In a web video to supporters — “the people who built this movement from the bottom up” — Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, announced this morning that he will not enter into the public financing system, despite a previous pledge to do so.
“We’ve made the decision not to participate in the public financing system for the general election,” Obama says in the video, blaming it on the need to combat Republicans, saying “we face opponents who’ve become masters at gaming this broken system. John McCain’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are fueled by contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs. And we’ve already seen that he’s not going to stop the smears and attacks from his allies running so-called 527 groups, who will spend millions and millions of dollars in unlimited donations.”
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?”
Obama Team, 2011: We’re Going To Blitz Them With A Billion Dollar Campaign
Obama Team 2012: Money Is Corrupting Our Politics
Eh, that’s not what this article is about but Romney has beaten Obama in fundraising for May.
Be sure to read the whole thing. If not for hypocrisy, our POTUS would have no morals whatsoever.
As for Wisconsin, the unions spent tens of millions of dollars organizing it all, now the Democrats are screaming about Republicans raising enough to fight back.
Moral of this story: Never, ever, trust what you hear from the MSM. They’re in the tank for Obama. Sometimes they even admit it.