Jul 11, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
A response to the whining over "buying elections".
SHOT: Obama campaign email yesterday from “Barack Obama,” with subject line, “I will be outspent”: “We're getting outraised -- a first for a sitting president, if this continues. Not just by the super PACs and outside groups that are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into misleading ads, but by our opponent and the Republican Party, which just outraised us for the second month in a row. We can win a race in which the other side spends more than we do. But not this much more. So I need your help. If you believe that regular people should decide elections, then please chip in $3 or more today. … Barack”
CHASER: President George Bush was outspent by $114,078,751 in 2004, per data from OpenSecrets.org: Bush/RNC: $727,891,693 … Kerry/DNC/America Coming Together: $841,970,444