Obama campaign getting awkwardly awful
I have mixed feelings about Obama not accepting public financing for the general election campaign. It's true, it's a "broken system." But his opting out isn't exactly helping anything.
So it's rather insulting to our intelligence that the Obama campaign is now trying to frame this as a good thing. In their email today, they say that donating to the campaign is actually declaring your independence from the broken system. And they tout this as "the first presidential election truly funded by the people" -- a notion that could be rather damaging to the actual movement out there that is trying to move us toward publicly-funded campaigns.
Which progressive movement will be chopped up and tossed on the floor next?
I'm not sure which is worse: if they're trying to fool people with this, or if they actually believe what they're saying.