Recent campaign speeches have once again revealed that one man's special interests are another man's political base. The Dems keep talking about the "special interests" of the Bush White House: Halliburton; Big Corporations; "the rich." If the Dems occupied the White House, the GOP would be pointing out their "special interests": labor unions (especially the teachers and government workers); the Trial Lawyers; environmentalists; "the deserving poor."
I think others have pointed this out too, but do you notice how the most anti-war candidates are always "fighting"? "We're fighting for working families!" "We've fought to protect the environment!" "I'll fight for an income tax where everyone pays his fair share." Are they overcompensating, or something?