Breaking: Romney/RNC outraises Obama/DNC by nearly $17 million in May

posted at 11:01 am on June 7, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

First, the good news for the Obama campaign — they improved on a relatively poor showing in April’s fundraising numbers.  Earlier today, Team O and the DNC announced that they had jointly raised $60 million in May, up from the previous month’s $43.6 million:

President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have raised a combined $60 million in May for his re-election effort.

The totals helped the president exceed his fundraising haul in April, when his campaign and his party raised $43.6 million. That was slightly more than his presumed challenger in the November election, Mitt Romney, and the Republican Party, which raised about $40 million during the month.

So far, though, there isn’t any indication of their cash on hand.  Obama has gone on a fundraising tear, which racks up the costs and burns through the donations.  The cost of raising all that cash, advertising, and organizing will be seen in the burn rate.

And now the bad news for Team O.  According to a news release from the Mitt Romney campaign, the Romney/RNC partnership outraised Obama by nearly $17 million in its first full month of operation:

Today, Romney for President, Romney Victory, and the Republican National Committee announced fundraising totals of over $76.8 million in May. The campaign and RNC have $107 million cash on hand.

Announcing the numbers, Romney Victory National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick said, “We are encouraged by the financial support from a broad range of voters. To them, whether they are Republican, Democrat, Independent, a first time political donor, or a former Obama donor, this is not just a campaign; it’s an opportunity for the country. It is clear that people aren’t willing to buy into ‘hope & change’ again. Voters are making an investment because they believe that it will benefit the country.”

“Our strong fundraising is a sign that Americans are tired of President Obama’s broken promises and want a change of direction in the White House,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. “We will continue the hard work of raising the resources to defeat President Obama so that we can elect Mitt Romney and Republicans up and down the ballot to get our country on the right track again.”

FAST FACTS About Romney For President, Romney Victory, and RNC Fundraising:

  • Over $76.8 Million Raised In May
  • 93% Of All Donations Received In May Were $250 Or Less
  • $12 Million Raised By Donations Under $250 In May
  • 297,442 Donations Received Under $250 In May
  • $107 Million Cash On Hand
  • Contributions Received From All 50 States And Washington, D.C.

They already have $107 million cash on hand?  That’s pretty impressive from a combined $116.8 million in fundraising since Romney shed his primary competition for good.  That seems to indicate a very efficient fundraising operation, one that will present a big challenge to Team Obama.  At the very least, it’s clear that Romney will compete directly with Obama on campaign funding, even apart from the super-PACs that will be engaging in this election.

 


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This just in: Obama calls for public financing!

Finbar on June 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

3.5 year losing streak continues…

hillsoftx on June 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM

It’s so nice not to be hobbled by the John McCain financing deadweight.

KingGold on June 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Excellent!

OldEnglish on June 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Without Sarah Wintour and Anna Jessica Parker?! That’s umpossible!

Marcus on June 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

HOLY SMOKES!

gophergirl on June 7, 2012 at 11:06 AM

They already have $107 million cash on hand? That’s pretty impressive from a combined $116.8 million in fundraising since Romney shed his primary competition for good.

Lotsa dollars were sitting on the sidelines while the primary was active.

Robert_Paulson on June 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Heck, yeah!

Go Mitt!

I contributed a small part to that total, I’m happy to say.

The Romney campaign is getting stronger, week by week. I’m liking what I’m seeing.

We must get rid of Obama.

bluegill on June 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

As I pointed out in the headline thread, this only counts O’s joint fundraising with the DNC. What about his joint fundraising with the New Party?

CNH_320 on June 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

And just think about the disadvantage Romney has. He only takes donations from 50 states, while Obama takes donations from 57 states.

MeAlice on June 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Yes! The next thing you know, Obama’s people will be whining about being outspent 7 to 1.

TarheelBen on June 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Go mitt

cmsinaz on June 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

So nice to see the tables turning.

stukinIL4now on June 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Gee, I wonder if standing up to the Media had any influence at all on those numbers?

jaydee_007 on June 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I’d love to see Obama’s “burn rate”. I expect that it’s pretty high, since he already loves to live beyond our means.

AubieJon on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

As I pointed out in the headline thread, this only counts O’s joint fundraising with the DNC. What about his joint fundraising with the New Party?
CNH_320 on June 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Excellent question. We’ll have to wait for Kaczynski to dig up the details.

bluegill on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Was thinking the same thing finbar

cmsinaz on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Good news to a degree, but expect a major major surge of donations to Obama as he gets his people fired up about the race. It’s true that money will be the key to victory. We need to spread the word about how critical it is that we all donate.
Donate$

anotherJoe on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Soon 0 will be raising 0, as this will be his last campaign either way. 0 has had the US taxpayers financing his campaign whether we want to or not. At least Rmoney™ is doing it without our help, right? Does Rmoney™ have Secret Service protection yet?

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

…where is the offshore money…or is that a month or two from now?

KOOLAID2 on June 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Expect the media to now put out stories on how there’s too much money in politics just like when Romney fights back there will be nonstop stories how the ads are getting nasty.

gsherin on June 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

The really great news is that The Won is going to keep all of that money for protecting his own job. Forget about supporting those further down the ticket. After all, it’s always been about him!

If the GOPhers can play it right, they might hit the trifecta on Nov 6th in a real big way. Hoping, but not too optimistic about that since the RCCC and RSNC are such bunglers!

Bob in VA on June 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Yes! The next thing you know, Obama’s people will be whining about being outspent 7 to 1.

TarheelBen on June 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I’m still trying to find out where this actually happened…you know…in the real world:

State Journal story overstated contributions

Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_48904bd2-ab7f-11e1-90d7-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1x4pHrEsL

The newspaper and GAB are continuing to investigate how the problem occurred. But excluding all duplicate records — including those that may have been entered intentionally — the total raised by all committees between Jan. 1, 2011, and April 23, 2012, comes to at least $77.1 million.

The newspaper’s original report put that figure at $86.8 million, with the bulk of that money split almost evenly between the two parties. The amended total shows a similar split: Democratic candidates and Democratic-leaning groups raised at least $35 million over that period while Republican candidates and GOP-leaning groups raised at least $36.9 million. (The rest was raised by nonpartisan or third-party groups or the party affiliation was unknown.)

Baxter Greene on June 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

very efficient fundraising operation

Might it be … sterling?

LetsBfrank on June 7, 2012 at 11:13 AM

He’s lost small donors and Wall Street. As soon as Obama becomes “uncool,” Hollywood will dry up for him, too. Hollywood loathes a loser, and can’t bear to be mocked. The supercilious Anna Wintour may have been a bridge too far.

de rigueur on June 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM

but expect a major major surge of donations to Obama as he gets his people fired up about the race

It’s a little hard to get people fired up now when you’ve been running a perpetual campaign since 2007.

On top of that, Wall Street is shunning him and the small donors who were his bread-and-butter in 2008 have pretty much walked away because this wasn’t the “hope and change” they were expecting.

teke184 on June 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM

It’s almost as though Romney has some kind of experience raising money in an efficient and effective manner. Like maybe he’s had a job other than community organizing and actually learned some valuable skills during a life of successful endeavor. Who’d have thought the private sector could teach us something? Wow! /sarc

I think every bit as informative as the debate policy differences will be the differences exhibited in skills, managerial talent and communications effectiveness between the political-machine-coddled Bambi and a man who earned his way to the pinnacle of business through smarts and hard work. Have at it, boys.

SoRight on June 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Good news to a degree, but expect a major major surge of donations to Obama as he gets his people fired up about the race. It’s true that money will be the key to victory. We need to spread the word about how critical it is that we all donate.
Donate$

anotherJoe on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I beg to differ, money is not the bee all and end all of politics.

Two initiatives were outspent by huge margins in Washington State, one for Gun Control, the other for a State Income Tax. Both were ratios of 10 to 1 or more but both went down to Resounding Defeat (66 to 32 for the Income Tax and 71 to 28 for the Gun Control)

When people know the facts before the spending begins, it’s not the money, it’s the people that count.

And Romney has the Tea Party if he’ll just extend a hand to them. As it is the Tea Party is focused on the ground game for the Senate and keeping the House right now.

So while money is a factor, people do not simply sway in the wind waiting for the Money to Dictate their choice.

jaydee_007 on June 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

$ = Victory

WordsMatter on June 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

The really great news is that The Won is going to keep all of that money for protecting his own job.

Bob in VA on June 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I’ve wondered if he isn’t doing this to secure his retirement and raise funds for the Precedential Library, while he enjoys the advantages of the office. Even the Gang That Couldn’t Campaign can see that nothing is going to go their way this election year.

de rigueur on June 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM

My guess is that just watching the campaign becoming the ‘non-McCain campaign’ has contributed to the opening of some wallets !
I know it’s inspired THIS household, and that’s really saying something !

pambi on June 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Obama raising hundreds of millions more than McCain was a “sign of the people wanting change”……

Candidate (Party) Amount raised Amount spent Votes Average spent

per vote
Barack Obama (D) $778,642,962 $760,370,195 69,498,215 $10.94
John McCain (R) $383,913,834 $358,008,447 59,948,240 $5.97

…now democrats are whining “the Republicans are buying the election”…..

liberals have become so pathetic.

Baxter Greene on June 7, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Yes and they are whining about being outspent in Wisconsin. They bragged about raising a billion dollars last year, did they think the Republicans would fold?

cartooner on June 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Though this is encouraging from a GOP support perspective; I am not certain one can put a dollar value on the adoring and compliant media “0″ has.

Droopy on June 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Get ready for the whining of “buying elections.”

MeatHeadinCA on June 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Maybe if Big O got little more explicit regarding Michelle’s sexual exercise prowess, he could stir up the masses and get a few bucks in his garter???

Jus’Sayin’

SayNo2-O on June 7, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I’d love to see Obama’s “burn rate”. I expect that it’s pretty high, since he already loves to live beyond our means.

AubieJon on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I also imagine it’s pretty high. His idea of the perect government is a fat, bloated, inefficient beast … why would his campaign be any different? Especially since it’s had the past three years to gorge itself.

Lost in Jersey on June 7, 2012 at 11:21 AM

If Mitt keeps it near par on funding, the election wont be close.

Zaggs on June 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM

So while money is a factor, people do not simply sway in the wind waiting for the Money to Dictate their choice.

jaydee_007 on June 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Sorry, but $$ is as important as almost anything in politics. Silly to pretend otherwise. We want to win, and tv ads are awfully expensive. I want Romney to be able to dominate the swing state airwaves in the weeks leading up to election.

bluegill on June 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

It’s a forgone conclusion that Obama has already lost the election.

John the Libertarian on June 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

(D)id they think the Republicans would fold?

cartooner on June 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Yes. Yes, they did.

Fallon on June 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The more money….the more corruption and I’m sick of all of it.

So Ed, are you saying it’s come down to this….whomever brings in the most money gets to be POTUS?

Well then, so much for flyover country….and us bible thumping, gun touting, pinching pennies Americans.
I guess those of us who can’t afford to donate in “bundles” won’t be able to have our voices heard, let alone win anything…..ya know, just like in Wisconsin.

tencole on June 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

This just in: Obama calls for public financing!

what goes around comes around

gerrym51 on June 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Awesome news! I donated to Romney this month- and I’ve never given any candidate any money ever. This election is really different and incredibly important. Hopefully Romney will trounce Odummy in June too!

ArtVandelay on June 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Mitt’s raising the big bucks while Obama’s horsing around with Sarah Jessica Parker.

TXUS on June 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

It’s almost as though Romney has some kind of experience raising money in an efficient and effective manner. Like maybe he’s had a job other than community organizing and actually learned some valuable skills during a life of successful endeavor. Who’d have thought the private sector could teach us something? Wow! /sarc

I think every bit as informative as the debate policy differences will be the differences exhibited in skills, managerial talent and communications effectiveness between the political-machine-coddled Bambi and a man who earned his way to the pinnacle of business through smarts and hard work. Have at it, boys.

SoRight on June 7, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Totally agree. Dynamic Competence VS. Total Incompetence to the 10th power. We could do a lot worse than Mitt Romney.

Another ginormous plus is his family. He has the perfect family to compete with the current Holiday card first family.

LetsBfrank on June 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

It’s a forgone conclusion that Obama has already lost the election.

John the Libertarian on June 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

I agree. I just hope Romney picks a decent running mate to really gin up the base.

Punchenko on June 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

So far, though, there isn’t any indication of their cash on hand. Obama has gone on a fundraising tear, which racks up the costs and burns through the donations. The cost of raising all that cash, advertising, and organizing will be seen in the burn rate.

Ed Morrisey

That’s not Obama cash burning you’re smelling, that’s Obama’s “choom” smoke….

Cavalry on June 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Yes and they are whining about being outspent in Wisconsin…
cartooner on June 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

They also whined about out-of-state money. Do you think they will renounce accepting foreign money?

Droopy on June 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

did they think the Republicans would fold?

cartooner on June 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

It sure sounds like it with all the reminiscing from Obama and his surrogates about the good old days of the McCain Campaign. I’ll reiterate what I said in another thread this morning. Where the hell have these people been the last couple years? Did they miss the Tea Party rallies? Were they sleepwalking through the town halls? Do they think the 2010 midterms never happened? What about Scott Brown? The Anthony Weiner seat? The primary losses by Lugar, Bennett, and Murkowski? And now the Scott Walker recall?

Do they still not get it after all of that?

Doughboy on June 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

This money that Republicans are raising is frightening! I fear for democracy!

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I guess Urkel’s gonna have to hit up Jon Bone Jokey, George Looney Tunes & friends, and Dr. Evil Soros for more dough, eh?

Maybe Sarah Jessica Barker will pony up more (sorry, couldn’t resist)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Do they still not get it after all of that?

Doughboy on June 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The big money boys do get it, hence Obama’s lagging fundraising efforts and having to resort to “lottery” fundraisers with a C list actress and a devil wearing Prada.

TXUS on June 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Maybe if Big O got little more explicit regarding Michelle’s sexual exercise prowess, he could stir up the masses and get a few bucks in his garter???

Funny. Apparently he’s not beyond scraping the gutter for green. And I expect he’d don a garter, too. Not much left after MTV, slow jaming, The Biggest Loser, and hosting a 4-year reality show from the White House.

LetsBfrank on June 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Heh

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

It sure sounds like it with all the reminiscing from Obama and his surrogates about the good old days of the McCain Campaign. I’ll reiterate what I said in another thread this morning. Where the hell have these people been the last couple years? Did they miss the Tea Party rallies? Were they sleepwalking through the town halls? Do they think the 2010 midterms never happened? What about Scott Brown? The Anthony Weiner seat? The primary losses by Lugar, Bennett, and Murkowski? And now the Scott Walker recall?

Do they still not get it after all of that?

Doughboy on June 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Denial is a terrible thing.

Plus, these clowns plus their enablers in the media just listen to each other. It’s like the old joke “no one I knew voted for Nixon, how’d he get elected?”

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

This and overturning Obamacare will start a war against the SPOTUS that Obama will not win. We might have this thing wrapped up until Biden comes down with carpal tunnel or something so Hillary steps in against Bill’s wishes.

Wagthatdog on June 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Obama’s looking for his “fair share”.

vcferlita on June 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

…Where the hell have these people been the last couple years? Did they miss the Tea Party rallies? Were they sleepwalking through the town halls? Do they think the 2010 midterms never happened?…

Doughboy on June 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Well, when you get your news from People magazine and Jon Stewart…

Droopy on June 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I recall in 2008, the media ranted and raved and crowed every month about Obama’s fundraising. I wonder how they will report this? They will report it, if they decide to try and paint Obama as the “underdog,” or to accuse Romney of trying to buy the election with “special interest” money.

TarheelBen on June 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Heh

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Look at you, posting tunes before lunch. ; )

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Look at you, posting tunes before lunch. ; )

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

“We’re all fat cats now” — Bmore :)

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Look at you, posting tunes before lunch. ; )

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Only socialists/communists go with the grain.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Anyone know how many unique donors or maybe first-time donors? Wasn’t Obama always touting information like that during the 2008 election?

kerrhome on June 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

This just in: Obama calls for public financing!

It’s Obama’s turn to use public financing.

Mitt can pass on these limits, thank you.

WhatNot on June 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Only socialists/communists go with the grain.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Never work on, or paint, wood with Schadenfreude

cozmo on June 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

You guys will not believe this:

Just tried to drive to work and all entry/exit points to my neighborhood are blocked off by sheriffs. Obama’s going by at some point from his fundraisers in LA. They said it could be 4 to 5 HOURS. We had no warning whatsoever.

Here’s the best part- I live in an upscale predominantly black neighborhood – and people are PISSED. Not that he doesn’t have all their votes locked up, but it’s hilarious to watch about 20 car lengths of black people cursing out Obama.

Well worth being stuck for a while!

Chuck Schick on June 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Heh

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Nice.

Might want to tee up “Waterloo” while you’re at it.

I would, but I’m still dealin’ with this fancy linky stuff :)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Rot Ro! Darn those Koch brothers. Expect that from now on dear leader will be incurring a lot more official business on his travels.

Kissmygrits on June 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Might want to tee up “Waterloo” while you’re at it.

I would, but I’m still dealin’ with this fancy linky stuff :)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

That was last Tuesday night.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Chuck Schick on June 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

So you can’t go to work?

No wonder people are pissed!

gophergirl on June 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Up next: Soros-funded trolls tell us how evil money in politics is.

CurtZHP on June 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

This Romney character seems to be running his operation almost as if he had years of experience running a large successful business enterprise. Huh.

When you consider that Obama has access to Airforce One on the taxpayer dime to go to all these fundraisers, the gap grows even larger.

** Now that it appears the public sector unions will become increasingly neutered and Obama has already shown he is too selfish to care, I can’t see them giving what little money they have left to him for 2012.

Romney by a lot in 2012.

mitchellvii on June 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Does Rmoney™ have Secret Service protection yet?

Bmore on June 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

He’s had secret service from the time he was one of the front runners. He didn’t want it, he had his own, but he had to take it.

This money that Republicans are raising is frightening! I fear for democracy!
NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

You don’t know Romney if you think he would stand for any hanky panky with the money raised. You need to look at his job as Gov – no one can come up with the hint of scandal. They are trying their best but he is squeaky clean. When he was head of the Olympics he cut out dinners for meetings, pizza was ordered in, and they had to get their own drinks down the hall and pay for them.
He took $1.00 from both jobs.
So try and make a big deal out of that. He is careful with his money and he respects the money that people have donated and he would do the same with the people’s taxes. He surrounds himself with people who also respect the money donated.
I also have donated to his candidacy.

Romney Rocks!

Bambi on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

So you can’t go to work?

No wonder people are pissed!

gophergirl on June 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

No one can go to work. It’s surreal.

Chuck Schick on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Never work on, or paint, wood with Schadenfreude

cozmo on June 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I like wood products but not one of my hobbies/interests. I leave it up to the ones with real talent. However, thanks for the smiles.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

No one can go to work. It’s surreal.

Chuck Schick on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

That’s insane. Of course it’s Obama so I’m not surprised.

gophergirl on June 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Obama raising hundreds of millions more than McCain was a “sign of the people wanting change”……

Candidate (Party) Amount raised Amount spent Votes Average spent

per vote
Barack Obama (D) $778,642,962 $760,370,195 69,498,215 $10.94
John McCain (R) $383,913,834 $358,008,447 59,948,240 $5.97

…now democrats are whining “the Republicans are buying the election”…..

liberals have become have always been so pathetic.

Baxter Greene on June 7, 2012 at 11:18 AM

FIFM

GrannyDee on June 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I would, but I’m still dealin’ with this fancy linky stuff :)

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 7, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Flora Duh compiled this.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Up next: Soros-funded trolls tell us how evil money in politics is.

CurtZHP on June 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM

It’s frightening!! The only way to save us from this evil is to force all businesses to unionize, and then force all employees to contribute to Democratic campaigns! How else can we possibly preserve liberty?!?

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Obama relied on big money last time, told a yarn about “small donors” and now has no credibility to point out that our Democracy is for sale to the highest bidder. Again, weirdly, you all think the dude is a communist.

libfreeordie on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Who didn’t donate in here? Com’om tight wads, send 50 bucks.

rubberneck on June 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

BTW, when has obama done any work for the tax payers? He is never in his office, and don’t tell me about the office goes with him, he never does anything.

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2012/06/06/a-flock-of-flunkies/

Bambi on June 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Bambi on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Money is scary…I think SCOTUS make a pact with Satan when they ruled on Citizens United…

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

No one can go to work. It’s surreal.

Chuck Schick on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

That could be one of Mitt’s lines.

LetsBfrank on June 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Money is scary…

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Then give all of yours to me and live fear free.

cozmo on June 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM

This just in: Obama calls for public financing!

Finbar on June 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Heh, Soros, Buffet, Hollywood, bankers, jet-owners, heh, the salt tastes soooo goood.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Then give all of yours to me and live fear free.

cozmo on June 7, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Only if you are a certified union thug. Let me see your ID.

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Obama relied on big money last time, told a yarn about “small donors” and now has no credibility to point out that our Democracy is for sale to the highest bidder. Again, weirdly, you all think the dude is a communist.

libfreeordie on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

He is. He just needs more time with eliminating elections.

Bitter Clinger on June 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Again, weirdly, you all think the dude is a communist.

libfreeordie on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Chuck Schick on June 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Obama relied on big money last time, told a yarn about “small donors” and now has no credibility to point out that our Democracy is for sale to the highest bidder.

libfreeordie on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

So far, I said to myself “wow, libfreeordie is pretty objective today”.

Again, weirdly, you all think the dude is a communist.

Then you blew it. Sure, it’s socialism…but these days the two have merged. The D party of Kennedy is no more. He cries in his grave.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Only if you are a certified union thug. Let me see your ID.

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Dangit! Never been one of those, ever.

Live in fear then. I was only tryin’ to halp you out.e

cozmo on June 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I’m not sure he had to go far to make that deal!

But don’t paint Romney with that brush! There is nothing in his life that doesn’t scream – ethics, morals, honesty!

Bambi on June 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

This money that Republicans are raising is frightening! I fear for democracy!
NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

You don’t know Romney if you think he would stand for any hanky panky with the money raised. You need to look at his job as Gov – no one can come up with the hint of scandal. They are trying their best but he is squeaky clean. When he was head of the Olympics he cut out dinners for meetings, pizza was ordered in, and they had to get their own drinks down the hall and pay for them.
He took $1.00 from both jobs.
So try and make a big deal out of that. He is careful with his money and he respects the money that people have donated and he would do the same with the people’s taxes. He surrounds himself with people who also respect the money donated.
I also have donated to his candidacy.

Romney Rocks!

Bambi on June 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Really? Didn’t know that. Must admit, I’m impressed.

Of course, the Libtards no doubt scream and yell that’s only because Mr. Romney is a “ga-zillionaire,” or some such nonsense.

GrannyDee on June 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Again, weirdly, you all think the dude is a communist.

libfreeordie on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Socialist, get it right

0bama isn’t good enough to be a communist.

cozmo on June 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Obama relied on big money last time, told a yarn about “small donors” and now has no credibility to point out that our Democracy is for sale to the highest bidder. Again, weirdly, you all think the dude is a communist.

libfreeordie on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I can almost taste the ignorance. Communism at its roots was always about power. It was always, and will always be a method for creating a new aristocracy. Destroying liberty, private property and wealth in order to break the backs of those who might oppose you. Are you really that blind to how large the Communist leaders live compared to the peasants they rule in Communist nations?

NotCoach on June 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

That could be one of Mitt’s lines.

LetsBfrank on June 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM

You know someone should tip off the Romney campaign. This would make one heck of an ad.

gophergirl on June 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Fox News reported earlier that Obama and the DNC had raised over 510 million.

Through May, Obama and Democratic groups backing his campaign have raised about $510 million. Romney and Republicans supporting him have brought in more than $400 million through April. Republican super PACs have raised more than their Democratic counterparts, helping Romney keep pace with Obama.

canditaylor68 on June 7, 2012 at 12:03 PM

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