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    McCain, why have you abandoned your anti-lobbyist stance?

    I liked McCain 2000's crusade against Lobbyists. Why has McCain 2008 abandoned that stance?

    I'd EXPECT sheer numbers of lobbyists working for the Democrats, and low and behold, Obama's got loads of them:

    TheHill.com - Lobbyists on Obama’s ’08 payroll

    But why has McCain sunken to the same level?

    Fact Check: McCain-lobbyist connections - CNN.com
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    Re: McCain, why have you abandoned your anti-lobbyist stance?

    Maybe the anti-lobbyist lobby is running low on funds.
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    Re: McCain, why have you abandoned your anti-lobbyist stance?

    I don't accept your premise. Is it not possible for McCain to propose lobbying reform while also employing lobbyists? In fact, we know it's possible. Why?

    McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis was a lobbyist for the HomeAlliance Group, a group of 20 organizations that included Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from 2000 to 2005. Of course, McCain introduced a bill to reduce the risk Fannie and Freddie posed to taxpayers... back in 2005.

    So one of McCain's current staffers was a lobbyist for a group that included FM/FM, and yet during that time, McCain introduced legislation those groups opposed. Has Obama ever proposed a law that his biggest and most well-heeled donors would object to?

    Nonetheless, what was McCain's "stance" on lobbyists in 2000? And how is that in conflict with his current employment of lobbyists?
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    Re: McCain, why have you abandoned your anti-lobbyist stance?

    Does the term "Campaign Finance Reform" mean anything to you Jmak?
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    Re: McCain, why have you abandoned your anti-lobbyist stance?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Does the term "Campaign Finance Reform" mean anything to you Jmak?
    Yes.

    But I'm not sure how that leads you to conclude that he's abandoned his principles related to campaign finance reform.

    Help me out...

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