Barack Obama and John McCain are both trying to distance themselves from the perception that they’re beholden to lobbyists. We look at what the impact might be with lobbyists and their critics.
Megan Carpentier, former industry lobbyist currently working as a daily contributor to Glamocracy, Glamour Magazine's political blog
Ellen Miller, co-founder and executive president of the Sunlight Foundation
Brian Pallasch, lobbyist and president of the American League of Lobbyists, a national professional association dedicated exclusively to lobbying
Jack Citrin, professor and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies of Political Science at UC Berkeley