Skip to comments.Obama Euphoria Dwindling; 2008 Donators Not Giving In 2012
Posted on 06/04/2012 10:34:32 AM PDT by Starman417
Looks like all those Obama fanatics that gave and gave and gave some more in 2008 aren't feeling it this time around:
In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics.
That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic disappointment and alienation. According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 537,806 people have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isnt simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month.
Interviews with dozens of those drop-off donors reveal the stories of Democrats who still plan to pull the lever for the president, but whose support has gone from fervent to lukewarm, or whose economic circumstances have left them without money to spare. The interviews and the data are the substance of an enthusiasm gap spurred by the distance between the promise of the campaign and the reality of governing, one that has begun to deepen Democratic gloom about this Novembers election.
Oh, they still support Obama....but for some reason they're not as enthusiastic about him anymore. Or could it be because of his disastrous policies they are just poorer and can't afford it:
Financially, I had more money back then than I do today, said Greg Holmes, who works in the technology sector in Cedar Park, Texas, and gave $550 last cycle. Ill vote for him, but I probably wont give any money.
I dont have as much money, said Ann Walling, a retired Episcopal priest from Franklin, Tenn. who donated $1,900 to Obama in 08. Money aside though, Walling is still pledging her vote to Obama. For the most part Im very happy with him, she said.
Ive had to kind of back off my charity giving, said Leah Jones, a retired clinical microbiologist from Langdon, Kan., who gave $1,200 last cycle but said shes been driven to the financial brink by a sons illness, and hasnt even paid her income taxes yet.
Ive been really anxious to see where were going to go on the health care plan under Obama, Jones said. I need to be able to get insurance for my son with his preexisting conditions.
Ha. Priceless. They aren't donating because they need to budget in this day and age. But they WILL still vote for the man who hasn't submitted a budget in 3 years.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
Sign should read: “On the Road to Hell”.
Happy days are here again.
The Hollywood types will still give. I think Sarah Jessica Parker is having a fundraiser.
Great quotes in this article. Amazing how stupid some people are.
Money was very important to the Baraqqis in 08 because he was an unknown and they had to do a big sell job.
In 2012 we have two candidates that are totally familiar to voters and the election will really only be contested in a few states like Oh, Fl, NC, Va, and perhaps a few others.
Stupid isn’t the word for it. If these idiots don’t have money to send him this time around, what makes them think they’ll have any money if he is elected another 4 years?
Just plain ignorance. Maybe ignorance is bliss???
IIRC, he was raking it in....$5.00 at a crack. Let’s see the stats on the $5.00 to $50.00 bracket.
My guess? Most of Obama’s money is going to come in from overseas credit cards again. He just needs enough useful idiots like the ones in the article to give him cover.
Not true. He HAS submitted budgets, including this year. Too bad for him that NOBODY in Congress, including Democrats, has voted "yea" on them.
Mighty stupid people, but of course, they're Democrats, so calling them stupid is an oxymoron.
“Donators”? Really? Please tell me that’s a self-applied term coined by one of his prior donors.
People who won’t give money also won’t give time. That means fewer “get out the vote” workers to drive people to the polls. Transportation can mean everything in some of these districts, even more so with gas prices skyrocketing.
The longer the Obama Depression lasts, the harder it is for people to justify squandering money.
Best news I’ve heard all day.
"Reduntantly, I add extra adverbs that aren't necessary, but I'm still voting for the guy who made me more poorer with less money than I had when I had more money and was wealthier."
They no longer have $200 to give. They only have change.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
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