Let's see if you can connect the dots.
Dot A: progressive/liberal-philosopher guru (and occasionaly Obama campaign consultant) George Lakoff:
Another multifaceted conservative strategic initiative is "tort reform," which has been made to sound like it is just about capping large damage awards and lawyers' fees. It is really a destruction of the civil justice system's capacity to deter corporations from acts that harm the public, since it is the lawyers' fees that permit the system to function. Moreover, if successful, it will also dry up one of the major sources of campaign finance for progressive candidates, which comes from trial lawyers.
Dot B: presidential campaign contributions 2008 from Lawyers and Lobbyists:
Lawyers & Lobbyists
Obama, Barack $43,440,058
Clinton, Hillary $16,941,277
McCain, John $11,290,948
Dot C: President Obama does not want tort reform as part of the health care package.
Gee. This has been a tough one.