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Midnight Mike
06-19-2008, 09:41 AM
Obama to Break Promise, Opt Out of Public Financing for General Election
June 19, 2008 8:58 AM

In a web video to supporters -- "the people who built this movement from the bottom up" -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, announced this morning that he will not enter into the public financing system, despite a previous pledge to do so.

"We've made the decision not to participate in the public financing system for the general election," Obama says in the video, blaming it on the need to combat Republicans, saying "we face opponents who’ve become masters at gaming this broken system. John McCain’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are fueled by contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs. And we’ve already seen that he’s not going to stop the smears and attacks from his allies running so-called 527 groups, who will spend millions and millions of dollars in unlimited donations

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has already pledged to accept this fundraising pledge. If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election."

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch ... break.html (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/06/obama-to-break.html)

T-Bird76
06-23-2008, 10:42 AM
Non issue.....

Midnight Mike
06-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Non issue.....

Non-issue of breaking a campaign issue or a non-issue of opting out of public financing? :?:

T-Bird76
06-23-2008, 11:32 AM
[quote="T-Bird76":1fzjod54]Non issue.....

Non-issue of breaking a campaign issue or a non-issue of opting out of public financing? :?:[/quote:1fzjod54]

Both...positions change for whatever reason on both sides of the asile. If Obama has enough money to run with out public aid then god bless him.