Obama's opponents want (his refusal of public campaign funds) to be seen as a negative for Obama. It is actually necessary to gear up for the vicious smear campaigning that is signature GOP. Remember swift-boating?
Because the money pouring in to Barack's campaign is from small donors, not giant corporations or influence-seeking organizations, the goal of campaign finance reform has been achieved in this instance.
The idea is to remove the influence. Barack's donors are not buying influence.
Citizens must rise against the Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh impact on our American political process. These anti-patriots have undermined democracy in America. One example of undermining our democracy is Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" that encouraged his followers to register as Democrats. These GOP shenanigans will continue, for as long as the citizens give up the power to think for themselves.