Obama’s campaign finance games

Barack Obama has tried to paint himself as the “change” and “reform” candidate this entire campaign season, but as I’ve noted here before, his rhetoric doesn’t match the reality. Hammering home those points are two great pieces this morning, first – one from the WSJ about how Obama is playing politics with the FEC in a way that could hurt John McCain’s chances against him (something he is no doubt doing deliberately), and the other from David Brooks on how – in the war against the influence of lobbyists (which, as noted earlier, BO tries to paint as one of his hallmark strengths) – John McCain’s experience shines, contrary to what BO may say about it.

Consider both must-reads.

Related reading: Captain Ed wonders, “Did Saddam Figure’s Millions Influence Obama?