You have identified the source of our nation's problems.
Elimination of corporate political "donations" is the first step in American citizens reclaiming this nation from the iron fisted grip of the crony capitalists.
And we'd be left with incompetent, wide-eyed idealists for politicians who lack any of the ruthlessness and amoral pragmatism that keeps this country from falling apart at the seams.
This is the government Americans wanted. A strong, fascist military and economic power that would weather recessions and wars like they were mere annoyances. You can't have the stability of our current government and some flower-child corruption-free utopia at the same time.