Howard Dean announced today that he will forego public financing of his campaign. More importantly, Dean did not commit to abiding by the limits in the Dem nomination process.
This is counter to Dean's previous unequivocal statements that he would not do so, and that he would criticize any Dem who took the action he takes today.
Among the comments from other candidates was the following: "Rep. Dick Gephardt's campaign manager, Steve Murphy, said the decision put Dean in the same league as Bush. 'Just like President Bush, Howard Dean has effectively undermined campaign finance laws for his own personal, opportunistic political advantage,' Murphy said."
Is Mr. Murphy right?