Obama Campaign Changes Position on Super-PACs, Will Now Embrace Donations

US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on January 27, 2012 expanding on his State of the Union proposals to keep college affordable and within reach for all Americans.
Reluctantly accepting millions. Photo: JEwel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

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 on the campaign’s blog after acknowledging Obama’s opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United that allows unlimited special interest spending in elections.

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 PAC,” Messina continued. As the saying goes, if you’re not cheating or taking advantage of rules carved out by an asinine Supreme Court decision that will subject the electorate to shocking amounts of political spew, you’re not trying.

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