During his 2010 State of the Union, Obama scolded the Supreme Court:
Obama also spoke out against this ruling prior to a congressional vote about additional campaign finance rules and regulations: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/26/president-obama-citizens-united-imagine-power-will-give-special-interests-over-polit
And this (MSNBC): http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/06/10335949-obama-campaign-reverses-stance-urging-donations-to-super-pac
And this (ABC): http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/changing-positions-obama-campaign-will-push-support-for-democratic-super-pac-2/
And this (Fox News): http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/07/obama-changes-tune-urges-fundraisers-to-back-super-pac/#ixzz1lgejyCr4
And this (Yahoo!): http://news.yahoo.com/reversal-obama-urging-super-pac-donations-020412636.html
I have to give the media credit here; they did headline this. It has been on the front page of 4 of the 5 links above (Yahoo! had it buried).
What does this all mean? Will this have any effect in November? My prediction: probably not... but I think it should cause people to say, "hey... wait a minute!"
Personally, I agree with the Citizens United ruling. I don't believe the government should have the ability to regulate how a private individual's or a private company's money is spent in any way, but that's for a different debate. What is at the front and center here is what does this mean for Obama?
What do you think? If you're an Obama supporter, does this make you favor the president less? Is this irrelevant? Share your opinions below. Thank you.