Originally Posted by DenverBrit
The opposite should be true.
To get you started, a decent summary of some of the benefits.
Some highlights from The Brennan Center for Justice.
With these you're comparing Apples and Horses. These programs don't lock out outside spending. Essentially, they're like the public funding we already have for Presidential candidates already today. There's just less big money competition for the public funding because there's little functional power to be bought in local elections (which is kinda my point)