And now the Democrats join the Republicans in forming an “independent” group to go after the opposition:
The Democratic National Committee plans to target Republican John McCain and help Democrat Barack Obama with an independent ad campaign run by veteran Democratic strategist Jonathan Prince, Democrats familiar with the decision said Thursday.
By law, the effort would be prohibited from coordinating with either Obama’s presidential campaign or with the DNC. The ads would be financed with party money, however.
The Democrats asked for anonymity because the decision had not yet been formally announced.
Honestly, is there a bigger joke than Campaign Finance reform? If anyone can explain how all this nonsense is preferable to just lifting the restrictions and requiring only immediate disclosure, fill me in. I am all ears.