Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama Off Public Financing Hook

By Cernig

TPM notes that McCain has just blown past the public financing cap set by the FEC, by over $4 million.

So it turns out that those that said Obama should just call McCain's bluff and wait him out, in full and certain knowledge that the Straight Talk Express was just the Little Engine Who Wouldn't, were correct. My apologies for doubting them.

And the game continues to be played the old-fashioned way, despite the maverick and the changer. But wouldn't it perhaps have been nice to see a fully public-financed and clean campaign in which both parties also pledged to eschew 527 attack ads? Ah well, in a different dimension perhaps.

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