McCain Campaign Nudges Obama On Public Financing

Tucker Bounds, a McCain campaign spokesman, e-mailed me a statement about McCain's move toward accepting public financing for the general election. It challenges Barack Obama to do the same.

“Five months ago Barack Obama personally and publicly declared that he would accept public financing if the Republican nominee did as well. As the McCain campaign moves toward the option of public financing, we hope Senator Obama will keep faith with his pledge to the American people.”

My sense is that Obama campaign will probably call on its army of small donors to each contribute $100 to the general election effort, accumulate 1 million donations, and challenge the McCain campaign to explain how that's not public financing.