Obama skirts his own ban on money from lobbyists

Skirting a his own pledge not to take money from lobbyists, President Obama has  used prominent supporters active in the lobbying industry to raise millions of dollars for his re-election bid, says  this report in The New York Times.  Our  eagle-eyed  New York correspondent   alerted us last night  to  these breaking revelations which  enabled us to be beat the  Times and  most of the blogosphere with our  3.47 a.m. post here