.