Obama Campaign Donations: The Finer Points

  • conservativej...

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    Jul 19, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    ** Obama demonized Wall Street bankers and they responded by closing their wallets. He also has called on wealthier Americans to pay more in taxes — hardly an inspiration to donate, his advisers concede. For some of his most liberal supporters, he has not done enough to promote stronger unions or tougher environmental laws.

    ** With an economy that hasn't recovered quickly enough for voters, he opted to accept whatever help he can find, giving the go-ahead for outside groups to raise and spend cash on his behalf. His top advisers now are helping the groups he once abhorred, but he sounds unhappy about it.

    ** "We had our best fundraising month yet, and we still fell about $35 million short," campaign chief operating officer Ann Marie Habershaw told supporters in an email that asked for as little as $3 to help. Or, as campaign manager Jim Messina put it: "We got beat."

    ** While campaigns need money to pay staff, finance travel and buy television ads, money alone does not win elections when both candidates are financially competitive.

    Piss running from the mouth of the Prez will get him his just deserts: "If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." - Barack Obama, July 13, 2012
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:41 AM GMT