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Obama Public Funds

Obama's Cash Conundrum

Tim Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Dickinson

Had Obama accepted public financing, the same people who are now squawking about "tactics over truth" would have instead been pillorying the candidate for blithely throwing his biggest gun in the river.

Obama Brand: Truth or Consequences

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Obama's brand involves a new kind of politics, something that doesn't involve political expediency -- which is why it was a blunder to flip flop on public campaign finance for the general election.

Sam Stein

Obama Floated Idea Of Voluntarily Capping Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a private fundraiser last month, Sen. Barack Obama said he was "considering" voluntarily restricting the amount of money he could raise in a ge...

Obama: Public Finance System 'Creaky'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — The nation's system of public financing for presidential elections is "creaky" and needs to be updated, Sen. Barack Obama said Fr...

Barack Obama On Public Financing: We've Created A Parallel System

ABC's Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite his previous pledge to enter into the public financing system should he be the Democratic presidential nominee,* Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., ha...

Clinton Hits Obama Over General Election Funds

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton campaign officials said Sunday that heading into the climactic primaries on March 4, they will try to make a major issue of Sen. Barack Obama'...

Obama Won't Pledge to Take Public Funds

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio — If Sen. Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee, he faces a financial dilemma: Use his vaunted fundraising operation for the ...