I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Will Obama keep his promise on public funding?

A recent New York Times article discussed an issue that we recently talked about in class, that being whether Obama will keep his word on only using public funding for the general election campaign if he gets the Democratic nomination. According to the article, Obama's recent statements on the issue do not seem too comforting. With his tremendous private fundraising capabilities, Obama is probably starting to regret his oath from early last year as he seems to be less clear as to what he will do. This will be a test of integrity for Obama, but as mentioned in class, either way it's not going to severely damage his campaign because the average American does not know about campaign finance.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Salon.com has a great article expanding on Obama and McCains problems this election with the FEC.