November 25, 2008, - 9:50 am

More Saint Obama Mythology Debunked: About Those Campaign Contributions

By Debbie Schlussel
Aren’t you glad they “clarifying” their fake reporting after the election and that they spun the tales before the election? There’s a a fitting male sexual dysfunction term that describes this well:

Despite attracting millions of new contributors to his campaign, President-elect Barack Obama received about the same percentage of his total political funds from small donors as President Bush did in 2004, according to a study released today by the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.
The analysis undercuts Obama’s claim that his supporters “changed the way campaigns are funded” by reducing the influence of special-interest givers.


“The myth is that money from small donors dominated Barack Obama’s finances,” said Michael Malbin, the institute’s executive director. “The reality of Obama’s fundraising was impressive, but the reality does not match the myth.”
About $156 million, or a quarter of Obama’s record-shattering campaign account, came from donors of $200 or less, according to the institute’s analysis of federal election reports through Oct. 15. That compares with $205 million, or about a third, from those who gave between $2,300 and $4,600, the maximum allowed by law.
Forty-eight percent of Obama’s total take came from donors of $1,000 or more, compared with 56% for John Kerry and 60% for both Bush and John McCain, the analysis found.
The small-donor percentage is lower than figures previously reported in news stories because the institute’s analysis accounted for people who gave several small donations over the course of the election that added up to a larger sum, Malbin said.

Yup, this man who marketed himself as the “man of the people” is just another average man of the fatcats. Nothin’ special about him except the degree of fertilizer that went unchallenged until it was too late.

2 Responses

Far far too much went unchallenged until it was too late … even today much remains unchallenged. I’m still rooting for full disclosure of the BHO birth records … that oughta cause quite a stir throughout his kingdom.
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan

Jimmy on November 25, 2008 at 10:44 am

I think there was much hype about COBRAMA and all the free publicity he got on all the networks. As much as I despise COBRAMA and the left they did change how the game is played or well Axelrod changed the game. There is no doubt he had a technological advantage over McCain and he got a lot of countless volunteer work. McCain didnt truly connect with the base and didnt get the “foot soldiers” required to do the volunteer work Bush had in 2000 and 2004. Four years ago I was contracted to work on the campaign to protect traditional marriage in Ohio at the same time we registered many Republicans. The enthusiasm for Bush was much more apparent than for McCain. Our campaign managers instructed us to go into very rural counties near Kentucky and Indiana and keep going on with the signature gathering even as we passed our goal. The point was to keep registering more and more Republicans while collecting signatures for the ballot at the same time getting the necessary adresses and phone numbers for immediate contact. It was a wedge issue that I believe won Ohio for Bush. I remember seeing Bush bumper stickers everywhere. I rarely saw a McCain bumper sticker this year. My McCain bumper sticker got vandalized twice this year.
Having worked in Colorado, Nevada, Washington State and Arizona this year, the enthusiasm gap was oceans apart. Most people voting for McCain felt it was their duty to block COBRAMA. Unfortunately any Republican running had the yoke of Bush hanging from their neck and may not have mattered.
Hopefully the Republicans won’t underestimate their enemy as much as they may not like them. A lot of the young bright minds are on the liberal side. They have a lot of tech savvy people who can mobilize their side efficiently and that is what is not on our side. A young face like Bobby Jindal who can speak to that demographic would be a great start.
If Palin ends up on any ticket, as much as I like her story, I am voting Libertarian or independent. She is a recipe for disaster.

californiascreaming on November 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

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