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CNN admits “Obama breaks promise on campaign finance”
October 29, 2008, 6:18 pm
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Finally even the liberal media, namely Campbell Brown, sees Obama for the hypocrite he is now admiting he has broken his promise on campaign finance,

 Without question, Obama has set the bar at new height with a truly staggering sum of cash. And that is why as we approach this November, it is worth reminding ourselves what Barack Obama said last November.

One year ago, he made a promise. He pledged to accept public financing and to work with the Republican nominee to ensure that they both operated within those limits.

Then it became clear to Sen. Obama and his campaign that he was going to be able to raise on his own far more cash than he would get with public financing. So Obama went back on his word.

(Link: CNN)

It is a real breath of fresh air to see the liberal media (or at least one person in said media) calling out Obama and seeing him for what he is. — Campbell Brown goes into Obama’s excuses as to why he broke his campaign finance promise,

He broke his promise and he explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of 527s, those independent groups like the Swift Boat Veterans. It’s funny though, those attacks never really materialized.

The Washington Post pointed out recently that the bad economy has meant a cash shortage among the 527s and that this election year they have been far less influential.

Barry accepted the money because he wanted to fight 527 ads ’cause he didn’t want to be “swift boated” like John Kerry in 2004. . .

Hell, Barack, since these attacks never happened then the least you can do is give it all back. . . . It was unethical enough that you broke your promise, but you could have vindicated yourself to an extent by refunding the dinero.

The courageous among Obama’s own supporters concede this decision was really made for one reason, simply because it was to Obama’s financial advantage.

On this issue today, former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, an Obama supporter, writes in The New York Post, “a hypocrite is a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue — who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. And that, it seems to me, is what we are doing now.”

Thanks Bob. Just for your honesty you deserve to be reelected.  — Campbell Brown concludes by rightfully saying

For this last week, Sen. Obama will be rolling in dough. His commercials, his get-out-the-vote effort will, as the pundits have said, dwarf the McCain campaign’s final push. But in fairness, you have to admit, he is getting there in part on a broken promise.

Well said, Ms. Brown. — I agree.


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