Deteriorate. Consider this the first broken promise of Barack Obama's Presidency should he be elected. The broken promise comes in the form of Obama's decision to forgo public campaign money. Earlier in the year Senator Obama pledged that "he would aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." That statement clearly was just so much horseshit.
Now Senator Slither, as one columnist has accurately dubbed him, can spend obscene amounts-best guess estimates are in excess of a quarter of a billion dollars- on his presidential campaign. Between McCain, who has also opted out of the public finance system, and Obama, who knows what waste in spending might be achieved. More importantly, for me, is that as this contest is shaping up, one increasingly gets that sinking feeling that based on the way the two contestants are opting to play the game, that we voters are once again faced with the same old same old.