In his first order of business as his party's presumed presidential nominee, Barack Obama is instructing the Democratic National Committee to adopt his policy against accepting donations from federal lobbyists or political action committees.
The change will make the party and the candidate have a consistent position. Obama often says banning the donations is one way to help keep him free of the influence of Washington insiders.
This is a no-brainer. The Party cannot have a candidate who refuses to take PAC and lobbyist dollars while the National Committee continues to do so.
Moving quickly on this issue reaffirms that Obama is now the leader of the Party. It sends a strong signal to those who are not yet on board with his candidacy that Obama is in charge and he is going to act - it's time to get on board, there's work to be done.