Obama "Had me at hello..." twice today.
There are times when politicians do something so cool, so fabulous, so non-politician-like that I call these "you had me at hello" moments. It's from the movie "Jerry McGuire," for those (3 people) who don't recognize the line.
Well, tonight Obama "had me at hello" twice - from the Politico:
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is moving on two fronts to make transparency a linchpin of his campaign, opening his fundraisers to reporters and clamping down on the Democratic National Committee’s fundraising from Washington insiders.
The moves, announced on his second full day as the party’s de facto presidential nominee, are designed to drive a campaign message of change versus more of the same, aides said.
His likely opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), closes his fundraisers to the press. Beginning last night, Obama will open all of his fundraisers to at least a pool reporter, who will share the information with the rest of the press corps.
Beginning Thursday, the DNC will no longer accept checks from federal lobbyists or political action committees, mirroring the strict standard Obama adopted for his presidential campaign.
“This is an important step that shows Sen. Obama is willing to take tough steps to change the way Washington works,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the campaign’s deputy communications director.
The policy, which will not hurt fundraising appreciably, is not retroactive.
My friend KUDO 1080 talk radio host Shannyn Moore says that the way a guy can get to her is by talking about the Constitution. The way someone can get to me is by forcefully making ethical behavior the standard.
And then he did it again...from Daily Kos:
As Obama moves to unify the Democratic Party, he is sending his strategist Paul Tewes to join the DNC. But Howard Dean will remain. Obama campaign spokesperson Bill Burton:"Senator Obama appreciates the hard work that Chairman Dean has done to grow our party at the grassroots level and looks forward to working with him as the chairman of the Democratic Party as we go forward."
My man Howard is staying!!! I didn't expect Obama to get rid of him but you just never know. Now all Obama has to do is make John Edwards his VP and I'll probably turn into a puddle of tears!
Awwww...what the heck. Here's the clip from "Jerry McGuire" so that everyone can get as misty as I am!