Report: Obama outspends all his GOP rivals combined

posted at 1:20 pm on March 29, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Just in case Republicans need a reminder of the kind of organization the eventual GOP nominee will face in the general election this fall, the Associated Press reports today that, even without comparable travel expenses, Barack Obama has outspent all his GOP presidential rivals combined:

Obama, who faces no serious challenger for the Democratic nomination, has sunk his cash into an expansive brick-and-mortar operation with offices in nearly every state. His campaign has spent more than $135 million on operations through February, according to an Associated Press analysis of Federal Election Commission records. That’s about $3 million more than all his GOP challengers combined. …

A review of Obama’s balance sheets reveals a small army of paid staffers trying to help the Democratic president win a second term. Campaign filings list more than 330 paid staffers in Chicago and 200 more spread across the country – payroll costs that exceed $6.3 million during the last two months alone.

The numbers also suggest signs of stress.

Obama’s team has spent more than $7 million since January on fundraising-related expenses like postage, printing and telemarketing, in some cases to contact the same kind of low-dollar donors who supported Obama four years ago. The campaign also spent millions more on expenses like online advertising and consulting, which in some cases can be tied to fundraising.

With offices in nearly every state, the campaign also faces rising overhead. Through the first two months of the year, Obama spent approximately $1.1 million on computer equipment, $435,000 in rent and utilities, $305,000 on telephones, and $19,000 on office supplies, federal filings show.

Compare Obama’s more than 500 staffers with Mitt Romney’s 100, his $435,000 in rent to Romney’s $180,000 (or Rick Santorum’s $19,000) and it becomes apparent that Obama really has assembled a machine. Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock cited Romney’s campaign organization as a reason to support the former Massachusetts governor, and, in light of information about Obama’s campaign, that doesn’t ring hollow. All the correct arguments in the world won’t win an election if no apparatus is in place to disseminate them. Should the Supreme Court decide the Obamacare individual mandate is unconstitutional, the argument against Romney wanes, as his most vulnerable issue would be off the table. At that point, conservatives could be justified for finding themselves suddenly excited by Romney’s impressive prep work and obvious determination to be both the GOP nominee and the president.


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But Romney’s new house in California is much worse…

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

If his cash burn is already that high before the campaign has started in earnest that actually favors our side…

I’m not surprised that Obama’s campaign is bloated, huge, expensive and inefficient just like his government.

wildcat72 on March 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Domination.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Great.

Romney money advantage is gone come November.

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

We gotta get the money out of politics.

- Democrats

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

All his money can’t buy him a good answer to the question, “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?”

txmomof6 on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Domination.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Because after this “LAST” election our Emperor will be able to wield power more “flexibly”.

wildcat72 on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

How much taxpayers money has bho spent going to states to campaign? bho has been in campaign mode since his last election!
L

letget on March 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Waiting for libsquirrel4life to comment. He/she always has a comment about Romney’s campaign spending.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Great.

Romney money advantage is gone come November.

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Obama 2008: Super PACs are destroying democracy and are morally wrong, and the GOP is wrong to have them.

Obama 2012: Super PACs are super awesome, morally correct and the GOP is wrong to have them, so I have to have them.

#Fail.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Great.

Romney money advantage is gone come November.

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Ah, beat me to it. Priceless.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Remember, the GOP is the party of the rich. The GOP is the one that buys elections.

Red Cloud on March 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

But Romney’s new house in California is much worse…

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Looking forward to seeing the type of house the Obamas build once they’re booted out of the WH (and he gets his multi-million-dollar book advance). It’ll probably make Romney’s house look like the cardboard box Baraka’s Kenyan brother lives in.

AZCoyote on March 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

bash citizens united
(with their hands out asking for more $$$)

hypocrites

cmsinaz on March 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM

At that point, conservatives could be justified for finding themselves suddenly excited by Romney’s impressive prep work and obvious determination to be both the GOP nominee and the president.

The problem is Romney is relying entirely on money and money alone to defeat his much weaker GOP opponents. This strategy is not going to work against Obama unless Romney can outspend the Democrats and can drive Obama’s favorability ratings down, both of which I find unlikely. It’s great that Romney has an organization, but just throwing money at a problem isn’t going to solve anything, and I’ve seen nothing else from this campaign to indicate they have any other ideas about how to win.

Doomberg on March 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

+100

cmsinaz on March 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Domination.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:23 PM

This is HotAir not M4M.com or wherever you post your fantasies.

VibrioCocci on March 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock cited Romney’s campaign organization as a reason to support the former Massachusetts governor, and, in light of information about Obama’s campaign, that doesn’t ring hollow.

s/b true?

Should the Supreme Court decide the Obamacare individual mandate is unconstitutional, the argument against Romney wanes, as his most vulnerable issue would be off the table. At that point, conservatives could be justified for finding themselves suddenly excited by Romney’s impressive prep work and obvious determination to be both the GOP nominee and the president.

Huh? Why? If conservatives are unimpressed with Romney’s creds, then why on earth would we suddenly decided that his organization is worth being excited about? It’s been known from the get go that Romney ran a tight campaign.

I’m completely unexcited about Romney’s impressive prep work because IMHO it has consisted largely of networking and endorsing in order to have people endorse him and testify that he’s a “conservative,” rather than to spend any time the last the last few years thinking through conservative principles, the Constitution and the responsibilities and restrictions on government.

Defending the mandate as a “conservative principle” in December and his statement on minimum wage in January pretty much shot down the idea that he has a conservative ideological core.

INC on March 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM

So, libsquirrel4life, since your guy has outspent all the GOP candidates, why is he not up by 30% in the polls? That was your argument about Romney outspending the other GOP candidates. Care to comemnt?

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM

ergo the 100+fundraisers

*shaking the head*

the true campaigner-in-chief

cmsinaz on March 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Money is evil. except when it isn’t.

Scrappy on March 29, 2012 at 1:29 PM

A review of Obama’s balance sheets reveals a small army of paid staffers trying to help the Democratic president win a second term

So the Gaza phone bank is up & running already?

How many people does it take to turn off the security features on credit cards?

batterup on March 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM

batterup on March 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM

+1

cmsinaz on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Obama 2008: Super PACs are destroying democracy and are morally wrong, and the GOP is wrong to have them.

Obama 2012: Super PACs are super awesome, morally correct and the GOP is wrong to have them, so I have to have them.

#Fail.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

You want me to post everything Mr Etch-A-Sketch has been for before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

G

reat.

Romney money advantage is gone come November.

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Well, the money advantage may be gone before November. It depends on how the donations continue to go.

One thing I’ve read is that Romney has depended on a few large donors rather than many small ones. That’s been the MO of Dem campaigns.

I do agree that the carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak or street.

INC on March 29, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

You want me to post everything Mr Etch-A-Sketch has been for before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Losing the argument again……

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM

How ever did millionaire Bush beat billionaire John Kerry?

rhombus on March 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Lies, cover-ups, exaggerations and backtracks cost a lotta money.

stukinIL4now on March 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The problem is Romney is relying entirely on money and money alone to defeat his much weaker GOP opponents. This strategy is not going to work against Obama unless Romney can outspend the Democrats and can drive Obama’s favorability ratings down, both of which I find unlikely. It’s great that Romney has an organization, but just throwing money at a problem isn’t going to solve anything, and I’ve seen nothing else from this campaign to indicate they have any other ideas about how to win.

Doomberg on March 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Like ideas that conservatives could rally around.

Throwing money at the problem works fine sometimes in the corporate world. Not always in campaigns.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

One thing I’ve read is that Romney has depended on a few large donors rather than many small ones.

I’ve held off giving to anyone until after we have a nominee. Once that happens, this small donor will give to Romney.

rhombus on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Can he sell bonds to China, just in case he comes up a little short?

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

Non, he was against something morally before he was for it politically.

And was STRIDENTLY against it, as a moral issue that was – in his words – “destroying democracy.”

So I’m left to conclude that suddenly, Obama is OK with destroying democracy, just so as long as it’s him that’s doing the destroying.

You want me to post everything Mr Etch-A-Sketch has been for before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Your President has just demonstrated that he’s as much of an Etch-a-Sketch as any of his challengers.

The problem is that you’ve tried to position him as a principled leader.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Gee with no challenger and the fawning of the MSM plus the power of incumbency, why does Dear Liar feel the need to spend so much?

rbj on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

With Obama’s “math” it figures. Spend $20 in order to get $5 back.

GarandFan on March 29, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Great.

Romney money advantage is gone come November.

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Yep, your correct come November Mitt will be President Romney. Must not have thought your comment through, would you like to try again. Unless you live somewhere else, where they don’t hold elections in November.

DDay on March 29, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I’ve held off giving to anyone until after we have a nominee. Once that happens, this small donor will give to Romney.

rhombus on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Some, but the question remains how many?

INC on March 29, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Great.

Romney money advantage is gone come November.

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

There is no counter-battery for Obamacare…

It is a nuclear hand grenade that sticks to your fingers when you pull the pin…

And you pulled the pin when former-Speaker Mimi took that long walk with that big gavel…

Game, set, MATCH!!

Khun Joe on March 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Think of it this way…

Obama has been spending money hand over fist, has underperformed at fundraising, has no challenger, and STILL isn’t creating any real separation between himself and the Republican challengers.

If he blows his load early, he’ll have little for the last few months of the campaign even if George Soros and Doodad Pro get behind him.

teke184 on March 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

That doesn’t count the cost of operating Air Force One, its backup, 6 Air Force transports, and 2 Canadian-made buses that, as long as there is a shred of “official” business somewhere on the itinerary, we the taxpayers pay for, or the incalculable free coverage from the DNC/OFA press organs.

Steve Eggleston on March 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Well, there was that thing in the Democrat primary debates about individual mandates when Hillary was for them. You remember that, don’t you?

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

There is no counter-battery for Obamacare…

It is a nuclear hand grenade that sticks to your fingers when you pull the pin…

And you pulled the pin when former-Speaker Mimi took that long walk with that big gavel…

Game, set, MATCH!!

Khun Joe on March 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Mr Etch-a-Sketch wrote an op-ed recommending mandates on a national level.

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Gee with no challenger and the fawning of the MSM plus the power of incumbency, why does Dear Liar feel the need to spend so much?

rbj on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Because “destroying democracy,” in Obama’s words, is more important than adhering to his own declared principles.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM

At that point, conservatives could be justified for finding themselves suddenly excited by Romney

No chance in the world.

Romney will get nothing with the defeat of Obama Care. Romney showed he loved Government run health care. He would push for his plan at the State level for all States. He already has and with no nomination fight he would go back to it with his reset button.

Romney will always alienate the conservatives that are not Mormons blinded by their blind faith in other Mormons.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Mr Etch-a-Sketch wrote an op-ed recommending mandates on a national level.

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:41 PM

ABC News: Candidate Obama Opposed Individual Mandates

But then he signed a bill implementing one.

Leadership!

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Like ideas that conservatives could rally around.

Throwing money at the problem works fine sometimes in the corporate world. Not always in campaigns.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Yep, that’s what I see as Romney’s biggest problem. Palin had a grassroots movement that would have crawled over broken glass for her. Cain had 9-9-9. Perry had his jobs record and considerable Tea Party support. Newt was almost as good a communicator as Palin and had the big ideas and the track record of success as Speaker. Even Santorum has his brand of enthusiastic social conservatism.

All of aforementioned candidates had SOMETHING going for them in spite of their many other weaknesses. Romney’s got a base that is in total revolt against him, and he’s got… money. When running against an Obama, that just isn’t going to be enough. He is heading for the same kind of defeat McCain and Dole faced.

Doomberg on March 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

But Romney’s new house in California is much worse…

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Looking forward to seeing the type of house the Obamas build once they’re booted out of the WH (and he gets his multi-million-dollar book advance). It’ll probably make Romney’s house look like the cardboard box Baraka’s Kenyan brother lives in.

AZCoyote on March 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Google “Kailua Beach Real Estate”.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

You want me to post everything Mr Etch-A-Sketch has been for before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Sorta like closing Gitmo?

Scrappy on March 29, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Romney will always alienate the conservatives that are not Mormons blinded by their blind faith in other Mormons.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Nobody cares that he’s a Mormon except for those determined to care about it.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM

If his cash burn is already that high before the campaign has started in earnest that actually favors our side…

I’m not surprised that Obama’s campaign is bloated, huge, expensive and inefficient just like his government.

wildcat72 on March 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Burn, baby, burn. Burn on staff, rent and fundraising til you have nothing left to spend on ads in October and November.

talkingpoints on March 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

How ever did millionaire Bush beat billionaire John Kerry?

rhombus on March 29, 2012 at 1:34 PM

1. Swift Vote Veterans for Truth.

2. Dan Rather.

3. The Low IQ of Bush’s “opponent”.

4. Michael Moore sitting side-by-side with Jimmy Carter in the V.I.P. box at the 2004 Democrat Convention in Boston.

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

You want me to post everything Mr Etch-A-Sketch has been for before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Yes.

NotCoach on March 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

So liberal4life, are you now done trying to contend that your President is a principled and steadfast leader?

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

You want me to post everything Mr Etch-A-Sketch has been for before he was against?

libtard4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Not necessary. Just give a detailed explanation of why the thought of Romney as the GOP nominee makes a ‘tard like you and the rest of the Left so nervous? It might prove illuminating to the rest of the ABR misfits.

cicerone on March 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Nobody cares that he’s a Mormon except for those determined to care about it.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Indeed.

His being Mormon is the last thing about Romney I have a problem with.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Umm, last I looked the Republican primary isn’t over yet, so Republicans are spending most of their money trying to win that one first.

Once we have a nominee, donor purses will open completely. The candidate will have money to spend. He will pour money into the type of national organization needed to prevail against Barack Obama. The big spending starts in the general.

I’m already getting bored with these pseudo-scary Obama fundraising/organizational prowess stories, designed to frighten insecure, easily frightened Republicans. That story is one big Democrat talking point, and means nothing. As far as I’m concerned it shows how scared they are.

Mr. Arkadin on March 29, 2012 at 1:51 PM

It is a nuclear hand grenade that sticks to your fingers when you pull the pin…

Khun Joe on March 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM

That sounds about right. Except that the nuclear hand grenade doesn’t actually work because it is physically impossible. So it sounds about right that Obumbler would invest in failed technology that ultimately bites him in the a$$.

NotCoach on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Defending the mandate as a “conservative principle” in December and his statement on minimum wage in January pretty much shot down the idea that he has a conservative ideological core.

INC on March 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM

As did eliminating charitable deductions for the top 1% that mostly fund most charitable organizations.

He must hate GOD with a vengeance. Why I detest Romney the most. He obviously is Mormon only for Political, tradition and marital reasons.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Resistance=Futility.

Think 2016.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

He must hate GOD with a vengeance. Why I detest Romney the most. He obviously is Mormon only for Political, tradition and marital reasons.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

You are obviously super qualified to judge his reasons for being Mormon./

Kristamatic on March 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Maybe she went to spec. for a place on the mountain.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Think 2016.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

We’ll win then, too.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Breaking News: Democrats spend more money on everything.

portlandon on March 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Moochers are just dumb sheep.

Pitchfork all the looters, lest they distroy you.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

The carpet-bombing will no longer be a one way streak.

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Such violent, eliminationist rhetoric.

lorien1973 on March 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM

destroy…you first, dumb Kenny.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM

How? All his “supporters” green businesses have BK’d?

2Tru2Tru on March 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Democrats will return fire with fire

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:24 PM

You can’t even win a speeling duel.

We’re prepared for your kind.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Heh, spelling :)

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

So, like Obama, you also support Rendition?

batterup on March 29, 2012 at 1:58 PM

You are obviously super qualified to judge his reasons for being Mormon./

Kristamatic on March 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Yes only been one for almost 59 years.

Mitt is second only to Harry Reid for setting the record for the worst Mormon not excommunicated in the church.

850 Rabbis actually petitioned the church to sanction him because of what Mitt did to the Jewish church in Mass.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Resistance=Futility.

Think 2016.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Being part of the Borg won’t get you a date – even by 2016

batterup on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

liberal4life, your cases are piling up. Your boss is documenting you. Your ‘professional’ demise is near, you cheater.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Romney’s got a base that is in total revolt against him, and he’s got… money. When running against an Obama, that just isn’t going to be enough. He is heading for the same kind of defeat McCain and Dole faced.Doomberg on March 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I doubt it. In McCain’s case, no one really knew how bad Obama was going to be, because he had no track record. Now, he does and they do. The election needs to be about Obama, not hurt feelings.

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Think 2016.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

We’ll win then, too.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Unless we run Jeb.

Buckshot Bill on March 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM

It would be great to see the Obama campaign lose the election on Nov 6th and to see their campaign war chest sitting with $500 million in debt on Nov 7th.

Dasher on March 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Are you saying Obama was for something before he was against?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

He is Messiah Etch-A-Sketch.

Romney is 2nd in line.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Obama needs more money. Assassinating the United States Constitution isn’t as easy as it looks.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Obama outspends all his GOP rivals combined

Yeah, I had assumed that.

Oooooooh, you’re talking about campaign spending. Can he still blame Bush for that?

rwenger43 on March 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Breaking News: Democrats spend more money on everything.

portlandon on March 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

But still less than Mitt in Mass.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Resistance=Futility.

Think 2016.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Obama 2012: DEFEND THE STATUS QUO

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

…because we all know the definition of a good candidate who is best for this country is defined by how much of our money they can spend.

Last week I had a low key argument with one of these obamabot paid staffers whores. He tried and tried to convince me to support zero being that I’m independent, but he gave up eventually, frustrated with my statement that I wouldn’t care if the sonofabiotch spends a trillion dollars on his campaign, it would not erase the fact that he’s an anti American marxist scumbag that should be living in some other country with a target on his back instead of running for re-election for any office in America.

I’m quite sure I’m on someone’s sh!t list now.

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

But still less than Mitt in Mass.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Not by much

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Here we go……just like clockwork…..it’s the EVIL BIG OIL COMPANIES.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/4-gas-no-justification-high-prices-says-fmr-160209651.html

The DOTUS and his pawns in the whoredog media at it again.

Have you ever noticed it’s NEVER WASHINGTON’S FAULT?

PappyD61 on March 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I’m quite sure I’m on someone’s sh!t list now.

Wolfmoon on March 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

The hotair ladies temperance society will be after you for sure.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

“From Diapers to Depends” — Obama 2012

“Divide and Subjugate” — Obama 2012

“Divide and Enslave” — Obama 2012

“Divide and Entertain” — Obama 2012

after he said this.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Romney’s got a base that is in total revolt against him, and he’s got… money. When running against an Obama, that just isn’t going to be enough. He is heading for the same kind of defeat McCain and Dole faced.Doomberg on March 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I doubt it. In McCain’s case, no one really knew how bad Obama was going to be, because he had no track record. Now, he does and they do. The election needs to be about Obama, not hurt feelings.

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

What are your excuses for the other Establishment candidates that lost since Regan.

Ford, Dole, GHW Buch became Establishment and lost second term against the unknown Jimmy Carter worst President in the 20th Centruy.

I mean an Establishment Candidate could not even beat an Impeached Bill Clinton.

Regan set the three leg standard and it has held ever since.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

850 Rabbis actually petitioned the church to sanction him because of what Mitt did to the Jewish church in Mass.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Jewish Synagogue. But thanks for the info.

DDay on March 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Here we go……just like clockwork…..it’s the EVIL BIG OIL COMPANIES.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/4-gas-no-justification-high-prices-says-fmr-160209651.html

The DOTUS and his pawns in the whoredog media at it again.

Have you ever noticed it’s NEVER WASHINGTON’S FAULT?

PappyD61 on March 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Yes a bill was passed yesterday to make it even easier to raise gasoline prices by derivative trading.

Yes the Establishment Republicans and Democrats worked together to make it even easier for investors to artificially inflate Gasoline and all other commodity prices.

You can blame Obama if you want and he is partially to blame but that blame is shared by Establishment Republicans like Mitt Romney, John Banyard, McCain etc.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Don’t worry they’ll stop pretending to support Romney, after he loses in November. Just like McCain, etc. Then they’ll say “Next time, we won’t let the media/establishment choose our nominee!!!” Then in 2016 they’ll say you have to vote for Jeb against Hillary/Bayh or the world will end.

Buckshot Bill on March 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Think of the 18+ NASCAR Races I’ll be going to here in CT. this season. But I still need a Date!

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I mean an Establishment Candidate could not even beat an Impeached Bill Clinton.

Regan set the three leg standard and it has held ever since.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Clinton was impeached after he beat Dole.

But I get your point.

Bitter Clinger on March 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

What did he do?

INC on March 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Why is it a surprise that Obama outspends all of his politcal rivals combined. After all, Obama has added more debt than ALL Presidents from george Washington to Bill Clinton…COMBINED!

easyt65 on March 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I forgot, 2016 will be Hillary’s turn. I’d move if I was a Real American!

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I forgot, 2016 will be Hillary’s turn. I’d move if I was a Real American!

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Saved for posterity.

Good Lt on March 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Convincing customers to buy a used turd is an expensive proposition.

Pork-Chop on March 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

At that point, conservatives could be justified for finding themselves suddenly excited by Romney’s impressive prep work and obvious determination to be both the GOP nominee and the president.

Great. So we’re now supposed to be excited by prep work and personal ambition?

We’re freakin’ doomed.

Just Sayin on March 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Convincing customers to buy a used turd is an expensive proposition.

Pork-Chop on March 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Just ask Romney/McCain/Dole/Bush/Ford.

Buckshot Bill on March 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Well this is certainly shocking that a single candidate who is also sitting POTUS (and is using taxpayer money to extort campaign contributions) is currently raising more money than Republican candidates during primary season.

Shocking, indeed.

It’s not like people are waiting to see who the actual nominee will be, and generally don’t get involved in the tedious primaries.

Too funny, just like the pre-nominee poll results that the libs use to ease their worries.

Say what you will about Romney’s politics, the guy has a great fundraising organization within his campaign.

Much ado about nothing.

reaganaut on March 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

What did he do?

INC on March 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I know he had issues with kosher meals for retirement homes.

DDay on March 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

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