Former Clinton official and corporate communications strategist Paul Begala recently helped start Priorities USA Action, a super PAC dedicated to getting President Obama re-elected. Obama openly campaigned in 2008 against the influence of Big Money in politics, but Begala thinks that kind of influence is okay…if it’s aimed at the right targets:
“Super PACs are like guns,” said Begala, hours after returning from his family deer hunt in Texas. “In the right hands, a gun is useful, essential for defending your country and perfectly acceptable. In the wrong hands, they kill people. … My goal is to make sure the president doesn’t get outgunned.”
Instead of training “guns” on each other, can’t candidates just debate the issues?