On with Shep Smith this afternoon, Mary Ann Marsh said (paraphrased):
Barack Obama is taking private donations from people. John McCain is using taxpayer dollars.
because Obama’s taking “private donations” some as small as $100 from real people
Obama = Good.
and because McCain is taking the public financing that every presidential candidate in the past except for Obama has taken
McCain = Bad
Obama is the first presidential candidate to decline public financing.
His fundraising isn’t working as well as predicted.
I think he’ll be the last presidential candidate to decline public financing.