Bam Keeps Up Verbal Assault on “Special Interests from Wall Street and Washington”

The president's advisers still believe that going after special interest money, foreign money, millionaire money, billionaire money are effective rallying cries. But for a lot of voters, it remains a bank shot to get from there to unemployment. When The Great Big Book of Barack Obama's 2010 Politics is written, the administration's emphasis on campaign finance reform as an ostensibly winning issue is going to have an interesting chapter devoted to it.

Obama says groups with alleged ties to foreign donors are “not just a threat to Democrats” but “a threat to our Democracy.”

Transcript:
“Just this week we learned that one of the largest groups paying for these ads regularly takes in money from foreign sources. So the question for the people of Illinois is: Are you going to let special interests from Wall Street and Washington and maybe places beyond our shores come to this state and tell us who our senators should be? That’s not just a threat to Democrats, that’s a threat to our Democracy. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to sway their elections and if we just stand by and allow special interest to silence anybody who’s got the guts to stand up against them our country is going to be a very different place.”

The president's advisers still believe that going after special interest money, foreign money, millionaire money, billionaire money are effective rallying cries. But for a lot of voters, it remains a bank shot to get from there to unemployment. When The Great Big Book of Barack Obama's 2010 Politics is written, the administration's emphasis on campaign finance reform as an ostensibly winning issue is going to have an interesting chapter devoted to it.
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