Though I'm voting for whichever Democraic candidate gets the nod, outside of a serious independent bid, hats off to Barack Obama for floating some serious measures to help add transparency to the federal government.
Going past the weak political quote the AP writer lead with, the actual reforms would constitute a big step in reforming our government and leveraging the internet for some good. These would help restore my faith in the government, which has been shrouded in secrecy for the last 6.5 years, with Dick Cheney even inventing his own stamp of secrecy.
Barack's ideas to seek more feedback from the people are good, but the transparency measures are the meat:
*Posting meetings between lobbyists and bureaucrats online
*Issuing an executive order in support of the FIA act