Obama Breaks Campaign Financing Promise

June 19, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Ethics, Fiscal · Comments 

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Barack Obama has announced that he will not enter into the public financing system, even thought he previously pledged to do so.

Back in November 2007, Obama answered “Yes” to Common Cause when asked “If you are nominated for President in 2008 and your major opponents agree to forgo private funding in the general election campaign, will you participate in the presidential public financing system?”

Barack Obama went on to say “I have been a long-time advocate for public financing of campaigns combined with free television and radio time as a way to reduce the influence of moneyed special interests.”

See Question I-B on page 4 of the document from Common Cause.

The only change I am seeing in Obama’s campaign is that he continually changes his mind. Some might call it flip-flopping, or perhaps lying.

More details at http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/06/obama-to-break.html.

Curiously, some Democrats are celebrating the broken promise.

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