Thursday, June 19, 2008

Money + Politics = Comfortable Bedfellows

Senator Obama has opened the sluice gates of money flow to his campaign by his decision to forgo public financing for his presidential campaign. Maybe it is a pragmatic thing to do in the coming five months of what will primarily be a race driven rivalry to the finish, or maybe it reflects how easily money could tip the scales. From this quote in abc news...

"He's going to be able to raise almost unimaginable amount of money," said Tad Devine, a Democratic strategist who was a top adviser in the Gore and Kerry campaigns. "This is an incredible advantage for him and his campaign. He'll be able to dictate the terms of this election."

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