Pitney on Obama Forfeiting Public Financing

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune recently ran an article on the subject of Obama turning down public financing in favor of a self financed campaign. Professor Pitney is quoted in the article, which addresses some of the risks involved for Obama in choosing to opt-out of public financing.

Said John Pitney, a professor at Claremont McKenna College: “So he is taking a small hit on integrity in return for a mind-blowing cash advantage. Only an idealist would turn down such a deal, and Obama has now proved that he’s no idealist.”

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