Sen. X had promised to use public financing, but now he has opted to go back on his word. This upsets me in so many ways.
One, lying is bad enough.
Two, although we’ve come to expect promise-breaking from pols, it’s particularly egregious coming from Sen. New Kind of Politics.
Three, promise-breaking on this particular issue is so symbolic, because everyone knows campaign finance is at or near the heart of the worst problems in politics.
Four, the rationale for this promise-breaking is utterly clear: Sen. Expedience realized he could raise way more private money than Sen. McCain, and public financing would have taken away this advantage.
I'm utterly and bitterly disappointed in Sen. Obama, which probably means he'll win.