Obama out of public funding for GE
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 05:48:07 AM EDT
(Jerome beat me to posting by 6 seconds, but I don't want his thoughts to get missed. You can read more and see the Obama video announcement here just below this post.)
Terrific move. Obama is out of the public funding practice for the GE, hopefully its marks the last time a Democratic presidential candidate ever takes the matching funds-- if Kerry had not done it in '04, he'd be President today. This was a problem for Obama that didn't need to fester till the Fall to solve.
"We've made the decision not to participate in the public financing system for the general election,"Obama said. And it looks like there's no namby-pamby about it, here's the full text. Yea, McCain will make some noise about it, but this process story isn't one that many people care about in making up their mind, but it does make a big difference in the kind of campaign that gets run. Goodbye to the battleground mentality.