You Say Public Financing’s Almost Dead Like It’s A Bad Thing

Full disclosure; I was once of the opinion that Obama should have kept to his pledge to use public financing for his campaign. This was not for any strategic reason, mind you; there simply wasn’t one. My only real reason for wishing Obama hopped into the public financing fray was solely to prevent...

Breaking A Promise

I’ve had mixed feelings about whether or not Obama should stick to his pledge to use public financing. On one hand, there’s a lot to be said for keeping a promise. On the other hand, doing so would be like going bare foot in a race against John McCain when you could be driving a corvette. While...

Obama On Public Financing

Whether or not to adhere to a public financing pledge, that has become a major question facing the Obama campaign right now; does he turn down the mass of donors waiting for him in a General Election match up against John McCain in favor of public financing, or does he turn down a fantastic pledge made at a...