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Panic Time in Hopeville: GOP/Romney Report Record July Fundraising

Posted on | August 6, 2012 | 14 Comments

OK, the important thing here is $185.9 million cash on hand for the Republican team, because we know that (a) DNC fundraising is in the toilet, and (b) the Obama campaign’s “burn rate” in June was already unsustainable. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:

Team Obama was already more than $20 million down on cash-on-hand after June’s numbers, and with their burn rate, even a showing of fund-raising parity in July would probably put them further behind the eight-ball.

Three weeks before the GOP convention, the Romney campaign is clearly positioned to go toe-to-toe with Obama after Labor Day, when most people actually start paying attention. Now, if we can just talk Mitt into making Paul Ryan his VP pick . . .



14 Responses to “Panic Time in Hopeville: GOP/Romney Report Record July Fundraising”

  1. Paul Zummo
    August 6th, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    No Ryan! We need him in the House managing the budget, not shunted to the side as a Veep. I’m all in on picking a boring non-entity whose career is already over coughTimPawlentycough.

  2. PGlenn
    August 6th, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I’m confident of Romney’s chances, but you must really be confident if you recommend picking a “boring non-entity” for his running mate. First and foremost, SCOAMF must be sent packing.  

  3. Paul Zummo
    August 6th, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    The Vice President has always been a non-entity, with the exceptions of Gore and Cheney. I also think the electoral pull of the VP pick is almost negligible (with the exception of LBJ). Add it together, and it doesn’t make sense to select someone who is needed elsewhere.

  4. McGehee
    August 6th, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    Do we really want to risk diminishing the fiscally-sane caucus in Congress by relegating Paul Ryan to a bucket of warm piss?

  5. Mortimer Snerd
    August 6th, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    Hmmmm.  Wikipedia says Ryan voted for Medicare Part D, TARP, NCLB and the auto industry bailout.  But, hey, nobody’s perfect!

  6. Dave
    August 6th, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    It’s almost impossible for a VP to have any significant positive impact. A borning non-entity will not have a negative impact.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 6th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
  8. Quartermaster
    August 6th, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    That isn’t well thought out. Personnel is policy. Pick a boring nonentity and you show you aren’t much of a judge of “man flesh.” Picking some one like TPaw is a serious mistake. It shows you aren’t serious.

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  11. Thane_Eichenauer
    August 6th, 2012 @ 9:17 pm
  12. Karen
    August 7th, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    I wish the GOP would snap out of it and draft a true American leader in Tampa- John McCain connects with Love of Country like no one on the planet. I trust and know the man that is McCain. Who is Romney. He never looks sure of himself, and what does he stand for?

  13. Adjoran
    August 7th, 2012 @ 3:24 am

    It makes absolutely NO sense at all to take the prime budget-guru from the House and put him into an office which has been compared unfavorably to “a bucket of warm spit,” and for which he hasn’t the minimal qualification of having run any operation bigger than his congressional staff.

    We need an experienced administrator to underline the competence argument, which will sway more of the mush-minded swing voters than ideologically inspiring speeches.  Pawlenty is almost ideal – he had success in a blue state with a divided legislature, is strongly pro-life, is out of office so there is no potential seat lost, and is dull enough not to threaten the next GOP presidential field.

    In 2008, McCain needed to shake things up with a conservative firebrand like Palin.  In 2012, that’s the last thing that is needed.  Our message must be:  “It’s time for the adults to take over.”

    Conservative goals will be achieved by a conservative-controlled Congress, in the way the Founders envisioned.  No VP is going to have much effect on the race if he/she has no scandal in the closet.  Calling for someone to fire up the base is just stupid.

    If the base needs “firing up” to throw out Obama, we deserve to lose.  

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