Obamamania, is just another politician....
But no reformer can admit he's simply refusing to surrender his huge dollar advantage. So as Sheila Krunmholz of the Center for Responsive Politics perfectly puts it, "Barack Obama is taking the high road all the way to the bank."
The Illinois Democrat argues the "public financing system as it exists today is broken." But indefatigable campaign reformer Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21 notes Obama "knew the circumstances surrounding the presidential general election when he made his pledge to use the system."
Obama also charges his GOP opponent's campaign and the Republican National Committee "are fueled by contributions from Washington lobbyists and PACs." And what about those "so-called 527 groups who will spend millions of dollars in unregulated donations?"Sounds good until you check the facts.
McCain has raised a grand total of $650,000 from the lobbying industry (Obama pledges not to accept lobbyists' or PAC money), according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and just 1 percent of his contributions are from PACs. Talk about a paper tiger.
Obama did not "aggressively pursue" any agreement. He did not sit down with John McCain.
He did not do what he told us he would do. He may very well win the White House. But even if he does, Barack Obama will still be just one more politician who broke his word.