Do presidential candidates care about reforming politics? The answer to that appears to be mostly "no," judging from response to questions from a nonpartisan alliance of 20 civic and public interest groups from Wisconsin and four other states. The only campaigns to return answers to the Midwest Democracy Network were Barack Obama and John Edwards.
Mike McCabe with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says he really expected more response, even considering the candidates' current focus on Iowa. The questionnaire, sent to all the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on September 11, covers campaign finance, government ethics, communications policy, election laws, voting rights, and congressional redistricting.