Barack, Whining For Dollars

Got an email from my President today. He sounds a little panicky to me.

Ross — {yeah, we’re on a first-name basis}

I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have so far.

I’m not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous outside groups — I’m talking about the Romney campaign itself. Those outside groups just add even more to the underlying problem.

The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn’t hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney’s campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.

{I’m afraid you’ll be last to find out why.}

And, again, that’s not including the massive outside spending by super PACs and front groups funneling up to an additional billion dollars into ads trashing me, you, and everything we believe in.

{No, it’s just you Barack. And your idea of the relationship between the government and the people.}

We can be outspent and still win — but we can’t be outspent 10 to 1 and still win.

More than 2.2 million Americans have already chipped in for us, and I’m so grateful for it. As we face this week’s fundraising deadline, can you make a donation of $3 or more today?

Every donation you make today automatically enters you to join Michelle and me for one of the last grassroots dinners of this campaign — today is your last chance to get your name in.

{Speaking of that. What did the ‘winners’ of the dinner party in Manhattan have to say to you about their ideas to fix the economy?}

These dinners represent how we do things differently. My opponent spent this past weekend at a secretive retreat for the biggest donors to both his campaign and the super PACs that support him.

I’ve got other responsibilities I’m attending to.

{Like the illegal immigration catch and release program. Trying to find out who is leaking national defense secrets while attempting to cover up the Fast & Furious investigation by illegally applying your executive privilege.}

Donate today to stand for our kind of politics: {emphasis added}

Thank you,



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