(It's still a) rumor at this point, but one hears it from bipartisan voices, so it's probably true. At any rate,
Originally Posted by curious excerpt from the (ack!) National Review
Obama refuses contributions from lobbyists or political action committees. That stand sounds impressive but means little. In the recent past
, he accepted a great deal of financial support from these sources. In any case, lobbyists are merely agents, and PACs serve to aggregate money from individuals with interests. Obama takes campaign donations
from people who hire lobbyists and give to PACs. In other words, he doesn’t avoid special interests: he just cuts out the middleman.