Declare Your Independence, Send Cash

In today’s statement Obama again straddles the line saying that he “supports public financing…but the system is broken.” Was it not broken in February 2008 when he wrote an Op-Ed in USA Today saying that he would accept public financing if his Republican opponent did as well? Let’s face it, he’s got a good deal going with his aggressive fund raising machine made up of “real people” (especially the real people in Silicon Valley c-suites), so why turn off the spigot? His comments about organized groups drowning out the voices of real people are disingenuous as well. According to OpenSecrets.org, as of May 2008, Obama has accepted $7 million from the education industry compared to McCain’s $727,000 from the oil & gas industry. Who is in whose special interest pocket?

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