Advantage Obama
Published on June 21, 2007 By greywar In Politics

     Just when I thought he was quietly fading away into Billary's shadow Barack Obama pulls out a big gun:

 

"Barack Obama is vowing to detail all his earmark requests today and is challenging his Presidential rivals to do the same. " -TPM Cafe

 

     Not only has he made the challenge, he has followed through already here.

 

     Will Billary et al follow suit? If they do will it hurt them?

 

     I have to give Obama respect for owning up to these projects even though the vast majority of them shouldn't be federally funded in my opinion. Most of the things listed are State or even local goverment issues and have business being unded by people outside of Illinois. There are a few entries on there that are patent Federal items like weapons projects and COE undertakings but mostly they are local deals that should remain that way.

     I also have to wonder how the list will stand-up to scrutiny by millions of rabid fact-checkers... hope Obama's staff was thorough. For his sake.

 

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on Jun 21, 2007
I also have to wonder how the list will sand-up to scrutiny by millions of rabid fact-checkers... hope Obama's staff was thorough. For his sake.



Me too. Because, basically, anything to slap in the Billary's face is good with me.

And this is a very bold move for Obama - I really do respect the guy, and think he's more-or-less free (up to now) from the taint of Washington politics.
on Jun 21, 2007

this is a very bold move for Obama

 

True, have to wait on see how it plays out to his voters. My politics are about as far away from his as possible, so it doesn't really matter what I think of it vote-wise.

on Jun 22, 2007

My politics are about as far away from his as possible, so it doesn't really matter what I think of it vote-wise.

As are mine.  But he does exude a lot of integrity.  Something I have not seen in the other candidates yet.

on Jun 22, 2007

But he does exude a lot of integrity.

 

That does count for a lot in race like these.

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