Sharing our own moments in history is real. It's humbling.
I remember a moment I had back in late July when I was sitting in my spacious office down on K Street. I had just taken a call from yet another Member of Congress, asking me to raise him $25,000. My initial reaction was to smile and reflect on simpler but poorer times when I was a Senate staffer, Making $25,000 a year!
But here's the rub: lobbyists today rarely get to use the policy they learned in the halls of Congress. Instead they are forced to spend a majority of their time raising money and shuffling from cocktail reception to cocktail reception.
The "fundraising circuit" is deafening. It's sick and it makes me nauseous to think of having to write check after check after check to a Senator or Representative just so I can get a meeting with him or her later. Anyone that tells you that's not true is flat out lying to you.