Look, the problem of money in politics is much, much bigger than Obama. He didn’t invent this and yeah, it’s disgusting – but not specific to him:
The Obama campaign announced on Monday night that it will launch a new fundraising campaign for unlimited money Super PACs supporting Democrats, concluding that despite the president’s opposition to the Supreme Court decision that sprang them into existence, they can’t afford to avoid them.
With Republican Super PACs, including Karl Rove’s Crossroads, Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future, and Newt Gingrichs Winning Our Future, raising tens of millions of dollars — one donor alone, Sheldon Adelson, donated more than $10 million to the pro-Gingrich group — the campaign told supporters in an e-mail that they had to act.
“With so much at stake, we can’t allow for two sets of rules in this election whereby the Republican nominee is the beneficiary of unlimited spending and Democrats unilaterally disarm,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina wrote.
“Therefore, the campaign has decided to do what we can, consistent with the law, to support Priorities USA in its effort to counter the weight of the GOP Super PACs. We will do so only in the knowledge and with the expectation that all of its donations will be fully disclosed as required by law to the Federal Election Commission.”