The realities of politics make it very hard to remain pure.
Courtesy of CNBC:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren reversed her position on rejecting super PAC support on Thursday as she seeks a comeback in the Democratic presidential primary.
Warren, who has previously said that she would disavow the support of a super PAC that sought to aid her bid for the presidency, told reporters that she had changed her mind after failing to get her rivals to join her in repudiating the outside spending groups.
The reversal is a dramatic change of heart for the Massachusetts progressive. Warren boasted during the Democratic debate in New Hampshire earlier this month that only she and Sen. Amy Klobuchar lacked super PAC backers.
But, on Thursday, Warren said that the fact that only the “two women” didn’t have super PAC support was “just not right.”
“So here’s where I stand. If all the candidates want to get rid of super PACs, count me in. I’ll lead the charge,” Warren said. “But that’s how it has to be. It can’t be the case that a bunch of people keep them and only one or two don’t.”
“So look, the first day I got in this race over a year ago, I said I hope every presidential candidate who comes in will agree – no super PACs for any of us. I renewed that call dozens of times,” Warren said. “And I couldn’t get a single Democrat to go along with it.”
“Finally, we reached the point a few weeks ago where all of the men who were still in this race and on the debate stage all had either super PACs or they were multibillionaires and could just rummage around their sock drawers and find enough money to be able to fund a campaign,” she said.
I would love to vote for a candidate who did not take any money from corporations, big fundraisers, or SuperPacs, but the reality is that those people cannot last in a race with billionaires throwing millions of dollars around like it’s nothing.
No part of me believes that Elizabeth Warren will be tainted by takng money from SuperPACs.
That is just now how she is wired.
So yeah, good for her for recognizing the reality of the situation and accepting the help she needs to keep her campaign viable.