Baracka Obama’s pledge to take only public financing was recently abandoned. He claims he needs private money to battle the eeeeeviilllll 527s that the Republicans are organizing in their shadow rooms, plotting with Satan, Kali, Shiva, Tiamat, Loki, Walt Disney, and any other evil superpower of the universe.
Seriously, he thinks that the Republicans (the same Republicans who are floating a candidate that can’t rouse the base) are plotting against him.
And Obama said he refused to let the Democrats be hampered when the Republican National Committee (RNC), political action committees and “527” groups plan to spend millions on “smears and attacks.”
He’s even played the race card already.
“[The Republicans are] going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”
It’s exquisite paranoia.
So, he’s using this excuse to justify reneging on his pledge to take only public money so he can continue to take gobs and gobs of private money (and if you think this money is coming exclusively from “concerned citizens”, you’re an idealistic fool). Considering he’s already pledged not to have any lobbyists on his staff (and that was quickly disproven), he’s losing any credibility as a reformer. And it seems editors of newspapers, those who elevated him during the primary campaign, are steamed that he is such a boldface liar. We’ll see if they start a more critical evaluation of their paper messiah, or if they’ll continue to be loyal soldiers and attack McCain and leave Obama alone.
I’m guessing the hurt the editors are feeling is going to trump party loyalty. When you lie like that, the “Straight-Take Express” is looking pretty darn good.