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  •  News reporting it as Obama back-tracking (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.philly.com/...

    Obama and his prospective Republican opponent, John McCain, have sparred over public financing in the past, with McCain pointing out that Obama pledged last year – before anyone knew how successful the Democrat would be raising money – to accept public funds for the general election.

    McCain has promised to take the public funds himself, but only if the Democratic nominee goes along.

    "Now, obviously, he's backing off that commitment," McCain said in an interview this past Friday, anticipating Obama's move. "It's not the first issue that he's backing off on. . .I still lean toward accepting public financing. But we won't make a final decision until we see what he does."

    Today, a campaign spokeswoman added: "Barack Obama has revealed himself to be just another typical politician who will do and say whatever is most expedient for Barack Obama."

    •  McCain pointing out that Obama pledged last year (0+ / 0-)

      Obama and his prospective Republican opponent, John McCain, have sparred over public financing in the past, with McCain pointing out that Obama pledged last year – before anyone knew how successful the Democrat would be raising money – to accept public funds for the general election.

      (sorry missed that part)

    •  We're talking about the same (0+ / 0-)

      ...folks who voted for Bush TWICE! I think you're giving the American public too much credit. Most folks don't understand or care about this topic. Similarly, they don't understand FISA. A lot of it is the press being bothered. And some folks around here are being nervous nellies.

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