POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Copies Edwards' Line On Lobbying

Senator Barack Obama appears to be taking his lines from rival Democratic candidate Senator John Edwards. On Saturday during a debate over whether candidates would take lobbyists' money, Senator Edwards asked an audience of 1,000 plus bloggers and netroots activists at the YearlyKos Presidential Forum: "How many people in this audience have a Washington lobbyist working for you?"

See Edwards ask the question at the end of this clip:

Then on Sunday, Obama appeared to have a little 'amnesia' and used Edwards' line in Nevada.

"I don't mind lobbyists having a seat at the table, I just don't want them to buy all the chairs. I want them to be part of the discussion where citizens also are part of the process. . . How many people here have a federal lobbyist?"