07/02/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NRCC Head: Obama Is "Nixonian To The Core"

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that Barack Obama's decision to break a pledge and forgo public financing for the general election was "Nixonian."

"The facts of the matter are simple enough. Obama made verbal and written promises to accept public financing in the general election campaign if his Republican opponent would agree to do the same," Cole wrote in a post on The Hill's Congress Blog.

Cole, chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), called Obama's choice "Nixonian to the core."

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