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Obama urges supporters to regain 2008 energy
Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 1, 2011 1:08 AM EDT | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 2008; campaign; donors
"It's not unfair to say the donor base, at least the significant-to-large donor base, has questions...."

The insignificant donor base, however, is as happy as a herd of especially dimwitted clams.

1 posted on 06/30/2011 10:58:22 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

No can do. The kool-aid is stale.


2 posted on 06/30/2011 11:00:05 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: Hunton Peck

“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.


3 posted on 06/30/2011 11:01:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Oh Yeah, party like... party like... party like.... OK, well, party like 1978.


4 posted on 06/30/2011 11:10:23 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


5 posted on 06/30/2011 11:11:27 PM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, ROTUS Meet the Hermanator)
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To: Hunton Peck; All

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.


6 posted on 06/30/2011 11:17:24 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Hunton Peck
He won because the media propped up the myth that he is a man above partisan politics. Foolish independents and young to old republicans bought into this false image.

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.

7 posted on 06/30/2011 11:17:24 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Hunton Peck
I already have my Letter to the Editor written should Obama get reelected in 2012.

Editor,

You REALLY can't fix stupid.

Sincerely,
K.C.

8 posted on 06/30/2011 11:18:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

What? Another ‘HOPEYDOPEYCHANGEY’?? Those same idiots back in HS and college in 08 are now part of the unemployed grad line.


9 posted on 06/30/2011 11:20:32 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


10 posted on 06/30/2011 11:21:57 PM PDT by plangent
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To: TwoSwords
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.

That's his *Flash* constituency.

11 posted on 06/30/2011 11:24:11 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Psalm 144

And don’t forget the Crack convicted felons who will get early release thanks to the Feds they can now join the party!


12 posted on 06/30/2011 11:27:52 PM PDT by funfan
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To: The Cajun

Does this dipstick actually believe that he can demand enthusiasm?


13 posted on 06/30/2011 11:41:12 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

>”Does this dipstick actually believe that he can demand enthusiasm?”<

Why yes, he does.


14 posted on 06/30/2011 11:47:47 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: WVNan
Does this dipstick actually believe that he can demand enthusiasm?

Naw, he'll just try to buy it where he can. His constituency are easily bought.

15 posted on 06/30/2011 11:48:13 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Hunton Peck

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?


16 posted on 06/30/2011 11:49:50 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Hunton Peck
"I understand that sometimes generating the same energy is difficult," he said...

Oh crap. Supporters all outta gas? Why not get you some of them HopeyChangey windmills and solar panels to energize your base, Barry?

17 posted on 06/30/2011 11:50:48 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hunton Peck
"Obama is expected to demonstrate a whopping fundraising advantage over the entire GOP field...."

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.

18 posted on 06/30/2011 11:56:27 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hunton Peck
"We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For."


19 posted on 07/01/2011 12:13:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: ri4dc
The Billion Dollar Man, suddenly has no clothes.

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Well said ri4dc!

'Bad For Business' -- Zer0's new 2012 campaign theme.

Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 568 days as of July 1, 2011.

Gone2013
Zer0 accountability. Zer0 transparency. Zer0 responsibility.

20 posted on 07/01/2011 1:10:04 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Hunton Peck

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?


21 posted on 07/01/2011 3:18:54 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Kickass Conservative

Does Fidel give six hour speeches?


22 posted on 07/01/2011 3:46:17 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

His supporters are just too busy getting their cars tuned up and checking the air pressure in their tires.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 3:48:33 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Hunton Peck

“C’mon, pepple. Do it for meeeeee!!!!”


24 posted on 07/01/2011 4:19:45 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Obama is expected to demonstrate a whopping fundraising advantage over the entire GOP field....

Consisting mostly of protection money and quid-pro-quos....If it looks like he'll lose he won't even get that.

25 posted on 07/01/2011 4:24:58 AM PDT by wayoverontheright (The Democratic Party is trying to end "the private sector as we know it".)
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To: Hunton Peck
You cannot catch lightning in a bottle twice... and obama... you were a one hit wonder... time life might include your song on their “Best commie hits of the 2000’s"... in about 20 years!

LLS

26 posted on 07/01/2011 4:35:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Hunton Peck

They shot their load with the 2008 fiasco and what did they get - the hands down worst president in the Nation’s history.


27 posted on 07/01/2011 4:46:12 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Hunton Peck

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.


28 posted on 07/01/2011 4:53:44 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Hunton Peck
True leaders generate energy by their actions whereas dolts like him instruct others to magically become energetic. Maybe he and the family should just head out on a worldwide farewell tour for the next 18 months.
29 posted on 07/01/2011 6:11:24 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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