Obama Decides To Take Super PAC Money After AllPrinciples, Obama will tell you, are important. Really important. Probably really, really important.
Investor's Business Daily
Reversing his earlier stance, President Obama now says he'll accept money to fund his campaign from so-called super-PACs. Does the president have any principles he won't sacrifice?
In 2008 and again in 2010, President Obama took a tough stance on outside financing of political campaigns. In 2008, he inveighed against the pernicious influence of big money in politics and pledged to fund his campaign with federal matching funds.
But when he discovered he could raise a lot more on his own, he broke that pledge, raising $750 million.
[A]s Groucho Marx once said, "These are my principles. And if you don't like them ... well, I have others." Like Groucho, Obama always has others. [link]
But, as this his most recent action clearly reveals, not as important as keeping his job.
So much for principles.