Bad move that promise. No one, no president can do that. Big business finances political parties, big business is just too big to be ignored. Bad promise, that. AÙs to hiring lobbyists , he followed tradition. That's not to say they are not competent people.<quoted text> Obama promised to get rid of or reduce the influence of lobbyist in The White House,instead he hired them to be on his staff.
What about the biggest lobbyist and CEO hiring of all, Dick Cheney as Sec of Defence and then V.P.? Boy, did that push his company's stock up. Incidentally, Cheney still owned considerable stock in Halliburton while he was Def sec AND V.P. Any further comments on Obama's appointed former lobbyists?