Howard Dean, retained by Democratic nominee Barack Obama as the DNC head, has layed some “Byaah” magic over Democrats with a “quick” note to announce a dramatic shift in campaign fundraising policy.
“The Democratic Party has to be the Party of ordinary Americans, not Washington lobbyists and special interests. So, as of this morning, if you’re a federal lobbyist, or if you control political action committee donations, we won’t be accepting your contribution,” wrote Dean.
He goes on to declare that this is an “unprecendented move for a politcal party to make.” And kudos to Dean, Obama and the DNC for addressing this issue so soon after the primary; however, to be fair, both Ralph Nader and the Green Party have preceeded the Democrats in closing this trap door to corporate influence.
A clean money election is a reason to scream. Though dated, this piece of video reminds us of the populist strength Dean has carried in the past. Let me hear it loud and clear Howard: