Skip to comments.The Permanent Campaign: Failed President Held More Fundraisers Than Previous 5 Presidents Combined
Posted on 04/29/2012 7:10:54 PM PDT by lbryce
Original Title:The Permanent Campaign: Failed President Has Held More Fundraisers Than Previous 5 Presidents Combined
Lets look at the bright side. When hes out there shaking down his fatcat supporters hes not actually working, so theres the chance hes actually doing less damage. But I guess in keeping with his adoring media we can call this historic and unprecedented.
Barack Obama has already held more fundraising events to build cash for his re-election bid than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.
The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the Presidents Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.
Doherty, who has compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.
Since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in 1980, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004.
Cant wait to see how many golf outings hes had in comparison with his predecessors. Thatll be another record-breaker, no doubt.
His presidency has been all about winning Term #2. In that term, he won’t have to hold a single fund raising event and concentrate fully on destroying what’s left of the US.
If Obama gets a second term, Free Republic will be shut down when he goes after free speech, especially on the internet. Obama and his thugs will also come after our guns, because disarming us will complete the process of turning us from citizens to slaves. The Muslim Marxist is incredibly dangerous, and not to be underestimated. He will have a billion dollars at his disposal, and the help of the left wing media.
That is until he decides to confiscate it.
Better to hoard guns and ammo. It'll be worth more in the end.
That's not even counting food & lodging for everyone when it's not a day trip.
He's not worth a red cent - but that's what we get from the dunces who elected him.
He loves spending other peoples' money while stashing his own.
But, we’ve got ROMNEY!!!
Well, he sure knows how to use the government wellfare system
He’s writing checks his ego can’t cash...
At the end of Obama’s second term you will be on your knees praying for a Romney.
At the beginning of Obama's second term, you will be on your knees praying for a Palin, Gingrich or a Paul. As will I...
Is integrity, conservatism, and constitutionalism so shameful that we have to pimp Romney --aiming for the 'middle'-- and hope democRATs vote for our guy? Really?
From where I sit, Obama is so terribly bad that we should have been able to take the country far right...
...but instead, we aim for a 'middle' -- which has been moved into the pink zone? Really?
I am loaded for bear, awaiting the ultimate and final erradiaction of all individual freedom from what was once a magnet to all freedom seeking people of the planet.
People no longer seem capable of comprehending the concept of individual freedom, and for this fact I am very, very sad. Once the U.S.A. is gone, they all go -- and the masses don't seem to care. So be it.
What we need is, some HOPE and CHANGE. I have not seen it since the mid eighties, and I do not see it forthcoming.
Bill Cunningham talked about it last night. Vacations and campaigning is what ZERO is known for!! (and ruining the US ECONOMY!!)
At the end of ZERO's second Term will be a new HAND PICKED SUCCESSOR -- American's will be ESCAPING to CUBA...
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