Obama stands against bad governing not only in his support of specific practices like open data standards and basic network neutrality, but in his work against corruption from day one. Heâ€™s sponsored legislation to restrict gifts to Congress by industry representatives (which also carried a whole slew of anti-corruption measures that were a breath of fresh air). Heâ€™s fought against vote fraud. Heâ€™s been pushing for election and lobbying reform from the start, and in his campaign heâ€™s refused to take lobbyist money.
Clinton has done nothing of the sort, and when questioned seems baffled that anyone would have a problem with what is, by any reasonable standard, bribery. I find her basic lack of integrity troubling, and I think as president she would continue fighting to maintain the status quo. Itâ€™s vital that we start the work of picking up the messes left by the irresponsible governance of the current administration, and, as they say, you donâ€™t get out of a mess with the same kind of thinking that got you in. Obama is the guy to to get us out.
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