Friday, June 20, 2008

Campaign Finance Reform

Thanks to David Brooks, I know that unlike John "McCain-Feingold" McCain, Barack Obama's primary raison d'être is campaign finance reform.
But Thursday, at the first breath of political inconvenience, Fast Eddie Obama threw public financing under the truck. In so doing, he probably dealt a death-blow to the cause of campaign-finance reform. And the only thing that changed between Thursday and when he lauded the system is that Obama’s got more money now.
It's a good thing John McCain would never do anything like that, because he wouldn't want to end up on the wrong side of Brooks' poison pen. (What? You say Brooks would never write such a column? That he's a shameless partisan hack? How... cynical.)

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