Monday, 23 June 2008

Deep Thoughts

Obama's decision to revoke public financing is, among other things, a huge risk. It will only pay off if you, and I, and millions of other Americans stay 100% committed and invested in him and his candidacy. If we decide, "well, that's the primary won, let's take the summer off," we'll be leaving him in the lurch and abandoning the country to the clutches of McCain.

In short - if you are a US citizen, he's going to need your cash.

Last month, McCain raised as much money as Barack did. The RNC is sitting on $50Mill more than the DNC.

Barack wants to run a 50 state campaign, reaching out to voters in every nook and cranny of our nation - plus the votes from Americans abroad. But a campaign like that is going to need every penny of the unprecedented funds that Obama plans to raise. Please give generously as much as you can afford, whether it's $5 or $500.


Roc's Dad said...

Hi Karin, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about Obama's support of the FISA bill granting telecom amnesty. I think its a bad decision and we need to let him know it.


Obama London said...

Hi Adam,

I think it's a very unfortunate decision, and I'd have liked to see this bill go down to defeat. On the other hand:

1) The bill as passed is significantly better than the alternative that was proposed a few months ago.

2) Obama's overall record on civil liberties issues is very strong, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one occassion, especially since

3)Obama has consistently pushed back against Republican attempts to demonise Dems on national security matters, so this decision was surprising and makes me think there is more to it than meets the eye.

I also think it is worth remembering that he is going to disappoint us from time to time. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate or a candidate we agree with 100% of the time. But this is the best candidate we've had for a very long time, both as a candidate and as a leader.