The average donation was $68 dollars, which means the total was reached by a mix of large and very small contributions. This may not mean that the financial advantage is now Obama’s, however. The RNC had about $67.8 million on hand at the end of the month of June, and independent groups are sure to further muddy the waters. For an in-depth analysis of the campaigns’ finance situations, check out Peter Keating’s story here from yesterday. … [Read more...] about Barack Obama Brought In $52 Million Last Month
Republicans, he said, are not as effective as Democrats. “They don’t fight to win,” Trump said. “They have better policy, but they don’t have that vicious streak.” … [Read more...] about Supporters Shout, ‘Lock Him Up!’ When Donald Trump Mentions Barack Obama
“As we move forward, we invite you to join us for a National Finance Committee meeting with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Thursday, June 26th in Washington, D.C., to discuss how we can work together to support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party,” Clinton fundraiser Jonathan Mantz wrote. “Hillary ran for President because she wants to put this country on the right track,” Mantz wrote. “She continues to fight and stand strong for our values and priorities and will do everything she can to unify the party and to elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States.” Clinton’s team is encouraging donors to throw in the maximum $2,300 amount to her former rival. If that’s what it costs to see them get up onstage together and smile and pretend to hug like they are doing in the above picture, hell, we may even chip in. … [Read more...] about Clinton and Obama to Appear Together June 26
• David Weigel contends that McCain gave Obama an out when McCain-Feingold “sent big money surging into 527 groups” six years ago. Obama reasoned he would only accept public financing if 527s “were muzzled,” which is “an impossible demand.” Instead of hurting Obama, the decision is proof “that McCain’s signature accomplishment of the last decade” — campaign-finance reform — “was a bust.” [Hit & Run/Reason] … [Read more...] about Obama Broke His Promise!
• The Wall Street Journal editorial board wonders if this is “the tone of the new postpartisan Obama era,” begun with a “large and telling … flip-flop.” Obama “entered the campaign as a ‘reformer’” and “will no doubt end a half-billion dollars later proclaiming himself to be even more of a reformer.” [WSJ] … [Read more...] about Obama’s Halo Seriously Flickering