Campbell Brown, CNN's prime time political pontificate, calls out Barack Obama for going back on his pledge with Senator McCain about accepting public financing for his campaign. Perceptions matter. Obama is not an honorable man and continues to prove it.
His campaign is awash in illegal donations and his former community organizing branch, ACORN, is rounding up lots of ineligible voters to register. Tonight he will run a 30 minute commercial for himself, Hollywood style, trying to close the deal. Having been unable to do so and with the polls tightening to an uncomfortably close range for him, he is producing 'urgent' e-mails to supporters to go to swing states to get out the vote. Internal polls from both campaigns show McCain making healthy inroads, especially with the all important Independents. Even with all that money.
Campbell Brown is trying to establish herself as a 'fair and balanced' commentator on cable news. As Obama buys this election with the help of his broken pledge, Brown thought she'd raise the issue. She waited until 6 days out from the election, but never mind.
"He broke his promise and he explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of 527's, those independent groups like the Swift Boat Veterans. It's funny though, those attacks never really materialized."
"The courageous among Obama's own supporters concede this decision was really made for one reason, simply because it was to Obama's financial advantage."
Obama and Biden have given noticeably less to charity then McCain and Palin, it is reported. Good reports are on display here and here. Sarah Palin gives substantially more, especially given her lower income compared to the other three candidates, and that write up can be found here. (H/T to Wordsmith)
There's a whole lot of campaign contribution fraud going on at Obama headquarters, thanks mostly to the online donations. This article on Pajamas Media details the online contributions to Obama.
It is thought that the Obama campaign has made a decision to simply take all the money and then return what has to be returned on the back end. Is that the kind of change Obama is promising in politics?
His pals at ACORN seem to have enough money to pay for commercials accusing Republicans of suppressing the vote - using references to the year 1960, 1965, etc. That is a boldfaced lie, of course, as the suppression was from Southern Democrats in the South, for example when black leaders like MLK, Jr. were registered Republicans. But, the organization which is tax exempt on the basis of being a non-partisan group, is blatantly playing the same old victim card for the black folks. By the way, ACORN has publicly endorsed Obama for President. Time to take away their tax exempt status.
Obama continues to defend ACORN and its tactics. He calls any criticism just another 'distraction'.
Senator Obama is not worthy of our highest office. He is not a man of his word. He continues to act in the best interests of himself, not of the country.
Why would any voter, even the most blinded to his pretty words, think he will uphold any promise made on the campaign trail?