Months ago, Barack Obama and John McCain agreed to use public financing in the general election, and accept the restrictions that go along with it. Now Obama has gone back on his promise, while McCain is still keeping it.
Why? Follow the money, stupid. Obama has figured out he’s a fund-raising machine. He can outraise the Clintons. So he wants the money, plain and simple. You’ll hear a lot of talk about how public financing is a “broken” system. Sure. I understand that. The 527s and such can get together and run ads as surrogates for the candidates.
But isn’t this the man who promised us change in politics? Isn’t this the man who has made change his “mantra”, speaking incessantly about it?
At the end of the day, Barack Obama is just another politician, and if you think otherwise, well, you’re an idiot. I’m sorry. You really expect him to be different because he says so? Politicans say whatever they can to get elected. Obama is no different, however historic his skin color may make this race.
“Yes we can” — continue to play the same old dirty pool politicians have been playing since the dawn of time.