Sunday, August 05, 2007

Weekend Video Theatre: Democrats Debate Lobbying

As I mentioned in a previous entry, this weekend was the annual YearlyKos Convention for liberal and Democratic activists. Most of the '08 presidential candidates (sans only Sen. Biden, I believe) attended a presidential forum for the attendees.

One of the most interesting discussions to come out of this forum was on the issue of lobbyists and their influence on politicians. The headlines will focus on Sen. Clinton's defense of the lobbying profession (or, by contrast, the stark denunciations by John Edwards and others), but you really have to watch the whole thing to appreciate what an interesting debate it was.

Luckily, the Talking Points Memo gang has been posting great videos from the event-

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