How can Democrats like Bill Burton say Obama has not been “in charge of the car”

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Alex Wagner (MSNBC) asks Bill Burton how Obama is not in charge of Campaign Finance Reform when he is the President of the United States? (February 8, 2012)

Flip-Flop Obama Embraces Super PAC’s

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So much for “hope”. The only “change” we see is Obama’s change in views about accepting donations from Super PAC’s. Below is an email sent out by Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, giving a lame excuse for Obama’s decision to accept the Super PAC donations.

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February 6, 2012

Friend –

I wrote something for our blog about our decision to support Priorities USA, the Super PAC that can help neutralize the avalanche of special-interest spending to defeat President Obama. Every supporter should read it; it’s pasted below.

I just want to add something for you specifically about your role in all of this.

We decided to do this because we can’t afford for the work you’re doing in your communities, and the grassroots donations you give to support it, to be destroyed by hundreds of millions of dollars in negative ads.

It’s a real risk.

In 2011, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney raised $30 million from fewer than 200 contributors. Ninety-six percent of what they’ve spent so far, more than $18 million, has been on attack ads. The main engine of Romney’s campaign has an average contribution of roughly $150,000.

That’s why it’s up to us — the grassroots organization — to win this election where we have the real advantage, and that’s on the ground. More than 1.3 million Americans have already donated. Our average donation is $55, and 98 percent are $250 or less.

The stakes are too important to play by two different sets of rules. If we fail to act, we concede this election to a small group of powerful people intent on removing the President at any cost.

Thank you,

Messina

Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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‘Super’ PACs set to disclose big donors Tuesday

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By JACK GILLUM

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to find out who the millionaires are behind this year’s presidential election.

Shadowy outside groups funded by anonymous donors and working on behalf of candidates they support have pummeled Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and others for the past two months by spending millions of dollars on mostly negative TV ads that have had an enormous impact on the fight for the Republican presidential nomination.

Now, for the first time since they started shaping the campaign in earnest, many of those “super” political action committees are set to disclose just who is financing their pseudo-campaign operations. Many took advantage of a change in federal rules that essentially let them shield their donors’ identities until after key primary elections in January. But they still must submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission by Tuesday.

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