. How about we start this off with a fitting song: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrFChQUQihE]the thrill is gone - B.B. KING - YouTube[/ame] I like the excuses made for this drop, they bring forth a good laugh. Contributions to Obama and the Democratic National Committee combined were down 30 percent last month compared with January four years ago. Together they raised $29.1 million in January. That is down from $41.7 million in January 2008. Throw that in with how even though Mitt Romney has not even won the Republican nomination, and he is leading Obama by 4 points in Gallup, things are not looking good for the DNC or Obama. Obama donations fall short of 2008 - Boston.com .