Obama Embraces His Victory

He’s already making deals like he’s the Democratic nominee. Twenty minutes ago USA Today published this letter from Obama proposing spending limits for the general election. Yeah, he makes a nod to the unfinished primary campaign–“if I am my party’s nominee”–but he’s not acting like it.

I propose a meaningful agreement in good faith that results in real spending limits. The candidates will have to commit to discouraging cheating by their supporters; to refusing fundraising help to outside groups; and to limiting their own parties to legal forms of involvement. And the agreement may have to address the amounts that Senator McCain, the presumptive nominee of his party, will spend for the general election while the Democratic primary contest continues.[…]

We can have such an agreement this year, and it could hold up. I am committed to seeking such an agreement if that commitment is matched by Senator McCain. When the time comes, we will talk and our commitment will be tested.

I will pass that test, and I hope that the Republican nominee passes his.

Clinton has been on Obama’s case for not committing to spending limits in the general. This nicely defuses that bomb firecracker.


~ by Gabriel Malor on February 20, 2008.

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