Skip to comments.Obama urges supporters to regain 2008 energy
Posted on 06/30/2011 10:58:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
PHILADEPHIA (AP) Even as President Barack Obama's re-election effort is powering toward an impressive early fundraising haul, campaign officials are trying to reassure donors who have concerns about a range of policy decisions and pace of change during Obama's first term.
Some top donors and even members of Obama's campaign team say that to replicate the success of 2008, the president and his advisers must reassure the fundraising community on a number of issues, from regulations on Wall Street to the Middle East peace process to the president's refusal to endorse gay marriage.
"It's not unfair to say the donor base, at least the significant-to-large donor base, has questions," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, told reporters Thursday. But he said Obama "has good answers for all of them."
Obama seemed to acknowledge the dampened expectations Thursday during a fundraiser in Philadelphia, telling campaign donors that he knew there would be setbacks in governing, just like he faced setbacks during his campaign in 2008. But he appealed to supporters to show the same vigor they did more than two years ago to send him to victory.
"I understand that sometimes generating the same energy is difficult," he said at an event later. "We've gone through two years of very difficult work." He then added, with a chuckle: "My hair is grayer. I'm not as young and vibrant as I was."
Obama's team hopes to raise $60 million for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee when the latest fundraising quarter ends Thursday. Obama and the Republicans competing for the GOP nomination will file quarterly reports that will be disclosed by mid-July, offering the first extended look at each campaign's financial health.
Obama is expected to demonstrate a whopping fundraising advantage over the entire GOP field....
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The insignificant donor base, however, is as happy as a herd of especially dimwitted clams.
No can do. The kool-aid is stale.
“The insignificant donor base, however, is as happy as a herd of especially dimwitted clams.”
A balanced intake of crack, pot, and malt liquor will do that.
Oh Yeah, party like... party like... party like.... OK, well, party like 1978.
More promises of “Hope and Change” in 5..4..3..2..
Oh yeah, that might work again.
The Billion Dollar Man, suddenly has no clothes.
Handing out a billion in mortgate loans that don’t necessarily have to be paid back, pigford and amnesty should re-energize the barbarian base nicely. And he still has over a yr left to plunder and pillage the other people.
Thankfully Obama is such a pompous, arrogant & obvious socialist ass that his true colors have been revealed by his “Audacity of Me”. I don't know a single person with a positive thing to say about Mr Me, My, I, Obama.
You REALLY can't fix stupid.
What? Another ‘HOPEYDOPEYCHANGEY’?? Those same idiots back in HS and college in 08 are now part of the unemployed grad line.
I’m bored with this man’s cardboard oratory, his paper shell achievements, his penchant for turning Presidential settings into partisan attacks, his juvenile false comparisons, his detatched inability to understand any further than his teleprompter and speechwriters.
His donor base is catching on...and so is his staff.
That's his *Flash* constituency.
And don’t forget the Crack convicted felons who will get early release thanks to the Feds they can now join the party!
Does this dipstick actually believe that he can demand enthusiasm?
>”Does this dipstick actually believe that he can demand enthusiasm?”<
Why yes, he does.
Naw, he'll just try to buy it where he can. His constituency are easily bought.
The Hopium hangover has arrived, and the dog has no hair left.
Luckily, the fool thinks his only chance is to get the debt limit increased so he can buy some more.
Even if, it will do no good, the roots are gone.
The only real questions are: Will his owners be smart enough to get another dog? And would it matter if they did?
Oh crap. Supporters all outta gas? Why not get you some of them HopeyChangey windmills and solar panels to energize your base, Barry?
Says this AP reporter, right after quoting Obama on the stump, begging his supporters to get energized.
His expectations sound just like the smoke Obama was blowing up America's skirt during the Stimulus debates. Right up there with Baghdad Bob.
What a maroon.
Well said ri4dc!
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Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 568 days as of July 1, 2011.
2008....was that back when unemployment was 6%, gas was $1.80 a gallon, and we were not running annual deficits of $1 trillion for three years in a row?
Does Fidel give six hour speeches?
His supporters are just too busy getting their cars tuned up and checking the air pressure in their tires.
“C’mon, pepple. Do it for meeeeee!!!!”
Consisting mostly of protection money and quid-pro-quos....If it looks like he'll lose he won't even get that.
They shot their load with the 2008 fiasco and what did they get - the hands down worst president in the Nation’s history.
Just what we need - more hope and change. He’s going to need every penny he can raise. Gotta have some “walkin’ around handout money” to get the leeches to the polls.