Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Show me the money...

First we learn of the strategic race placement at campaign events --after Barry told us his campaign was going to "transcend race"...and now we learn that despite his pontificating earlier in the year to the contrary --Obama will not be using public funding for his Presidential bid."...Last year, Obama filled out a questionnaire where he vowed to "aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." But since clinching the Democratic nomination earlier this month, Obama has not broached the subject with McCain. The only discussion occurred about two weeks ago between Obama's and McCain's lawyers,That meeting, Potter said, "was not part of any negotiation" on public financing.

From the Blond Sage

Money leaves a trail, people don't usually donate to things they don't want to control or believe in. If you give twenty dollars, you don't expect much. If you give millions through your PAC or company, you expect a hell of a lot of special treatment, or the flow stops. Odumbo has rejected public finance because he feels he can raise more money than McCain. Right or wrong if your message is more pervasive, you will win, provided you aren't stupid.

The media has already started to slant coverage for him, listen to the word choices, nothing neutral, all positive for Odumbo, mostly negative for McCain.

So much for the even playing field public finance was intended to provide.

Now, how interesting would it be to find out where the money comes from? Would that tell you how a politician will act? Perhaps, they are a shifty bunch, and today's big supporter can be replaced by tomorrows big supporter.

Odumbo has many strings, I wonder who pulls them. I think he is an America hating racist, promoted by behind the scenes politicos, who hope to control him.

We can find where the money comes from in disclosure statements, Google is your friend.

God only knows what will happen if he wins!

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