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Team Obama: ‘Ruh-Roh’

Posted on | July 9, 2012 | 43 Comments

Ed Morrissey has the e-mail from the Obama campaign confessing that Romney and the RNC outraised them by $35 million in June.

Politico‘s Byron Tau calls it “a sign that the Obama campaign may continue to be outraised all the way until November.”

Before Republicans start high-fiving each other in premature celebration, however, let me remind you that the Obama campaign entered June with a cash-on-hand advantage of more than $90 million ($109 million to Romney’s $17 million). And during May, Team Obama out-spent Team Mitt by nearly $30 million ($44.6 million to Romney’s $15.6 million).

In other words, Obama began the campaign with an enormous cushion of extra cash, which enabled him to outspend Romney nearly 3-to-1 in the first month after Romney clinched the GOP nomination.

The monthly fundraising advantage for Romney in June was really just closing the gap in terms of cash-on-hand. Obama’s still got more money in the bank than Romney, and that isn’t going to change any time soon. Furthermore, Obama’s early money advantage has enabled him to beat Romney in terms of TV advertising in key swing states thus far, meaning that Romney has to dig his way out of a hole, so to speak.

Still, for the incumbent president to be on the short end of a $35 million fundraising gap is not good news for Democrats, and perhaps that explains the media panic over Romney’s Hamptons fundraiser.


  • Robert Halasz

    Both are socialist whores. WE THE PEOPLE have already lost this election and the country, freedom, rights, everything is gone. I am in official mourning, as the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DIED THIS YEAR.

  • Jeep Zea

    Uh Robert Halasz, things may be bad, but they aren’t that bad. I will never give up on America. We are the greatest country in the world because of us, the people, and we will not be pushed and prodded for long. We might not win in November, but we will make a huge statement regarding BO and his communist minions. America has never allowed communism, socialism, marxism to rule. So Mr. Halasz, if you are going to give up and let this scum take over your life and beliefs, maybe you aren’t in the right country. Get up off your tukus and volunteer for TEA party, push for True the Vote legislation in your area, DO SOMETHING! I will not sit down, I will not shut up! God bless America and pass the bacon!

  • Anamika

     Are you nuts?

    Robert Halasz  wrote very recently: “My bet is we won’t have an election in Nov this year. We will all be under martial law, and in a civil war. Mark my words.” (from his Disqus Activity list)

    Yes, he is nuts.

  • richard mcenroe

    Let’s also keep in mind no matter how much money you have, you still need a message people will buy.

  • Anamika

    Robert Halasz was equating, not just Obama, but  Romney (and inturn the establishment GOP) to socialist scum. If you don’t understand his level of crazy, you are more nuts that Halasz. But if you now do, given your views (as in what do you mean by “Amercia has never allowed communism, socialism and marxism to rule”? Isn’t Obama ruling and didn’t you concede that  he might be in charge for another 4 years?), you would be only half as crazy. So congartulations! The choice is yours.

  • Anamika

     Exactly! That’s where I strongly believe Pro-Obama SuperPacs would beat Pro-Romney SuperPacs.

  • EarlScruggs

    Plus Obama has a couple hundred billion in the stimulus slush fund that he can spend willy nilly.  Fundraising already done!  

  • Anamika

     You just beat the crap out of the two competing conservatives, Halasz and Zea above, for the most crazy anti-Obama comment of the day.

  • EarlScruggs


    In 2011, the original expenditure estimate of $787 billion was increased to $840 billion to be in line with the President’s 2012 budget and with scoring changes made by the Congressional Budget Office since the enactment of the Recovery Act.  

    How much has been spent so far?  

    Since its enactment in February 2009, $762.3B has been paid out. 

    Okay, so there is just $80B left.  And guess what, it is already appropriated, and there aren’t many restrictions on how it gets spent.  

    So, if for example the President wanted to reward a superbundler with half a billion dollars, he could do it.  He HAS done it.  

    That’s a LOT of walking around money.  Way, way more than either candidate will raise through “campaign financing.”  

  • McGehee

    You should worry about your own diagnosis.

  • McGehee

    Did somebody forget to give Anamika her meds?

  • Anamika

    OK, you win. Your competitors take a bow.

  • Anamika

    You should worry about your own diagnosis.

    Yes I am as mentally and politically challenged as I portray myself as. What you see is what I am. There is no act going on. This is not an entertainment for me.

    I do not use drugs/drink or take meds. I do have a slight gambling problem, but that’s about it regarding addictions. 

    I guess I am what some call quite naive and innocent and believing in some areas. I seem to have no discernment in some areas.

    Could you suggest a cure, please?

  • DaveO

    Not sure about the issue here. With the AVS on credit card donations turned off, Obama can raise, and probably is raising, several hundred million as I type this. Or is the issue that whole, pesky reporting requirement?

    If you break the law to get money, are you going to follow the law and see that money sequestered? Not on Obama’s watch!

  • Adjoran

     As long as we make sure neither of them reproduce.

  • Adjoran

     The problem is that even his illegal foreign donors are ticked off.  Being the worst President in modern history has a bad effect even on those in foreign lands.

    Anyone with a functioning brain should want to see this buffoon gone forever.

  • McGehee

    A lobotomy is normally indicated, but in your case I doubt the surgeon would find anything to cut into.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Talk about cross contamination!

  • Adobe_Walls

    Now that’s nut’s.

  • Adobe_Walls

    You should just bow out, you know quit while you’re merely way behind.

  • conservativeBC

    Stacy, can you help with this?

  • Adobe_Walls

    I believe your diagnosis is correct.

  • Wombat_socho

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Anamika’s hands were in the right place for once.

  • DaveO

    Putin and Hu will underwrite Obama’s campaign. He’s the best thing for Russia in the last few hundred years.

  • Quartermaster

    That’s just normal Anamika. She is insane too, but that’s just her.

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  • Dianna Deeley

     The first full comment I saw was Anamika’s, and it was full of sense.

    Consider me awestruck.

  • Dianna Deeley

     I was enjoying the rare glimpse of “Sane Anamika”.

  • Dianna Deeley

     If so, can they continue to forget? Because I really, really enjoyed Sane Anamika, and am certain I will miss her desperately for the rest of the evening.

  • Shawny

    Ouch!… Former Obama Donor Holds High Dollar Fundraiser for Romney with Former Obama Donors

    LOL…..well, maybe not. 

  • Shawny

    Makes you wonder why Corzine is still walking the streets and bundling for Obama with so much investor money still missing……
    Then you hear Obama is running low on campaign funds and Whoops, there it is!!!

  • Adjoran

     Yeah,  just like her head – I laugh, but one day there will be a reason to be glad she keeps it up there.

  • Proof

    The advantage of being the presumptive nominee is that the anti-Obama money that was split, now mostly gets funneled all to one spot. 

  • Bob Belvedere

    He’s already spending it.

    Look around closely as you drive around and notice just how many road projects are ongoing – even the little ones in your city or town.  This is all ‘Stimulus’ O’Dough that was delayed until this Election Year.

    In my area of New England, I’ve done a rough calculation and the amount of such work is triple what is has been over the last decade or so.

  • Bob Belvedere

    I concur, Doctors McGehee and Walls.

    Dr. Clyde ‘Fingers’ Proctor OB-SCT [Scatologist],
    Chief of Vaginology,
    The Lord Fatheringay Von Whoopsie Memorial Hospital and Tiki Bar
    [on my lunch hours and weekends, I practice as Dr. Robert Oswald Belvedere, OB-GYN]

  • McGehee

    I would prefer that whatever sane voice lurks in that head of hers adopt a different name and leave the other voices at home.

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  • Shawny

    My dear, we have just gotta work on getting you more to look forward to in an evening.  ;  )
    This is akin to really, really missing that moderate Obama guy who never existed. 

  • Tennwriter

    Actually, Anamika is on a roll.  ‘You can’t beat something with nothing’ is the proverbial saying.  The American People, given a choice between a Socialist Scummy and an Empty
    Suit tend to pick the Scummy, because he’s at least for something.

  • Quartermaster

    Gary North likes that saying as well. Sadly, the libtards and regressives prove on a regular basis that the proverb often tunes out to false.

    They offer nothing, but wrap it in a way to appear to be something and the low info voters go for it. And Anamika is still insane.

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