Skip to comments.Romney’s 9%
Posted on 02/04/2012 10:48:29 AM PST by Starman417
Now that the Florida Primary is over and we have seen how effective a carpet bombing campaign of negative ads can be, I thought it would be interesting to see exactly who provided the ammunition to each of the combatants. By ammunition I mean money, lots of money. I expected to see what we all knew to be true; Romney has the run of a well-stocked military bases ammo dump, Newt Gingrich is a kid in the back yard who found his dads stash of illegal firecrackers.
Off to the web site OpenSecrets.org I go. A great place to find all sorts of nifty little facts and figures politicians like to avoid talking about or to crow over. Rooting around like a French pig looking for very expensive fungi, I came upon the numbers for both Romney and Gingrich. There are no real surprises here. Romney took in $56,465,509 far outdistancing Gingrichs $12,648,565, a 4-1 advantage. Anyone following the Republican Primary knew this was the case even if they were not aware of the exact numbers. Romney supporters are always sure to let you know how much more money Romney has then his opponents. What is amazing is this one statistic. With all the resources Romney has to gather in funds there is one statistic he loses to Gingrich. Its you and me.
By you and me I am referring to people who do not attend dinners that cost more per plate then our mortgages. We, for the most part, are working stiffs without thousands of dollars to blow on someones political ambitions. Its not that I would not like to be in such a position one day. I would surely welcome it as I think most honest people would agree. The reality is that for most of us that is not the case, and may never be. Still, with what little money we can afford to part with, Romney doesn't get as much of it as one would think.
Of what the OpenSecrets.org defines as Small Individual Contributions Gingrich took in $6,260,961 compared to Romneys $5,232,273. Not a huge lead that Gingrich has over Romney at first look. What is significant is the percentage of the total amount that these contributions are relative to the total amount of money raised by each candidate. For Gingrich Small Individual Contributions make up 49% of the total rose. For Romney, only 9%.
Armed with this knowledge, one can draw many conclusions and come away with as many questions. I will ask the obvious. Knowing that Small Individual Donors only comprise of 9% of Romneys total contribution intake, exactly how much influence can the little guy or gal have on the mans politics?
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
What’s STOPPING BIG DONORS from giving to Newt or Santorium?
Is it because the BIG and the LITTLE people have NO FAITH in them?
Is it because the BIG and the LITTLE people have NO FAITH in them?
We've got a Freeper begging for a zot!
Check his posting history.
Oh, since I don't agree with YOU and the MOB, I am now a “zot”?
I'm simply stating the OBVIOUS.
People with money are NOT throwing it at Newt or Santorium. Nor are people VOTING for them. Mitt has the MAJORITY of delegates. These are FACTS whether you like them or not. Scream, yell, unhinge like Newt but this is REALITY.
Your choices will be:
1. Do a write in third party that will SPLIT the vote and ensure Obama a win.
2. Sit home and pout and not vote for Mitt who WILL be the nominee.
3. Vote for Obama.
Yes, CHECK my history and note how long I have been here on FR. Do that. I will also state that I have NEVER seen FR is childish and intolerant and devoid of reality.
“What, do you think your longevity here at FreeRepublic gives you a free-ride with respect to your behavior? “
No. But you asked about me. My behavior is fine. It is yours that is questionable. You would LOVE to silence my comments because you do NOT like them. Your emotions are getting the better of you.
“Jim has made it quite clear that the type of nonsense you are posting this morning is verboten this election cycle on FreeRepublic. “
Last I heard from Jim was that FREEDOM OF SPEECH matters to him. Apparently it doesn’t matter to you!
Mitt will win and be the nominee for the GOP; like it or not. That is reality. THIS is what YOU do NOT LIKE.
What a compromise to evil is being virtually demanded by the GOP elites.
Soros has even Trump in his pocket (I would have thought Trump was too smart for that, but I hear tell his last bankruptcy was bailed out by Soros. If you have documentation of a different account, furnish it please).
Florida not only saw a well-funded sh*tstorm of lies about Newt by Mitt. It saw about a hundred times fewer Newt ads than Mitt ads. If mere cash determined the number of ads, Mitt should have had at most a 4:1 ad volume advantage.
We don’t need a sh*tstorm of lies about Barack Obama. The truths will suffice quite nicely. The plutocrat Mitt seems to have beamed in from Pluto. And has about as much real data about Earth as Plutonians would.
I think that was the point of the post
Nor are people VOTING for them. Mitt has the MAJORITY of delegates.
I believe I read that Gingrich would have the most delegates if Fl was split according to the April 1st RNC rules. (I think that is the date)
You know this but I’ll say it anyhow. People like to jump on the bandwagon for the ride with who or what they think will be the winner. But they tend to jump off quicker than they jump on when the wheels start to fall off. I’m with Newt all the way. The battle has just begun. Go Newt.
By my rough estimates, In Florida, Romney spent approx. $22 per vote and Gingrich spent $7.50.
Big bucks makes the difference when courting prospective voters.
Mitt will win and be the nominee for the GOP;
like it or not.
thats as far as he will get...
like it or not Obama will wipe the floor with him...
Trump probably worked a loan guarantee from the Mormon Brotherhood.
Maybe because The Donald is calling in favors?
Newt has raised a million dollars more in small donations than Mitt. That indicates that the “little” people have more faith in Newt than they do in Mittens.
I have no doubt that the big donors do not trust Newt to continue the gravy train and crony capitalism that is destroying our country. That’s why they are buying Mitt, just like they bought Obama.
They can afford to buy candidates and the media. But they can’t buy our votes and we do NOT have to vote for their purchased and preferred candidate.
We (the little people) can change the game, if we just stop drinking their big money kool aid.
Ann Coulter was not born a brainless blond bimbo—the GOP RINO establishment and their big government buddies on the Left have made you and her that way—assuming of course that you have hair or are even blond or if you have ever bimboed for that matter;)
I agree that mitt would in all likelihood lose against hussein. But would it matter if Mitt did eek out a win? No. Because there is ZERO difference between them.
Could you put more words in caps for me, as I have a hard time understanding without them. Thank you.
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