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Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Billion-Dollar Candidate Bellies Up To The Fundraising Buffet Table

When you aspire to be the billion-dollar candidate, turning off the security features on your credit card operation just isn't going to do the job.  You need big money donors to show you the money.

And so it is for the most historic fundraiser ever, someone who preached the necessity of federal campaign regulation but was the first major party candidate to bow out of federal funding since it was instituted.  A complete fundraising phony.

The more things "change," the more they remain the same.  Via The Independent:

Taking out insurance in case he is unable to generate the same grassroots enthusiasm among young voters and small political donors as he did in 2008, President Barack Obama is set to launch his re-election bid with a coast-to-coast tour of big money Democratic fundraisers.

The Obama campaign is expected to fire the starting gun of the presidential race this week – filing papers with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as early as today – and then hit the circuit for what is expected to be the most expensive election in history....

For the past few weeks, Jim Messina, the Obama campaign manager, and Patrick Gaspard, the executive director of the Democratic party, have been criss-crossing the country meeting frustrated donors, hoping to re-energise them. Major donors are being set a target of raising $350,000 apiece.

Mr Obama is already slated to appear at party fundraising events this month in Chicago, New York, LA and San Francisco. Filing formal election papers with the FEC means that money from those events can now be split between the party and the President's re-election campaign.
All that stuff about Obama's fundraising being driven by small donors? It wasn't true in 2008, and it will not be true in 2012.

It's just another one of his fairy tales.

Are we allowed to say that?

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  1. "And so it is for the most historic fundraiser ever, someone who preached the necessity of federal campaign regulation but was the first major party candidate to bow out of federal funding since it was instituted. A complete fundraising phony."

    Don't hold back!!! Oh, yeah. This "historic" POTUS is a COMPLETE phony.

    Keep telling the truth, remind everyone about this phony. Let's hope he will suffer a defeat of historic proportions, too.

  2. What about that Governor Walker of Wisconsin being a lackey of those wealthy Koch Brothers? He is so owned by them! Don't forget them! Unless, large donations are alright for wealthy Democrats and Socialist, but not alright for wealthy conservatives and Republicans.

    Don't forget that candidate Obama promised to use public campaign money, and he broke his promise while McCain kept his. McCain set records for collecting campaign donations, it is just that Obama collected more. Will the security features be active on his web site this year?

  3. Well, with the billions and billions of dollars he has shoveled into the pockets of big business and big banks, he's probably expecting quite a bit of quid for that pro quo.

  4. Obama recently met with 12 Silicon Valley executives (Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Oracle, Google, Cisco, Apple, Yahoo, Genentech, the pres. of Stanford U., and some venture capitalists) here in California back in February. So our Silicon Valley "elite" are already putting big money into his campaign.

    However, don't get too disheartened about the $1 billion war chest that Obama will use trying to get re-elected. Meg Whitman here in California outspent Jerry Brown, and she lost. So big money doesn't necessarily mean a win for Obama.

  5. The eventual GOP nominee should throw the following question from Ronald Reagan to the American People as an albatross on Obama's neck: "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?"

    When the average Joe Sixpack answers that question honestly, the rope gets tighter and tighter. There is no billion-dollar price tag that will save Obama from his doom.

    Those Silicon Valley Obamatrons should see the writing on the wall.

  6. "It's just another one of his fairy tales."

    "Are we allowed to say that?"

    NO. That's pixieist.