Obama for a "new politics" as long as it helps him

Obama doesn’t do what’s right. He does what’s right for him.

When the going gets rough, Barack Obama’s principles get
going.


Marc Ambinder
notes that Obama is abandoning his previous
statements on outside groups:

There’s been a spurt of 527 activity on behalf of Sen.
John McCain, but Barack Obama campaign has suddenly gone silent on
the subject
.

That’s because, after of year of telling donors not to
contribute to 527 groups, of encouraging strategists not to form
them and of suggesting that outside messaging efforts would not be
welcome in Obama’s Democratic Party, Obama’s strategists have
changed their approach.

An Obama adviser privy to the campaign’s internal thinking on
the matter says that,with less than two months before the election
and with the realization that Republicans have achieved
financial parity with Democrats, they hope that Democratic allies
— what another campaign aide termed “the cavalry” — with come to
Obama’s aid
.

This is the same guy who was for the public financing system
until he realized he could raise more money outside of it. This is
the same guy who took on the Chicago Daley machines opponents in
State Senator Alice Palmer and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). This is the
same guy who was for a bipartisan ethics proposal with John McCain
until the Democratic leaders in the Senate yanked his chain and
brought him back into line.

This guy doesn’t do what’s right. He does what’s right for
him.