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Obama opts out of public financing
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm with Doug Mataconis on this:
Moreover, for me at least, the question to ask isn’t why is Obama opting out of the system, but why McCain isn’t following suit ? If he truly was a conservative who believed in limited government, he’d find the idea of taking taxpayer dollars to finance his campaign abhorrent. Since I know McCain doesn’t really believe in limited government, what I’d find remarkable would be for him to take a principled stand against something that’s clearly wrong.
Because you're talking about John "McCain-Feingold" McCain - and we should never forget that.

Yes, Obama told a whopper about this. Yes he's a hypocrite. Yes, it's another indication of a lack of character. But, to be frank, no one other than political junkies care.

I mean why in the world would he tie his finances to the same level of McCain when he's proven he can out raise him by several multiples.

Why am I not joining the chorus railing against Obama? Because like Doug, I'd like to see Obama's refusal finally kill this nonsense about "public financing", and, eventually, destroy the foundation of McCain-Feingold.

I can dream.
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MF was a gift to Democrats and Soros, in part from McCain.

Its not going anywhere anytime soon.

McCain got his shot at the Presidency over the dead body of the Republican Party.
Written By: jpm100
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What’s particularly telling about this is that he went back on his word twice on this issue- The original pledge to use public financing and the reply he offered to Russert (during the last primary debate) after being taken to task for his soon to be revoked promise: if nominated, he was going to "sit down with John McCain and make sure that we have a system that is fair for both sides."

According to the general counsel for his campaign, That meeting never took place, because a meeting between lawyers for the two sides was not fruitful. "It became clear to me that there wasn’t any basis for future discussion,"
Written By: jfw1961
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I can dream.
Hey, as one of these candidates keeps telling us, it’s all about hope, right ? ;)

And thanks for the link.
Written By: Doug Mataconis
What bugs me are the excuses his worshipers are using—it’s not fair, GOP 527’s, blah blah blah.

The bottom line is that he dropped out because he can raise more money that way.
Written By: Joe R.
Considering that is already running some dishonest ads, and that MoveOn is the LARGEST 527...

Well, as you can see, they only really think something’s fair if they are the only ones who have something. Once there’s anything even remotely like parity, the kicking and screaming begins...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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