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13. In rejecting public funds for his campaign in 2008, Barack Obama said he supported the concept of public funding but that the system was "broken." What did he argue the big problem was?

He told his many small individual donors that "you've already changed the way campaigns are funded because you know that's the only way we can truly change how Washington works."

He told his many small individual donors that "you've already changed the way campaigns are funded because you know that's the only way we can truly change how Washington works."

He told his many small individual donors that "you've already changed the way campaigns are funded because you know that's the only way we can truly change how Washington works."

He told his many small individual donors that "you've already changed the way campaigns are funded because you know that's the only way we can truly change how Washington works."

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That groups unaffiliated with campaigns can spend unlimited amounts to influence the election outcome.

 

That Wall Street bankers were in league behind his Republican opponent.

 

That accepting public funds wouldn't allow him to raise enough money for a credible campaign.

 

That too many Americans don't check the tax-form box to contribute to the election fund.

 
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