Skip to comments.Gay marriage shift gives Obama fundraising boost
Posted on 05/11/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT by SmithL
President Barack Obama has seen an uptick in fundraising since he announced his shift on gay marriage, with some Democratic rainmakers citing renewed interest from gay and lesbian donors who had been urging the president to clarify his stance on the divisive social issue.
"The phone calls went on until one in the morning after the president spoke people calling saying `Where do I go, what can I do to help, what events are coming up,'" said Robert Zimmerman, a Long Island, N.Y., Obama bundler. "People I've been seeking out for campaign support for months have been calling me saying, `I'm ready to give.'"
Obama's campaign has declined to say how much it has collected since the announcement but some staffers have asked supporters to give money as a way of expressing their approval. Following the Obama interview with ABC News, Rufus Gifford, Obama's national finance director, said in a posting to the campaign website that "if you're proud of our president, this is a great time to make a donation to the campaign."
Chad Griffin, an Obama bundler and incoming president of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, said most prominent gay donors had been supporting Obama all along despite his reluctance to champion gay marriage.
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It sounds like Barry’s little abc “interview” got his bank account “evolving” again.
And the world has grown several degrees more disgusting.
Notice how it’s a “fundraising” boost and not a “poll” boost. The only folks I know who are going to vote for the Kenyan in the Fall are died in the wool progressives. He’s lost the fringe.
Now that Obama has made his marriage of same sex people public I am waiting for him to finally admit that he is bisexual. His campaign needs a new first....First Gay president. He is so desperate, that might just happen.
Money that could go to fight/cure AIDS.
(Well, they’re always using that on US.)
I don’t know anything about this site. However, the photo of Clooney and Obama makes one wonder, especially about Clooney..
Flip-flop for fundraising. Leadership greatness, isn't it?