First we learn of the strategic race placement at campaign events --after Barry told us his campaign was going to "transcend race"...and now we learn that despite his pontificating earlier in the year to the contrary --Obama will not be using public funding for his Presidential bid.
"...Last year, Obama filled out a questionnaire where he vowed to "aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election." But since clinching the Democratic nomination earlier this month, Obama has not broached the subject with McCain. The only discussion occurred about two weeks ago between Obama's and McCain's lawyers,
That meeting, Potter said, "was not part of any negotiation" on public financing.
"There was no aggressive pursuit of negotiations with the McCain campaign, there was no pursuit, period, of negotiations with the McCain campaign," Potter added later in a conference call with reporters..." (source)
Maybe the only thing that came of the Al Gore endorsement is some of the Alpocrisy rubbed off... And it seems those that thought Hillary would be the Veep choice were wrong --as Obama hired a former (fired) Clinton staffer with whom there is bad blood...