Like many decent people, Daschle got caught in a bad system that is so corrupted by money it hardly matters whether the money is from good people with good intentions or bad people with bad intentions.
It seems to me that if the seller and buyer are in agreement on all terms, then the mechanics of the closing should never delay the manifestation of the parties' desire and intent, i.e. money for deed.
I and others will soon announce a large grassroots campaign aimed at channeling the amazing desire for change that Americans are feeling right now into tangible and fundamental reform of our political system.
While public financing won't eradicate blind ambition or bloated egos, it will make a political class more accountable to voters instead of big campaign contributors and take out a key thoroughfare for corruption.
Obama's wooing big Clinton donors is disturbing to those who rejoiced in the fact that his campaign was immune to the influence of big money donors. You can be sure the GOP will exploit this to the fullest extent.