Obama is destroying the party. He is a traitor to the party. Will he not also be a traitor to the country?Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid
Geez, wasn’t it yesterday that we were treated to celebratory titles of the “biggest fundraising ever”? Today, a different tune:
Seems this will be a schadenfreude story on so many levels…First, the people who dragged the losing Obama over the finish line get their due. But wait, there’s more:Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a personal appeal to Barack Obama: Help me grow the Democrats’ Senate majority by sharing some of the $77 million you’ve got in the bank.
Obama’s campaign said no.
So, the flip-flopping Obama - the one who once was going to sue McCain for NOT accepting public financing is seeing the result of yet another brilliant judgment. Could this get any better?Obama raised a record-setting $66 million in August, leaving his campaign with about $77 million in cash now. Because he has turned down public financing, he can keep raising money through Election Day. John McCain, having accepted public financing, can’t do that — but he already has the $84 million in public money in his campaign coffers.
yes, it can:
You mean the party that didn’t diss half of their base raised more money than the one who did? Who would have thunk it?More importantly, McCain will get substantial help from the Republican National Committee — which has dramatically outraised its Democratic counterpart — and the Republican Party’s state and local committees.
And what about those superdelegates who went for the money instead of the better candidate who could win?
Democrats on Capitol Hill have grumbled for months that it has been hard to orchestrate campaign events and appearances with the Obama campaign. One Democratic strategist said the campaign frequently turns down requests to have Obama appear with a Democratic incumbent or challenger, and that the events that do happen come only after some “very heavy lifting.”