What Trippi Said About Kerry

Joe Trippi also talked about Kerry. He said what Kerry shoud to tomorrow night is “opt out” of public financing for the campaign. He should look out at the public and say (something like) I have available to me $70 million [or whatever it is] in public financing, but I think it is time to make a change in the way we do things in America. I am going to refuse this money and ask the people of the United States to step up and say that they want to participate. So today I am starting with zero dollars. I am asking every American to send something to contribute to my campaign … What I [Trippi] am afraid of is that if he doesn’t then Bush is going to do this in September, and opt out, and be able to spend any amount, and be the candidate of reform.

Steve Soto was taping this, and might be able to post something later that is closer to what he said. It was more profound than I am using here — I couldn’t take notes fast enough…