66 million reasons why Obama does not have a fundraising problem.

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    Sorry to dissapoint you at the GOP who said Obama has problems with fundraising.

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama campaign confirms they raised $66 million in August - Blogs from CNN.com

    $66 MILLION DOLLARS.

    *Waits to see how certain members of the GOP will try and spin Obama's "money problems" now.*
     
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    I'm sure they'll try and spin this
     
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    That is onething, I don't think I ever said Obama has a problem with his rasing money Modbert. Actually, in that arena he is pretty smart about how it goes about rasing money using new web based tools in order to make it easier for someone to donate. However, the only thing I have mentined about Obama and money is his many pledges on the public financing thing, then at the last min. deciding not to, just more validation on the man, at least to me. As for funds though, I'm pretty sure, that the Republicans will raise about the same amount as the Democrats all told when it's all said and done. You won't see McCain out there begging people to go to his website because he ran out of money I can assure you on that one. So hopefully the dems, are not counting on that. As a matter of fact at last check during this election cycle. the Republicans total raised is 456 million vs. 416 million for the dems. So got no worries there.
     
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    And there is the spin ladies and gentlemen!

    Barack Obama has raised more then John McCain.

    Obama didn't want to fall for the same trap that Kerry did in 04 with public financing. He is for it, but realizes it's totally tilted towards the Republican.

    And I don't see Obama out there begging people to go to his website because he "ran out of money."

    Did you see how much Obama has on hand?

    :cuckoo:
     
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    you might want to look up "spin" in your dictionary,because navy's post wasn't it.
    your little riff on why Obama flipflopped on public financing: that's spin.

    study up, there'll be a quiz later
     
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    That's not spin, that's what Obama stated.

    Navy said "you won't see McCain out there begging people to go to his website because he ran out of money I can assure you on that one."

    And this:

    As a matter of fact at last check during this election cycle. the Republicans total raised is 456 million vs. 416 million for the dems. So got no worries there.

    That's what had me going :wtf:. (The 1st one anyway, the 2nd one was just bringing how the GOP is "still better" in fundraising.)

    All I heard in one thread and across the board for the last few weeks was that "Obama is having problems raising problem", "expect fundraising problems for Obama",etc.

    Barack Obama has raised more then John McCain.

    Barack Obama is not begging people to go to his website because he ran out of money supposedly.

    A topic that is about how much he earned this month had public financing dragged into it.
     
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    Robert, I didn't spin a thing on that last post, except for the fact, I might have added a little extra Obama negative in there, all true however. Not spin though. Spin would be. me saying, something like at the beginning of Aug he had 65.6 million dollars cash on hand, and now he has 77 million so did he actually raise 66 million? Now thats spin. see what I mean.
     
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    Modbert, also I meant to leave with your the impression that unlike Obama's last opponent, i.e. Hillary, don't worry too much about Republican financing abilities,because in the end I think you will find we match up pretty well.
     
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    I see what you mean but you threw a couple negative Obama remarks in there and then brought up public financing.

    That issue has been debated to death. You either think he did the right thing or didn't. Neither of us is going to change the others mind on that.

    And to your last comment, I don't know how much he exactly had at the beginning of August, if it was 65.6 million in cash then it was. Yes, he did actually raise 66 million though because of after expenses, ads,etc he had a certain amount left.

    However, he isn't going to be begging anyone anytime soon to go to his website because he is supposedly out of money.

    Another thing I'm wondering, will the people who said he had a fundraising problem, step up and admit they were wrong? :doubt:
     
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    The parties themselves will match up pretty well.

    However I think we can both agree that Obama continues to shock plenty of people by raising record high after record high. With scores of new donors and of course the ones who have already been behind him.

    Win, Lose, Or Draw he has certainly rewrote the blueprint on how to Campaign for money when running for POTUS.
     

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