A local Alameda County Obama campaign organizer said that the campaign's aversion to political action committees(PACs) are real and one major sticking point for switching positions on election finance reform.
According to the source, the California Democratic Party was, in his words, "(expletive) out of their mind" by the decision.
The reason is the DNC gets a possible kickback if the Demo wins. With the Obama campaign creating a firewall between the DNC and the campaign majors feathers and dollars could be lost.
You might remember one of the basic tenets of the LFR: Don't cost rich people money or pay.
This is an ocassion were Obama might be stepping on some feet that could come back to bite him.
Give him credit, though, for not backing down. Wednesday's story in the Los Angeles Times that Obama may cut the party convention from four to three day might be part of another snub to the DNC rather than, as the article says, as convenient or, even shrewd political maneuver.