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The Political Junkie Opts Out

The Political Junkie Opts Out

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When Barack Obama announced last week that he would opt-out of public financing for the general election, it became an instant campaign issue. Because Obama promised to take public funds, and agree to limit fundraising, earlier in the campaign, the decision left a huge opening for John McCain's campaign to seize on the issue. For his part, Obama says the system is broken, and being exploited. Republicans argue he broke his promise, and is not to be trusted. Do you care that Obama broke his pledge to take public money? Will this be an issue for you come November?

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