Shelf Life of a Promise

Posted: June 19, 2008 in Obama, Social Issues

at least when it comes to Obama who today stated that he would not be using public funding for his race, to spite what he states as recently as Febuary:

National Review Online (By Jim Garaghty)

All Obama Promises Have Expiration Dates

Obama abandons public financing for the general election.

I’m recalling The Washington Post back on February 16:

AS RECENTLY as November, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was unequivocal about whether he would agree to take public financing for the general election if his Republican opponent pledged to do the same. “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?” the Midwest Democracy Network asked in a questionnaire. Mr. Obama’s answer was clear. “Yes,” he wrote. “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election.”

Team McCain says they’ve never been contacted by the Obama campaign to discuss a publicly financed general election.

The man makes promises he has no intention of keeping.

Oh, and in other news, when he said NAFTA was “devastating” and “a big mistake,” a few months ago, he now says he didn’t mean it.






  1. tehbloggaar says:

    I think McCain will be a horrid president. Likewise, I think Obama would be a very poor choice. Check out these two blogs on both of them. It’s a collection of blog posts and videos from around the web about the elections and the crooks running for office. and

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