Obama changing Washington already
by Dracomicron, Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 06:00:19 AM EDT
Barack Obama, now the Democratic party nominee, is adjusting the party rules to fit his own campaign's standards of integrity, populism, and transparency.
Beginning last night, Obama will open all of his fundraisers to at least a pool reporter who will share the information with the rest of the press corps.
Beginning today, the DNC will no longer accept checks from federal lobbyists or political action committees, mirroring the strict standard Obama adopted for his presidential campaign.
These are excellent moves on Obama's part. Not only does this remove the ability of the Republicans to attack him on DNC rules when the DNC will be helping him get elected, but by opening up fundraisers to the press, he highlights McCain's secret Bush fundraisers.
More importantly, I think this is a psychological move for Obama. As we all remember, he got into a little trouble at a private fundraiser when he said something without thinking. With reporters always there, I think Obama will keep his mind on the prize.
Look at this, folks, Obama's already changing Washington, and he ain't even president yet!