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8/16/2008

Obama’s $51M July

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 12:22 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Obama campaign announced July 2008 fundraising of $51M, nearly double what John McCain raised in the same time period.

The total included 65,000 new donors which propelled the campaign to over 2 million people that have contributed to Obama’s campaign.

Those are very impressive numbers.

— DRJ

27 Responses to “Obama’s $51M July”

  1. I’m more than a little worried about the potential for bundling and internet-donations.

    Though it seems that Obama’s big money advantage isn’t doing him any good. I hope Mccain asks Obama if he recalls his promise to use public financing, or his promise to have townhall debates, or … oh nevermind.

    Juan (4cdfb7)

  2. I’m more than a little worried about the potential for bundling and internet-donations.

    A definite concern. Obama appeals to the world’s citizens for support of his candidacy, so it’s a real question as to how many dollars are not coming from American citizens (or qualified voters).

    I’m concerned that the debates, which will strip Obama of much of his credibility, will get a pass from his lockstep supporters and aca- media apologists. After all, there is an agenda in progress here . . .

    Vermont Neighbor (a066ed)

  3. http://www.theworldwantsobama.com …as if they are voters here, but Palistineans in Gaza are enthusiastically cold calling Americans in support of Obama. The Obama campaign denies any coordination with them.
    I have little doubt that both ImADamnNutJob and KGB Putin would be delighted to negotiate with the big Zero. Once again the liberals think the UN will actually accomplish something in desputes between nations. And how come Coffee Anan and his minions were never called to account for all the nefarious UN acts, such as the oil for food scandal or UN Blue Hats raping little girls?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  4. ok, that link from fox news isn’t working.

    Here’s one for the story at Fox:

    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/14/with-interest-in-08-race-worldwide-obamamania-extends-beyond-us-borders/

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  5. THE HILLARY POWERHOUSE

    There is an undeniable force that shouldn’t be discounted and should be appreciated.

    Hillary Clinton knows her game, and her experience is paying off.

    http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/08/obamas-negotiating-weak-or-inept.html

    PacificGatePost (3a195f)

  6. I hope Bambi gets so much campaign cash he can’t hide it fast enough to keep his coffers from over flowing. If he’s got 50 or more boys from the ‘hood setting up off-shore accounts in the Bahamas, it still ain’t enough. Come on, libs, get off your lazy rear ends and pony up!

    Bambi’s only asking you to contribute your fair share. Do you really want Bush/Hitler to have a 3rd term? What’s your problem, don’t you believe in change?

    BTW, Bambi needs another few dozen guys strickly on a part-time basis, willing to keep their yaps shut. Guys who know what to do with suitcases stuffed with cold cash. Come to think of it, Cold Cash Jeferson might be just the right man to put a team together. Jefferson knows just what to do and he’s going to need a new job pretty soon.

    Heck, he might be the perfect VP candidate. I might be on to something here.

    Ropelight (42c46d)

  7. I wonder if some of the current imbalance is due to the hold – outs among the Clinton’s long – time campaign donors finally coming around to Obama. There were numerous reports of Obama’s people pressuring the major HRC donors quite hard after his primary win, with more than a few a little put out by the strong – arm tactics.

    Dmac (874677)

  8. They are impressive numbers.

    They’d be more impressive for Obama, if all this donations still didn’t leave him in a dead heat poll-wise. The guy’s spent far more than McCain only to wind up a couple points ahead and McCain’s about to get a big infusion of federal matching funds that Obama won’t get. If this is the result Obama gets when he has the largest amount of media boosterism that he’ll get and the biggest advantage that he’ll have re: campaign funds, it’s not as good a sign as he might think [knock on wood].

    Anon (db8e0c)

  9. I still can’t tell if Ropelight’s a Moby or not

    Anon (db8e0c)

  10. Do the above figures include the PAC money that he said he wouldn’t solicit that he now has flip flopped on and has begun soliciting?

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  11. #9, what’s a Moby? If it’s good, I might be that.

    Ropelight (42c46d)

  12. Apparently Barry is spending cash almost as fast as he raises it, so it isn’t doing him much good now (see the polls), and most of it won’t be available in the fall.

    The irony is that both McCain and Hillary made the same mistake already during this campaign; McCain a year ago and Hillary in February. McCain seems to be the only one who learned something from the experience.

    With three Senators running perhaps it should not be surprising that they have all had difficulty getting serious about controlling expenditures.

    Nomenklatura (009aa3)

  13. #11 Ropelight~no, it ain’t good. But the good news is, I think Anon was just nonplussed by your humor.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  14. But the good news is, I think Anon was just nonplussed by your humor.

    If somebody has a problem with me, I respect those who have the balls to take me on without hiding behind somebody else – never seen you before and for all I know you’re a sockpuppet – so I think it’s safe to say this doesn’t apply to you. Bite me.

    “I hope Bambi gets so much campaign cash he can’t hide it fast enough to keep his coffers from over flowing. If he’s got 50 or more boys from the ‘hood setting up off-shore accounts in the Bahamas” is witty and intelligent humor you can associate yourself with – I won’t.

    Anon (db8e0c)

  15. 14: Glad we’re off to a good start, asswipe.

    I didn’t say it was humor I can associate myself with, I did say it was humor you didn’t “get.” And still don’t, even after being pointed out the poster of the humor~at no time were you even addressed.

    But I will now. FOAD, and have a nice Sunday morning, too, asswipe.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  16. I did say it was humor you didn’t “get.”

    EW1(SG) — I got it, it’s just stupid that’s all.

    at no time were you even addressed.

    yeah – ya did in passing because ya didn’t have the balls to do it on your own. Now you’re making up for it by putting on an internet-tough guy spiel.

    It’s not my fault you have a small dick.

    Anon (db8e0c)

  17. As I explained previously, my response was NOT addressed to you: It was Ropelight that asked what a Moby was.

    Now, since your lack of reading comprehension (and humor impairedness) hve caused you to assume an affront where none existed, I WILL be happy as a good Internet citizen to dump kosher salt in that self inflicted hurt you got going on there so you don’t have to get out of the self pity pool. As you note, this is the Internet, that your mommy warned you about, and there ARE people out there that don’t give a shit about your hurt feelings because of your poor reading skills and short attention span. (Sorry, I guess that’s called ADD now, and supposedly there are drugs that can help.)

    I just happen to be one of them.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  18. EW1(SG) — if you’re saying it’s good that I was non-plussed in something, I take that as you having a problem with me.

    If I’m wrong on that, my bad, but given your reaction to me merely saying “bite me” I don’t think I hit too far off the mark.

    You’ve got far more sand in your vagina than anybody else on this thread and resorting to typos and writing in caps in your response really doesn’t do much to convince me that I am the one with “hurt” feelings here.

    If I ruined your Sunday – sorry – but if you just want to get in a flame war, you deserve one.

    Anon (db8e0c)

  19. Anon, First Rule of Holes: When you find yourself in one, quit digging.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  20. Anon, First Rule of Holes: When you find yourself in one, quit digging.

    Sorry, SPQR, but I still prefer the second one: when you’re in a flame war with someone, stick with tossing sophomoric insults at each other and don’t attempt civility or say “I might be wrong”, it will only come back to bite you – unfortunately I’m not the best adherent to it.

    Anon (db8e0c)

  21. 18:

    if you’re saying it’s good that I was non-plussed in something, I take that as you having a problem with me.

    Then I suggest you reread my comment with dictionary and thesaurus at hand.

    But, since I am in a particularly expansive mood today because it is an absolutely gorgeous day where I am, and because you have afforded me the first good guffaw I’ve had in a week, I will restate with smaller words.

    Recapping the relevant portion of the thread at hand…Ropelight posts a humorous comment…to which you, apparently at a nonplus (perhaps confused, befuddled, unsure what is meant by Ropelight’s humor) respond “I still can’t tell if Ropelight’s a Moby or not.” When Ropelight expresses bewilderment of (his/her) own, asking if being a Moby is a good thing; I chime in thus: “Ropelight~no, it ain’t good.” Further, since there doesn’t appear to be any malice in your comment~I merely note that you didn’t seem to “get” his joke~ “But the good news is, I think Anon was just nonplussed by your humor.” rather than letting him think that you were capriciously insulting.

    But instead of letting it pass, or looking up a word you didn’t understand…you fly off the handle and invite me to bite you, casting aspersions on my honor, integrity and courage at the same time.

    So I reacted like any good ol’ Bulldog or Grayhound would: I bit you.

    And that wasn’t enough for you…you respond again with baseless insults; this time accusing me of using the anonymity of the internet to aggrandize myself because of sexual deficiencies that you impute on my part. First of all, as I have explained elsewhere about and around the internet~ EW1(SG) is a unique military title that is mine by virtue of several honorably discharged enlistments in a couple of the uniformed Naval services of the United States (of which there are four). I do know of one other submarine qualified EW1, but he is an SS since he qualified while he was a crypto tech rather than an EW. And I know one other sailor qualified to wear dolphins and a Coast Guard Cutterman insignia, but he was an officer, not an enlisted man, and his submarine designator was also SS.

    So in all the history of naval warfare, I am the one, the only, the EW1(SG). And there will never be another, since the Navy has retired that rating.

    But you continue:

    You’ve got far more sand in your vagina than anybody else on this thread and resorting to typos and writing in caps in your response really doesn’t do much to convince me that I am the one with “hurt” feelings here.

    with the unflattering sexual innuendo, though it should be obvious by now that I cannot have a vagina, since there were never any female EWs. Not a one.

    Although I do see there was a typo there, I seem to “hve” dropped a lowercase ‘a’ someplace back there, and yes, I sure do seem to do a lot of SHOUTING on the Internet…you got me dead to rights, pal.

    … it will only come back to bite you –

    You know, SPQR is a pretty good guy…next time, listen to him. It’s also a lot easier not to get bitten if you aren’t inviting just that.

    If I ruined your Sunday – sorry – but if you just want to get in a flame war, you deserve one.

    No, you didn’t ruin my Sunday…but you did give me a good laugh. And yes, I probably deserve a good flame war, but you haven’t got the octane to participate.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  22. Boys, boys, can’t we all just get along? BTW, I’m still waiting for a definition of “Moby.”

    Now, Anon, I’m not a sockpuppet, but if it’s me you’re lookin’ to pick a fight with, I’m going to have to take a raincheck. Currently, my plate’s full and I’m in the penalty box till Monday. But, take a number and I’ll get to you soon enough.

    EW1(SG), I like the cut of your jib. I read your comments and I find no fault.

    Ropelight (42c46d)

  23. Jesus Christ, dude – you’re going to argue I’m the one with hurt feelings here? Really?

    Anon (db8e0c)

  24. Moby’s a liberal who pretends to be a conservative on the internet either to start fights amongst them or to say stuff to make them look bad.

    It’s named after some rocker who suggested liberals do that on conservative sites a couple years ago.

    Anon (db8e0c)

  25. #24, Anon, thanks for the scuttle butt. I’m not a Moby, no, not at all, or a liberal, at least not according to common usage these days. But then today’s liberals don’t fit the definition they’ve misapproprated for themselves either.

    Once upon a time liberals were open to new ideas and concepts, not bound by onerous conviction and pc dogma, or silly fairy tales. They didn’t follow false phropets, or march in parades led by charlatans. They respected the opinions of others and sought common ground, they didn’t insist it had to be their way, or no way at all. Liberals didn’t call names, or make-up phony excuses for their own greedy shortcomings.

    It may be difficult to understand, but liberals were once considered respectable citizens and patriotic Americans. But, that’s no longer the case, and our country suffers because of it.

    Ropelight (42c46d)

  26. No problem, when I finish my five page treatise and start typing in caps, I’ll let you know.

    Anon (db8e0c)


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