Friday, February 15, 2008

Obama an agent of change? Really?

This looks like "old school" politics to me:
Superdelegates get campaign cash

Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows.

Obama's political action committee has doled out more than $694,000 to superdelegates since 2005, the study found, and of the 81 who had announced their support for Obama, 34 had received donations totaling $228,000.

Clinton's political action committee has distributed about $195,000 to superdelegates, and only 13 of the 109 who had announced for her have received money, totaling about $95,000.
So, tell me again how Barack Obama is different from the rest of the politicians? He's been buttering up the super delegates for 3 years! (Quick math check if you don't egt what I'm saying: this means he's been doing it since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate.)

Obama has a political machine behind him. He is not a Washington outsider. His passionate claim to be "different" other politicians is not merely misleading — it's a lie.

This is the kind of backdoor politics I fear we will have with a President Obama, and it's why I worry so much about his supporters who seem to be blinded by that double-barreled shot: charisma and good speechwriters.


donald said...

sounds just like politics as usual, all the way around. i am a little sick of BOTH parties and wish there were a viable independant candidate for president. here in maine we have had a couple independant governors, and i think if it would happen on the federal level, both parties might clean up their acts.

Sue J said...

I agree, Donald, I know it's somewhat twisted logic, but one of the reasons I am for Clinton is that I feel like I know her baggage, and it's livable. Obama portrays himself as "baggage-free," and I guess I've been in enough wacky relationships to know that's never true!

You know how consumer advocates always warn, "If something seems too good to be true, it probably is."

Pretty cynical on a Sunday morning, I know. I'll go get some more coffee and think on it a while ....

donald said...

but thank god either one of them is FAR less scary then mccain or anyone the republicans can throw at us!!

Sue J said...

Very true, Donald, very true!