Those special interests

The theme runs shrilly through rhetoric of Democratic presidential contenders in the US. It's the 2004 version of stand-up-for-the-little-guy politics. President George W. Bush, the Democrats proclaim, is too beholden to "special interests," especially corporations. Each candidate vows to rescue the nation from this plight.That Bush receives electoral and financial support from American business is indisputable. It's a stretch, however, to suggest that such manifestations of alliance threaten democracy more than do the votes and money Democrats disproportionately receive from unions and trial lawyers. Businesses have legitimate political interests—many relating to what union...

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