Team Obama: Romney beat us in June by $35 million

posted at 11:21 am on July 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Normally, a $71 million month would look pretty good … but not when compared to the competition this time around.  Looks like Team Obama is starting to understand how Team McCain felt four years ago.  Earlier today, the campaign sent out this e-mail to supporters:

Well, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

Good news first: June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations — more than 706,000 people like you stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party.

Bravo. That’s seriously impressive.

Bad news? We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million.

Exceeded expectations?  Well, maybe, but that depends on which expectations.  Most Democrats who recalled the massive fundraising Obama and the DNC did in 2008, when they clobbered the McCain/RNC team by nearly 3-1, to at least keep pace with the competition.  Instead, the campaign fell even further behind in the second month of the one-on-one competition than they did in the first.

In fact, as BuzzFeed notes, Team Romney doubled up the gap, going from a $17 million victory in May to a $35 million win in June.  That took place despite the high-profile efforts of Obama to raise money in big-ticket events, with lots of celebrity help.  Romney has had his big-ticket events too, but with a lower profile — and apparently a lot more success.  And this doesn’t count the outside-group fundraising, where Democrats are losing ground, too.


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Damn! Ok, now start spending that money, Mittens. Do Obama the way you did Newt and Rick(s).

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Shorter Obama fundraising message: Quick! Give us all your money before you figure out we’re going to lose in November and you’re just throwing your money away!

apostic on July 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM

As Chuck Noll used to say “Whatever it takes”.

gsherin on July 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM

We still got beat. Handily.

Get used to it.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Team Obama can use this against Rmoney. “The 100 million dollar man is out of touch” meme would work well in some swing states. Lemon into lemonade!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

A few more court decisions going Obama’s way and he’s toast…

Kraken on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

How come? Isn’t June the busiest month for weddings?

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Great news. Now start spending the crap out of that cash in every single swing state. Spend my $50 well, Mitt!

Pope Linus on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I don’t believe the numbers from the Obama camp. Not even a little.

He’s trying to make it look like he’s the underdog. You just watch. This is a trick.

stenwin77 on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I’d rather be ahead in the polls (Obama) than ahead in schmoozing for cash (Romney).

Forward ’12.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Damn! Ok, now start spending that money, Mittens. Do Obama the way you did Newt and Rick(s).

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

No, better to save it for the home stretch.

Jon0815 on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Yet Obama is the one who is running ads constantly. Where is Mitt’s money going? Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Get used to it.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Here’s hoping they say the exact same thing on November 7th.

tdpwells on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

These are the times where conservatives have to ignore the MSM and their media driven polls and not lose site of the facts – Romney is out raising Obama, the GOP super-PACs are far out raising the Dem super-PACs, in every poll out there Americans overwhelmingly think we are on the wrong track, and things as simple of how many use their remotes to switch to FOX News vs their rivals is telling.

Don’t let the MSM attempt at a narrative that has no legs get you down.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Polls are relatively tied or with leads w/i the margin of error, with Obama never cracking 50 even when “leading”. I hope his campaign is as dumb as you are and gets comfortable.

gsherin on July 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Because Michelle is such a pauper?

tdpwells on July 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I don’t believe the numbers from the Obama camp. Not even a little.

He’s trying to make it look like he’s the underdog. You just watch. This is a trick.

stenwin77 on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Don’t think so. Campaign finance laws require them to release fundraising info.
http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml#info

ConservativeMom on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I can’t believe O’Bozo even raised that much. He and Moochelle are traveling around the country on our dime raising money for their campaign. It is illegal, but like everything else they will not be held accountable for it.

Pelosi delende est on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Team Obama can use this against Rmoney. “The 100 million dollar man is out of touch” meme would work well in some swing states. Lemon into lemonade!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Yeah, the guy who started this bragging about aiming for a $1 billion dollar campaign should whine because his efforts have faltered so far that his opponent out-raised him. Clearly that’s what Ohio voters want to hear.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Team Romney is supposedly saving for the Olympics; what a better time when you can appeal to his past Olympic success and national pride.

PS. NBC will be p!ssed because Romney will be the only candidate with enough money for the moment.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Calm down you little fruitcake, you’re gonna need all your hate and anger in Nov when your Messiah is drop-kicked into the oblivion of history.

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Has the latest shipment of arugula and wagyu steaks been delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, yet?

kingsjester on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

$=WIN, Einstein

keebs on July 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I’d rather be ahead in the polls (Obama) than ahead in schmoozing for cash (Romney).

Forward ’12.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Good for you, Sparky.

DaveDief on July 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I read somewhere that the campaign is socking away funds for an ad onslaught in September and October – when voters are really paying attention.

BacaDog on July 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Team Obama can use this against Rmoney. “The 100 million dollar man is out of touch” meme would work well in some swing states. Lemon into lemonade!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I wonder; when you went to school did you want to grow up to be a tool for the state?

lorien1973 on July 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Damn! Ok, now start spending that money, Mittens. Do Obama the way you did Newt and Rick(s).

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

And please… don’t count on Obama to help you out the way the Ricks and Newt did. If Obama does, that’s gravy. Just don’t count on it.

rhombus on July 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Better start spending the dough Mitt. For some reason I’m see Obama commercials here in SoCal.

BJ on July 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Yet Obama is the one who is running ads constantly. Where is Mitt’s money going? Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Gee, maybe because Obama is desperate to smear Romney and make him unelectable as he knows he can’t win another term based on his own performance in office. Romney I presume is simply biding his time before unleashing millions of dollars in attack ads on Barry. People right now aren’t really paying attention much to the election. That’ll change once the conventions roll around.

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Bad news? We still got beat

you’ll be saying that again in November…..

/tough luck

ted c on July 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Well that explains the temper tantrums and the lying.

gophergirl on July 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

That would be a brilliant strategy.

keebs on July 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Better start spending the dough Mitt. For some reason I’m see Obama commercials here in SoCal.

BJ on July 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Good that means one of two things; either Obama team is stupid and wasting money, or SoCal is in play.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Team Obama can use this against Rmoney. “The 100 million dollar man is out of touch” meme would work well in some swing states. Lemon into lemonade Kool-Aid!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

FIFY

Keep drinking Chum, and don’t forget to swallow.

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Gee, maybe because Obama is desperate to smear Romney and make him unelectable as he knows he can’t win another term based on his own performance in office. Romney I presume is simply biding his time before unleashing millions of dollars in attack ads on Barry. People right now aren’t really paying attention much to the election. That’ll change once the conventions roll around.

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM

It’s cute that you think Obama’s ads are going to slow down as we approach the fall. He’s just getting warmed up. And if you think NBC isn’t going to give him a “discount” for ads during the Olympics, you are reallly naive.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Don’t think so. Campaign finance laws require them to release fundraising info.
http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml#info

ConservativeMom on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Campaign finance laws also prevent direct foreign contributions. We saw how well that was tracked in ’08.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Why do you care if she has a horse and participates in dressage? The amount of envy and jealousy with some is simply astounding.

changer1701 on July 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Team Romney is supposedly saving for the Olympics; what a better time when you can appeal to his past Olympic success and national pride.

PS. NBC will be p!ssed because Romney will be the only candidate with enough money for the moment.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

RoF and Crossroads have already both ordered huge swing state ad buys for those weeks. I’m expecting that is just the start.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

And if you think NBC isn’t going to give him a “discount” for ads during the Olympics, you are reallly naive.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

After the debacle of 2008, I don’t think any conservative has any illusions about whose bed the MSM is whoring in these days.

rhombus on July 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

RoF and Crossroads have already both ordered huge swing state ad buys for those weeks. I’m expecting that is just the start.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Again, if you think NBC is going to let Romney have more airtime than Obama, you are naive. Obama will be enjoying those NBC “discounts” baby!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

It’s cute that you think Obama’s ads are going to slow down as we approach the fall. He’s just getting warmed up. And if you think NBC isn’t going to give him a “discount” for ads during the Olympics, you are reallly naive.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Who said anything about Obama’s ads slowing down?

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Forward ’12.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

“Forward” is sooo last month. (Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took it back and made it into a good thing.)

The new Obama catchphrase is “Beating on America.”

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I don’t believe the numbers from the Obama camp. Not even a little.

He’s trying to make it look like he’s the underdog. You just watch. This is a trick.

stenwin77 on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Øbama must not be counting his foreign contributions. I am sure there were plenty of money coming in from his friends in Venezuela.

Dasher on July 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

The new Obama catchphrase is “Beating on America.”

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I thought it was “Wetting on America”. Or is it “Butting In, America”?

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Again, if you think NBC is going to let Romney have more airtime than Obama, you are naive. Obama will be enjoying those NBC “discounts” baby!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

And, as an American, that doesn’t make you cringe?

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Damn! Ok, now start spending that money, Mittens. Do Obama the way you did Newt and Rick(s).

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

You’re right! Romney had do qualms about carpet-bombing Gingrich and Santorum. Hopefully Mitt isn’t hesitant because he and his campaign staff suffer from white guilt.

bw222 on July 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Go for the jugular mitt

cmsinaz on July 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Romney needs to attack Oblamo’s vanity with his ads, Hit him where it really hurts and he’ll have a 3-year old tempertantrum/meltdown on live TV. He can hold his chin high and read off a tele prompter all day long, but when you play against his vanities he’ll fold faster than Boehner in a kindergarten fight.

His vanity is his achilles heel. Shoot the arrow right into it.

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Or is it “Butting In, America”?

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I think that one belongs to FLOTUS.

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Why do you care if she has a horse and participates in dressage? The amount of envy and jealousy with some is simply astounding.

changer1701 on July 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM

She also does it to help her MS but the liberals don’t care about that. It doesn’t fit their class warefare meme.

gophergirl on July 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

It’s cute that you think Obama’s ads are going to slow down as we approach the fall. He’s just getting warmed up. And if you think NBC isn’t going to give him a “discount” for ads during the Olympics, you are reallly naive.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This is an admission that NBC will undertake shady practices in order to benefit the Obama campaign directly? I have no delusions where the major networks stand in this fight. I’m only surprised that you are willing to admit how blatant the media is in the tank for the administration and to what lengths you expect them to go.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Again, if you think NBC is going to let Romney have more airtime than Obama, you are naive. Obama will be enjoying those NBC “discounts” baby!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

NBC can’t offer a better deal to Obama, by law it has to be the same.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Don’t think so. Campaign finance laws require them to release fundraising info.
http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml#info

ConservativeMom on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Since when has our Boy-King let something as MUNDANE as the law inconvenience him?

He’s even fundraising ILLEGALLY by making taxpayers pay for it by scheduling “token” preezy functions where he wants to go fundraise.

wildcat72 on July 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Agree. Napa

Mr thin skin can dish it but cant take it

cmsinaz on July 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Inthemiddle should send out these campaign e-mails:

Bad news. We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million.

Good news? We expect that NBC will be willing to engage in illegal activity in order to make our comparatively paltry sum stretch farther.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Forward ’12.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

…hey numbbrain!…you don’t have to bend over anymore…he changed it again since everybody’s sore!

KOOLAID2 on July 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Damn! Ok, now start spending that money, Mittens. Do Obama the way you did Newt and Rick(s).

Doughboy on July 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

No, better to save it for the home stretch.

Jon0815 on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

A little of both are needed. Even if Romney is now raising money faster than Obama, and spending it more slowly (for now), Romney started out far behind in “cash on hand”, since he had to spend lots of money to win the primaries, while Obama was hoarding his campaign money for over a year.

Obama is trying to knock Romney out of contention by running a lot of negative ads, which so far haven’t been adequately rebutted. As Vladimir Lenin so aptly put it, if a lie is repeated often enough, people will believe it, so Romney does need to get on the air SOON to rebut the “vampire outsourcer” claims, before Obama opens up too much of a lead in the swing states.

If Romney can put up TV ads at half the spending rate as Obama, he should be able to stay within 2 or 3 points in the swing states, then if Obama is low on cash by September, Romney could then clobber Obama with a massive blitz in the fall. But Romney can’t afford to fall too far behind in the polls now.

Steve Z on July 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I don’t believe the numbers from the Obama camp. Not even a little.

He’s trying to make it look like he’s the underdog. You just watch. This is a trick.

stenwin77 on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

This could very well be true. However, the thing about Obama’s sycophants is that some really believe their own BS. Don’t forget how they walked right into the election of 2010, or how they were going to “take back” Wisconsin. They create their own realities and when they’re surprised it’s always a conspiracy or George Bush’s fault or just stupid Americans who aren’t smart enough to appreciate them. Their own self-destructive worldview of dependency, victimhood and control is never at fault.

rhombus on July 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Romney needs to attack Oblamo’s vanity with his ads, Hit him where it really hurts and he’ll have a 3-year old tempertantrum/meltdown on live TV. He can hold his chin high and read off a tele prompter all day long, but when you play against his vanities he’ll fold faster than Boehner in a kindergarten fight.

His vanity is his achilles heel. Shoot the arrow right into it.

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

THIS. You are spot on. Barry kicked Maureen Dowd of all people off his plane back in 2008 for commenting on his jugears….

Go after what the media keeps saying is Soetoro’s “strength”, his “great oratory” by running ads made up of his stumbles and bumbles (“57 states”, “the private sector is doing fine”) interspersed with his incessant “uh’s and ah’s” with “Flight of the Bumblebee” as the background music…

Barry will go NUCLEAR after that.

Of course his protectors in the LSM will scream RAAAAAAACIST! but they will do that NO MATTER WHAT.

wildcat72 on July 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Good news first: June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations — more than 706,000 people like you stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party.

Obama

The total number of small donors in June was more than a half-million — 563,729. Impressive.

Romney

Who wins on votes assuming the contributors vote for where their money went?

News2Use on July 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

She also does it to help her MS but the liberals don’t care about that. It doesn’t fit their class warefare meme.

gophergirl on July 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Well, her MS doesn’t matter to them because she’s wealthy or something…obviously it’s not debilitating to those with hefty bank accounts. /

changer1701 on July 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM

So the guy that demonized people for making profit is having a hard time raising money? That makes no sense at all.

Wagthatdog on July 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM

NBC can’t offer a better deal to Obama, by law it has to be the same.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

This is correct. In fact, it extends to all candidates in all political races. Anyone who sells advertising (TV, radio, newspaper, etc), if they choose to accept political advertising (if they allow any they have to allow all btw) they must charge the LOWEST AD RATE they have offered any advertiser for that time and slot.

wildcat72 on July 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

wildcat72, you beat me to it.
O gets 0 discounts.

either orr on July 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

It’s cute that you think Obama’s ads are going to slow down as we approach the fall. He’s just getting warmed up. And if you think NBC isn’t going to give him a “discount” for ads during the Olympics, you are reallly naive.

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM

So you’re going to break the law, and brag about it?

Chuck Schick on July 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Send more spam, Barry. That ought to help.

Philly on July 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM

ED

What do you make of this Breitbart article?

Obama-Has-More-Cash-On-Hand-Than-Romney

budfox on July 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Yet Obama is the one who is running ads constantly. Where is Mitt’s money going? Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

You obviously don’t live in FL, thank gaia, or you’d know that Romney is spending plenty of money on ads here.

Ann need some more dressage horses?

You really don’t understand how campaign financing works, do you?

Where’s lib4life? At least he pretends to be semi-literate.

Flora Duh on July 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 A

Tag Team Moonbat is on duty!

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on July 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

ED

What do you make of this Breitbart article?

Obama-Has-More-Cash-On-Hand-Than-Romney

budfox on July 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

It’s true. Obama has a huge cash advantage. That is why he is running ads & will run them until Nov.

Romney needs to respond or it’s Bob Dole / John McCain time.

tetriskid on July 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

This is correct. In fact, it extends to all candidates in all political races. Anyone who sells advertising (TV, radio, newspaper, etc), if they choose to accept political advertising (if they allow any they have to allow all btw) they must charge the LOWEST AD RATE they have offered any advertiser for that time and slot.

wildcat72 on July 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

It’s too bad that the lefties who post here are all nobodies. I’d love to see NBC and the Obama campaign mired in a major FEC/FCC scandal based off of some low-level media hack shooting off their mouth about planned illegal discounts.

Sadly, instead we’re probably just dealing with somebody who has no clue how campaign funding works.

Gingotts on July 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Romney would be matching Obama dollar for dollar on TV if this outsourcing crap were having any impact.

Any strategy by Obama to change a referendum on his stewardship to a “choice between 2 futures” is doomed to failure. It’s exactly the same crap that Carter peddled in 1980.

As to $$$, watch the Obama burn rate. He’s spending faster than bringing money in; and when he has to downsize overhead, Romney should be ready to POUNCE.

matthew8787 on July 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

How come? Isn’t June the busiest month for weddings?

bayview on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

This made me guffaw.

SouthernGent on July 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I’m not a Romneybot, but I do respect him and because of his faith, based on my experience with my Mormon friends in my past, I expect and do see a person of strong character and integrity.

This has not been put out very much, but when his father died, he gave away his inheritance and what he accomplished was on his own and his life initially, for 8 years, was not so good materially. Yes, his father provided a good education and an honorable name, but Mitt Romney decided to make his life on his own. How many of us would do that; I certainly wouldn’t have and didn’t when my father-in-law left us a goodly sum.

amr on July 9, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Looks like Team Obama is starting to understand how Team McCain felt four years ago.

Not really, since McCain kept his promise to accept public financing and Obama broke his promise to do the same.

eyedoc on July 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Ann need some more dressage horses?

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM

So does Obama. They taste almost like dogs, didn’t you know? My daughter hates Obama with true passion of a nine year old, just for this alone.

Archivarix on July 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The way I see it, Obama is winning the messaging campaign, and Romney is McCain 2.0. I knew he would never attack Obama the way he went after his fellow Republicans in their campaign. So far, that is proving to be right. Obama is pounding in the message that Mitt is wealthy, dishonest in his wealth, hangs out with wealthy people at fundraisers, vacations (how dare he)like a wealthy person, and on and on. People are hearing that over and over, and it will take hold. Mitt had better wake up and get more aggressive, but I won’t be holding my breath. It is just disappointing. We need a fighter, and yet again, we don’t have one.

silvernana on July 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Where’s lib4life? At least he pretends to be semi-literate.

Flora Duh on July 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Libfree was on an early shift, in the Olympics Village sex headlines thread. He either had to leave to go teach a class, or cook breakfast for his live-in “guy”.

Yoop on July 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Libfree was on an early shift, in the Olympics Village sex headlines thread. He either had to leave to go teach a class, or cook breakfast buy batteries for his live-in “guy”.

Yoop on July 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM

It’s a female, I think. Though with liberals, you never know for sure.

Archivarix on July 9, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Ot dear leader speaking

Why do they keep calling nush tax cuts when they should be obama tax cuts since hes already extended them

Same speech different day already

cmsinaz on July 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

wildcat72, you beat me to it.
O gets 0 discounts.

either orr on July 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Well, just as long as you don’t count the nightly tongue bath he gets on all of the network news shows.

BigWyo on July 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Hes campaigning in the WH

cmsinaz on July 9, 2012 at 12:12 PM

He’s on the tube now- I..I..I…I…I….me…I…I…

Little Boomer on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Great news! Some people (ranging from Bill Kristol to posters here) need to sit back and relax…it’s early and Romney isn’t stupid..

Romney graduated with a Law degree and MBA at the same time with damn near a perfect GPA and then proceeded to become very successful in the cutthroat world of finance/equity. He won an election as a Republican in the liberal shithole of MA. He likely would’ve easily became a multi-billionare if he essenitally wouldn’t have started volunteering/working pro bono the last 12+ years.. With all due respect this is no Bob Dole or John Mccain who were professional politicians for decades…

Mitt thrived in the world or real results..He actually “wants” to win..I trust he’s got a plan. Not only that, I trust that he’s got the most effective plan.

jaygatz33 on July 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

It’s strange when the job figures are half what is needed to stay even with population growth — Obama says “it’s a step in the right direction.”

When DNC has a record setting fund raising month and gets beat by Romney — we are not doing well.

Somehow I think Obama’s priorities are reversed.

KenInIL on July 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Can’t forget that Obama gets millions and millions of “in-king” contributions in the form of favorable, indeed fawing, news coverage from pretty much every media source other than Fox. A single example (of many) is a topic on the board today in how the media covers Romney fundraisers vs. Obama fundraisers. And this is just one minor sliver of an example.

tommyboy on July 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Team Obama can use this against Rmoney. “The 100 million dollar man is out of touch” meme would work well in some swing states. Lemon into lemonade!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

There must be a tax on the books penalizing us if we don’t buy this lemonade.

Daemonocracy on July 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Spend not just on commercials but on a ground game.

Work with local groups that will back you EVEN if they don’t agree with you, but see you as the best chance to get rid of Obama. If a Tea Party or local conservative group has better grassroots outreach then ask them for help…leverage money wherever possible.

Yeah, some of those groups will turn right around and become huge critics of everything Romney does ex-election. So? Show the grassroots that at least you understand their frustration and want their help to end it… even if they don’t personally like your policies, and hold your feet to the fire, you are better off with them doing that than not.

Obama only knows Leftist community organizing…. all top-down.

To push it over the top and force it home requires the right wing style of agreeing to disagree, and doing it from the bottom-up. If Mitt Romney doesn’t start to get that outreach going soon, very soon, the fight will get tougher closer to NOV. Money in organizing now means getting some battles done before the convention, not after. The best bet is now, not later for that.

ajacksonian on July 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I don’t believe the numbers from the Obama camp. Not even a little.

He’s trying to make it look like he’s the underdog. You just watch. This is a trick.

stenwin77 on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Don’t think so. Campaign finance laws require them to release fundraising info.
http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml#info

ConservativeMom on July 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I don’t believe little Bammie will have a money problem, not for a second. The democratics’ favorite Nazi stooge, George Soros, can wipe out any deficit in a second with a single check. He can launder the contribution through a Gaza-strip operation like last time, or give it to PACs.

The proggies have far too much riding on this election to let little things like money or the law get in the way. Their marxist paradise-on-Earth is within reach.

slickwillie2001 on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 PM

And Romney didn’t have Air Force 1.

mitchellvii on July 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Patience. I suspect Mitt Romney knows how to manage his finances.

Ronnie on July 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Great news! Some people (ranging from Bill Kristol to posters here) need to sit back and relax…it’s early and Romney isn’t stupid..

Romney graduated with a Law degree and MBA at the same time with damn near a perfect GPA and then proceeded to become very successful in the cutthroat world of finance/equity. He won an election as a Republican in the liberal shithole of MA. He likely would’ve easily became a multi-billionare if he essenitally wouldn’t have started volunteering/working pro bono the last 12+ years.. With all due respect this is no Bob Dole or John Mccain who were professional politicians for decades…

Mitt thrived in the world or real results..He actually “wants” to win..I trust he’s got a plan. Not only that, I trust that he’s got the most effective plan.

jaygatz33 on July 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Another big difference, -Governor Romney’s degrees and grades were not awarded on an AA basis. He really did earn them and he really is that smart.

slickwillie2001 on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Funny. I don’t remember a second term for Jimmy Carter. He was ahead in the polls also. Didn’t he lead the polls all the way up to election day.

chemman on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I agree completely.

It is so much fun to watch barack stammer and fume and get all huffy like a little scorned school girl. He self-destructs when confronted by a slap to his ego.

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The new Obama catchphrase is “Beating on America.”

Fallon on July 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Should be MediOcre (with the O Obama logo) or dOwngrade. Almost exactly a year ago that dOwngrade happened. Mitt should hold a press conference on the anniversary.

monalisa on July 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM

inthemiddle’s reaction to this news is hysterical:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klVhwlwHhY4

Daemonocracy on July 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Team Obama can use this against Rmoney. “The 100 million dollar man is out of touch says the 71 million dollar man” meme would work well in some swing states. Lemon into lemonade!

inthemiddle on July 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Did you become this stupid over time or did something happen to you at birth?

NapaConservative on July 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klVhwlwHhY4

Daemonocracy on July 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM

It’s a female, I think. Though with liberals, you never know for sure.

Archivarix on July 9, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Or as much a lair as Obama. Here are just part of his/her TMI dumps:

A: I’m not female
B: Your detailed narrative suggests there’s something sick going on inside of you.
C: I’m a black man, I don’t trust or rely on the police for anything. In fact, I’m much more afraid of them than I am any “crack addled punk.”
libfreeordie on June 20, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Rogerb, its true. But some folks don’t have a natural head or disposition to save. I’m more the adventurous, lets make a memory kind of person. My guy is a level headed, sensible type so he handles the finances and that’s fine by me. In return I made an amazing bacon wrapped meatloaf tonight, win-win!
libfreeordie on June 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

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