MoveOn is flexing some supporter muscle on Barack Obama over FISA… They want more from him than “I’ll Fight To Strip Telecom Immunity From FISA.”
Insisting on a campaign promise that Obama would filibuster any wiretapping bill that included retroactive immunity for the telecommunications companies that let the government listen in, Obama’s allies at MoveOn are asking supporters to “call Sen. Obama today and tell him you’re counting on him to keep his word.”
Obama has said he’ll work in the Senate to strip that provision from the House bill, but stopped short of promising to filibuster the bill.
MoveOn members are a large sector of Obama’s base at this point and their endorsement no doubt help to carry his popularity among progressive. I’ll be curious to see if Obama will bend to their will.