Barack Obama isn't keeping his campaign promises...
Obama's campaign walked back from a proposal the Illinois senator made last year to accept public financing for the general election if the Republican nominee also agreed to do so. Such a commitment would level the financial playing field with the apparent GOP nominee, John McCain, whose campaign has had a harder time raising money than Obama, who has broken all fundraising records.
Obama's campaign said accepting public financing was an option he would consider if he wins the nomination, rather than a hard pledge.
Clinton advisers seized on the apparent shift, suggesting highlighted Obama's pattern of making promises to voters and revising them later as circumstances change.
"When a campaign is based on promises and wonderful oratory, let's take a look at those promises," Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson told reporters on a conference call.
Obama made a campaign promise which he apparently has no problem breaking. Is it his inexperience that has him making these promises without thinking it all the way through? (If so, can we afford to have Obama negotiating with world leaders if he'll be making promises he can't or won't keep?)
Or is it that he in fact had no real commitment to keeping the promise? It was just something he said in the rah-rah enthusiasm of the moment?
No wonder he's afraid to debate Clinton all out, he keeps making mistakes. Wolfson points to this debate gaffe as another example of Obama flip-flopping:
Barack Obama: "I NEVER said that we should try to go ahead and get single-payer..."
He's all things to all people, just ask him - he'll tell you whatever it is you want to hear... even if the words aren't his own.
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