From the Washington Post:
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday that contributions by teachers’ unions to the Democratic Party represent an “extraordinary conflict of interest” because many times those unions will be sitting across the table from Democratic lawmakers in negotiating their contract terms…
The most important factor in having a “productive relationship” between government and teachers’ unions, he continued, is “that the person sitting across the table from them should not have received the largest campaign contributions from the teachers’ union themselves.”
It would also be an extraordinary conflict of interest for Wall Street banksters to sit across the table from Republican lawmakers as they gutted financial reform. That, Mitt, is the whole point of large campaign contributions. Surely you must have noticed?