Posted on | July 10, 2012 | 20 Comments
[T]he 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).
Keep that in mind when you read this:
Senior White House adviser David Plouffe on Tuesday accused wealthy Mitt Romney supporters of trying to “purchase the White House,” one day after the presumptive GOP nominee announced a $106 million June fundraising haul that stunned the Obama campaign.
“You’ve got a few very wealthy people lining up trying to purchase the White House for Mr. Romney,” said Plouffe on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We’re going to have to have everybody out there who wants the president to continue to a second term to step up and help the campaign.”
Romney and the RNC had a good month in June, but I guarantee you this: When the June FEC reports are released later this month, Obama will still have more cash on hand than Romney, and the FEC reports will show Obama’s campaign out-spent Romney’s campaign in June, just as they’ve outspent Romney every month since February.
Seriously: Even while Romney was fighting tooth-and-nail in a three-way GOP primary battle against Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, his campaign still spent less than $12.4 million in February, compared to nearly $12.6 million Obama’s campaign spent in February.
Yet David Plouffe, sitting atop a vast mountain of campaign cash, expects us to believe that there are no ”wealthy people lining up” for Obama!