“Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn’t revisit it). Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change,” Obama wrote. [Politico]
REDDIT USERS got a treat today with Pres. Obama participating in an Ask Me Anything online discussion. Considering it’s the “front page of the internet,” good choice.
That Obama made big news on Citizens United is still picking up steam.
It should be noted that the pro-Obama Super PAC run by Paul Begala and Tim Burton, Priorities USA, has been the most effective weapon for Pres. Obama in the campaign so far. When everyone from Pres. Bill Clinton to Cory Booker were lauding Romney’s Bain Capital career, Begala and Burton would not be deterred and have been the most effective in defining Mitt Romney before he could define himself.
Pres. Obama is correct. Outcome shouldn’t drive the effort to overturn Citizens United. Drawing attention to the buying of the presidency must.
This post has been updated.