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Oh my: Romney raises $10.25 million in a day (Who are the people giving?)
Hotair ^ | 05/16/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/16/2011 6:22:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

America’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is … Mitt Romney?

The all-but-declared Republican presidential contender, who has kept his head low for much of the year as he collected cash, raised $10.25 million in a single day Monday after bringing together his network of wealthy donors to dial for dollars in a city with no shortage of them. It’s a hefty one-day total that Romney’s team hopes will show his strength in the emerging GOP field…

During his 2008 run for the GOP nomination, Romney used more than $40 million of his own money to pay for campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire. Victories there never materialized, and Romney ended up losing the nomination to McCain.

Romney launched that bid with a phone bank fundraiser in Boston in which 400 supporters and Romney raised more than $6.5 million. But while that event was open to reporters, Romney’s camp was much more guarded this time in Las Vegas. Aides refused to allow reporters into the phone bank room, and they wouldn’t say how much his second White House bid would cost.

Says John Podhoretz, “I remember when Romney raised $6.5 million in one day in 2007. That really worked.” His team claimed this morning that they expected to raise only $2-3 million, but those expectations were as genuine as GOP spin doctors last fall declaring that any net gain in the House over, oh, say, 20 seats would be a big deal. The lower the bar is set, the more impressive the high-hurdling seems. The thing is, Romney doesn’t need to flex his muscles with this; everyone understands that fundraising is his big strength, thanks to a stable of wealthy donors. And doing it via the same sort of event he held four years ago only invites the sort of comparison made by J-Pod about his chances.

I guess he figured that after months of bad press on the right about RomneyCare and how his frontrunner status is paper thin, it was time to force the media to say something positive. Meanwhile, though, with Huckabee now out and Iowa suddenly in play, there’s pressure on him to get in the race there and prove that he can win even in social-con strongholds — and a big fundraising day like this only increases that pressure. If he’s lapping the field on money, there’s less of an excuse him for not to compete, which means ironically that by trying to set the bar low this morning for his fundraising haul, he’s inadvertently now set it higher for states like Iowa and South Carolina where he’ll have a tough time winning.


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1 posted on 05/16/2011 6:22:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He spent more than any of the republican in 08 and even dipped into his own pocket and still could not win, even against the likes of old McPain and Huckaberry....don’t worry, 2012 will be worst.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 6:24:17 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SeekAndFind
(Who are the people giving?)

dimbulbRATs?

3 posted on 05/16/2011 6:25:20 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: SeekAndFind

My fear is that these contributors are the same crony capitalists who have benefited from the Obama administration. They are covering their bets.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 6:26:48 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

>(Who are the people giving?)

Holder, Clinton, Bush, Obama et al.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 6:26:48 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

BP, GE, GM, UAW... anyone who wants to see the GOP lose in 2012...


6 posted on 05/16/2011 6:27:03 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: SeekAndFind

COnservatives have got to find a willing and viable candidate now, and back that person. The longer conservatives fight amongst themselves over their favorite candidates, the more likely we’ll end up with another McCain-type nominee.

Levin was pining for Rick Perry tonight. I guess he might be a great candidate, if he actually enters the race. I went through the whole begging someone to run for office in 2008 with Fred Thompson. Not sure I want to do that again — you need a candidate who is chomping at the bit to run, who can’t wait to get into the race, not someone who you have to beg to run and then waits forever.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 6:28:15 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

RE: you need a candidate who is chomping at the bit to run, who can’t wait to get into the race, not someone who you have to beg to run and then waits forever.


Well if this is so, where’s Sarah Palin at this point in time? Do people have to beg her to run?


8 posted on 05/16/2011 6:30:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who gave? The people who hate Sarah Palin. The GOP Estabishment.


9 posted on 05/16/2011 6:32:52 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: South40

I would imagine he has a lot of support from his fellow Mormons, many of whom are wealthy. It makes sense.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 6:34:06 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I went through the whole begging someone to run for office in 2008 with Fred Thompson

Thompson just didn't have enough energy to run...

11 posted on 05/16/2011 6:36:34 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: SeekAndFind

If it came down to Obama vs Romney, I’d begrudgingly vote for Romney.


12 posted on 05/16/2011 6:36:34 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“(Who are the people giving?)”

Liberals and fools with more money than brains!


13 posted on 05/16/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: SeekAndFind

The unions!


14 posted on 05/16/2011 6:38:59 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Pepper spray smells like oranges!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT; Clintonfatigued; unkus

“Levin was pining for Rick Perry tonight.”

Gov. Hair just might be the person. The current crop of choices ain’t cutting the mustard.

Perry/Bachmann? I can live with it.


15 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:00 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Rudder

“If it came down to Obama vs Romney, I’d begrudgingly vote for Romney.”

I will withold my vote foe President!


16 posted on 05/16/2011 6:40:02 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: South40
Romney raises...

(Who are the people giving?)

Romney.

17 posted on 05/16/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: dalereed
Wall Street and Hedge funds are pouring money to Roomey. I will vote for hom over Obama but holding my nose and he better pick a REAL Conservative as VP.
18 posted on 05/16/2011 6:41:15 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Pining_4_TX

And I would imagine that you are correct in your assessment. Plenty of wealthy Mormons have given and will give him oodles of cash, but he will never occupy the White House. His connection to the church of Joseph (presidential campaign of 1844) and Brigham (first governor of Utah) will be more than enough to sink him. Even if the republicans were deluded enough to nominate him, the general election would be a wipe out.


19 posted on 05/16/2011 6:42:33 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Rudder
If it came down to Obama vs Romney, I’d begrudgingly vote for Romney.

If it came down to Obama or Romney I'd write in Zaphod Beeblebrox.

20 posted on 05/16/2011 6:46:00 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Belteshazzar

Even if the republicans were deluded enough to nominate him, the general election would be a wipe out.


Leave it up to the RNC to do what they can to get him nominated.


21 posted on 05/16/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by unkus
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To: SeekAndFind

I would think that you’d prefer a candidate who acted strategically. Why rush things?

As the saying goes: “Don’t shoot, until you see the whites of their eyes.” And: “keep your powder dry”. It seems to me that Sarah is following those maxims. Those with an itchy trigger finger are likely to find themselves short of ammo, before the battle is over.


22 posted on 05/16/2011 6:52:38 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SeekAndFind
This election WILL NOT be about who can SPEND the MOST MONEY.

We may see enormous monies spent but the focus will center on LEADERSHIP and INTEGRITY.

Neither ROMNEY nor OBOZO have enough money to BUY either.

23 posted on 05/16/2011 6:53:43 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: SeekAndFind
Do people have to beg her to run? <<<

LOL..Nope!...shes gonna teach the country how to become President of the United States on a dime when all others spend a dollar......think about it...What a wonderful lesson ...Its about your beliefs...not your money...

24 posted on 05/16/2011 6:59:28 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind

Those who want to see Obama win a second term...


25 posted on 05/16/2011 7:03:13 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All it takes is money to win the election. Just ask President Perot and President Forbes.


26 posted on 05/16/2011 7:04:52 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who's giving to this RINO?

The left (he was elected by MASS. voters, so he can't be THAT bad).

The Mormons.

RINO-lovers.

Morons fooled by his slick talk and looks.

27 posted on 05/16/2011 7:04:52 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: JimSEA

“My fear is that these contributors are the same crony capitalists who have benefited from the Obama administration.”

That’s your answer.


28 posted on 05/16/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The New Normal. Same As The Old Awful.)
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To: SeekAndFind
It doesn't matter how much money RINOs raise.

It belongs to Sarah.

Period.

29 posted on 05/16/2011 7:07:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: JimSEA
My fear is that these contributors are the same crony capitalists who have benefited from the Obama administration. They are covering their bets.

I don't think you are far off the mark!

Think AMA (Obama/Romney-care), LGBTQW&P(wacked&perverted) crowd, as well as all of the hard line leftist union thugs of Mass!

30 posted on 05/16/2011 7:17:11 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles"..... Fr. A. Saenz)
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To: SeekAndFind

John Connally raised $11 million, then a huge sum, for his presidential run in 1980, and won only one Republican delegate.

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31 posted on 05/16/2011 7:32:19 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: JimSEA
"My fear is that these contributors are the same crony capitalists who have benefited from the Obama administration. They are covering their bets."

________________________________________________

This is exactly what is happening.
32 posted on 05/16/2011 7:37:54 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Rudder

If the choice is 0bama or Romney I might just stay home.

Romney and his Mormon brainwashing are an abomination.


33 posted on 05/16/2011 7:38:31 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh my: Romney raises $10.25 million — in a day (Who are the people giving?)

Democrats, liberals, the media


34 posted on 05/16/2011 7:43:55 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Rudder
If it came down to Obama vs Romney, I’d begrudgingly vote for Romney.

It seems to me, judging by the past, that if Romney was the next 4-year or even 8-year GOP pres, there's a very high probability that three things would happen:

1. Voters would become more cynical and angry, and the challenge of "There's not a dime's bit of difference between Republicans and Democrats" would be harder and harder to argue. This would lead even MORE so to --

2. A Congress moved to the left in the mid-terms, as voters become more apathetic and discouraged at their lack of real alternatives to big and expanding government.

3. The next Democrat president would make Obama look centrist.

I know Rush said he'd vote for Elmer Fudd if he ran against Obama. I wonder ... if Joe Leiberman switched parties and ran against Obama, would that Fudd be judged an improvement for future prospects?

Say a truly CONTRASTING GOP candidate got the nod, such as Palin. Someone who made it clear: My Republican party is where you come if you want to vote for less government, reduced government, getting the government monkey off your back. The less the government, the bigger the citizen. The more freedom to prosper and do right, as America has for the past 200 years.

Say she runs and loses. Do you seriously think she wouldn't become more powerful, especially as the ONLY way Obama could win would be through the usual manufactured, ginned, organized, and fraudulent vote campaign that is how a minority of liberals has seized power over the American majority, which is made up of conservatives? Say she lost. Probabilities are that two things would happen:

1. The Republican party would become more attractive to angry Americans clamoring for a real alternative, Palin would become more attractive and viewed as a leader.

2. Congress and the Republican party would make a much harder turn to the right during the mid terms.

3. Obama, or whatever other idiot liberal gets the Dem nomination for 2012, in the White House, is demonized all the more by the real people in this country, who are getting wise to the MSM spin. And they ARE. I read the comments. It seems pretty obvious that Obama, liberalism, and a biased press are loathed and held in contempt by the majority of our fellow Americans.

Just because the MSM, including FOX news, doesn't project their voices, doesn't mean that majority isn't there.

As far as I'm concerned, someone LIKE Palin, and by that I mean a Republican who holds high the banner "The Republican party is the place to go for limiting intrusive government and letting you take more responsibility for yourself" -- someone who truly gives Americans, the majority, who are yearing for it, a real alternative -- someone like that gets the GOP nomination and runs, WE WIN EITHER WAY.

If you vote for Elmer Fudd, you're going to get Toon Town. And the next "Obama" is going to be Judge Doom.

35 posted on 05/16/2011 7:46:01 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Bigtigermike
Why does everyone BELIEVE he got this money in one day ??

Was there a CPA firm confirming the money count on the site or do we now believe Media Press Releases as facts NOW????

Lets see the Proof !

36 posted on 05/16/2011 8:18:15 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Mitt positioned to take this election cycle’s title of “Democrats Favorite RINO”?


37 posted on 05/16/2011 8:51:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: SeekAndFind

The people giving to Mittens are DEMOCRATS.


38 posted on 05/16/2011 11:49:45 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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