Lobbyists Bristle At McCain's New "No Lobbyists" Allowed Rule
They stuck by him when times were tough, and now that they’ve being kicked to the curb they’re understandably frustrated.
â€œIf it was OK to have these people working for you in February, why is it not OK today?â€ asked one Republican lobbyist who counts a friend among the new McCain outcast class. […]
â€œMcCainâ€™s self-righteous [expletive] has caught up with him. Now heâ€™s got himself in a jam,â€ said another Republican lobbyist who asked to remain anonymous because he is a campaign volunteer. â€œHeâ€™s got to change the subject back to economic growth and taxation and the war on terror.â€
And thereâ€™s this thought from another McCain supporter: â€œI find it a little offensive. It was good enough to get my $2,300 donation. If weâ€™re not good enough, then send my check back. It pisses me off.â€
One thing’s apparent…this new policy seems to be nothing more than window dressing for McCain. He has been cozy with lobbyists and special interests for a long time now and this latest move to purge is campaign of special interests smacks of the very thing that McCain supposedly decries: disingenuousness.
Also, since McCain is yanking lobbyists out of his campaign, then he should also yank their money too. I agree with that last supporter who wants his check back. I mean, Obama doesn’t accept money from lobbyists or PACs, so McCain shouldn’t either if he wants to be seen as equal to Obama on this issue.
More as it develops…