Obama’s donor count so far.
Raising money this way IS campaign finance reform.

Yes, he can.

Looks as if Barack Obama is going to hit his million-donor target before March 4.

In case you thought that “We are the change we wish to see in the world” was an empty slogan, try thinking about it as Signalman Buddusky would:

Raising enough money from a million people to swamp the bundler-driven campaigns of your opponents is the motherf*cking campaign finance reform! How do you like that, motherf*cker?

We’re going to elect a President who doesn’t owe anyone an embassy, or a seat on a regulatory commission, or a contract, or a special provision in the tax code, for raising money. No “Pioneers.” No “Texas Rangers.”

Free at last, free at last!

Footnote And of course this would be a most excellent time for you to grab yourself a piece of a truly historic moment. Five bucks won’t get you into a movie anymore, but it will allow you to tell your grandchildren you were there when it happened.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com