I'm reposting this video because it reflects on this important question, and it now has the added power of Rush talking about it. The piece shows Barack promising to put the folks from ACORN at the policy making table not just during his first 100 days, but in advance of his taking office.
Obama took questions from the moderator, Katherine Hughes. Katherine Hughes says, "If elected president would you agree in your first 100 days to meet with a delegation of representatives from these various community organizations, the Campaign for Community Values, and so forth, can they count on you in your first 100 days to sit down with them?"
OBAMA: Yes. But let me say that before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. (cheering) We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda of the next presidency of the United States of America!
RUSH: So he's going to have ACORN in without preconditions. He's going to have all these community organizations in, and he's going to let them set the agenda and he's out there denying that he knows them.