Obama wants to claim he's distancing Democrats from lobbyists, without actually doing so
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (5) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Barack Obama has sent the Democratic Party reeling today in his first official act as nominee. He's taken over the party and banned money from lobbyists.
Will he ban Lottie Shackelford from the building? She is the DNC's Vice-Chair and she is a registered lobbyist. Will Obama actually live up to the expectation he set — dare I say the "spirit" of his intentions — or was his statement banning lobbyist money "just words"?
And will Obama take down links to the DCCC and DSCC from the DNC website? Thus far, the DCCC refuses to adhere to the nominee's wishes. The DCCC is glad to accept lobbyist dollars. The DSCC is thus far offering no comment.
It's a poor sign that the nominee can't get the party to listen to him. It's even a worse sign that his statement appears to be "just words."