Like many, I feel conflicted about Obama’s reversal on accepting public funding, but I’m slowly getting over it. If our end goal is a change to the means of electing officials, can that end justify a means that is inconsistent with the means we want in the end? I’m dizzy. That said, any McCain supporter who is feeling self-righteous over this alleged flip-flop should check out Arianna Huffington’s recent blog post on Mac’s own public funding inconsistency.
Obama’s latest scuffle with James Dobson is unremarkable stuff, but it did force me to read the senator’s 2006 speech on religion, which is, I must say, truly remarkable stuff. Did a politician actually give this speech? Read it here.