Obama Opts Out of Public Financing to Fight Smears… Gaddafi Adds Fuel To "Smear"
After repeatedly saying he wouldn’t (Just words?)– Chicago politician Barack Obama announced today that he would opt out of the public financing to fight the “smears” against his campaign.
Jake Tapper at Political Punch reported:
“We’ve made the decision not to participate in the public financing system for the general election,” Obama says in the video, blaming it on the need to combat Republicans, saying “we face opponents who’ve become masters at gaming this broken system. John McCain’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are fueled by contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs. And we’ve already seen that he’s not going to stop the smears and attacks from his allies running so-called 527 groups, who will spend millions and millions of dollars in unlimited donations.”
Barack Obama is talking about those “smears” that he’s a Muslim or that his family members are Muslims etc.
But, in reality it is a lame and dishonest attempt to put the blame on Republicans to that he can raise more money outside the public finance system.
Evidently, Barack Obama is going to be battling more than just the Republicans. Libyan dictator Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi this week threw his support behind Obama and said that-
Obama should be proud of his Muslim heritage:
Video via MEMRI and Liveleak.
Gaddafi talked about why he is throwing his full support behind Barack Obama this week on Aljazeera TV:
There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama. All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency. But we were taken by surprise when our African Kenyan brother, who is an American national, made statements that shocked all his supporters in the Arab world, in Africa, and in the Islamic world. We hope that this is merely an elections “clearance sale,” as they say in Egypt – in other words, merely an elections lie.
Obviously, the Obama camp has some work to do.
UPDATE: Obama says it was for the “public good.”