Wether it is fighting to bring our troops home, leading on energy policy, or standing up to the rediculous right-wing media Senator Barack Obama is - hype included - emerging head and shoulders above Hillary Clinton in the policy arena heading into the 2008 sweepstakes.
Obama has now signed on Senator Russ Feingold's bill calling for greater public financing of campaigns.
[Sen. Feingold's bill] would raise significantly the spending cap for candidates accepting public funds during their White House campaigns in an effort to keep the system relevant.
Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer yesterday urged Obama’s presidential rivals to follow his lead...
“Senator Obama has provided important national leadership by becoming the first presidential candidate to sponsor vitally needed reform legislation to protect the integrity of the presidency and to join in the battle for its passage,” Wertheimer said.
The bill would take effect in 2012.
Seeing as how Obama is currently not accepting federal funding, this might raise some eyebrows. Senator Obama is actually considering something quite new:
At the moment, Obama is awaiting a response from the Federal Election Commission to his request for a unique fundraising arrangement: eschewing public money for the primaries, but reserving the right to return already-raised donations and take public funds for the general election, if he wins the Democrats’ 2008 nod.
How many times are we going to hear that Barack isn't doing significant legislative work?
Fortunately, saying it doesn't make it true!
Three cheers for Senator Barack Obama!