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Obama critics have it wrong - fundraising a must
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/10/12 | Willie Brown

Posted on 06/10/2012 8:45:54 AM PDT by SmithL

People are criticizing President Obama for his endless fundraising.

They are wrong. He's got to do that if he's going to win.

And it's not just big donors he needs. He's got to get $10 checks from maids and chauffeurs and gardeners and everybody else in the world, like he did the first time around.

This is going to be a billion-dollar campaign, and Obama is going to be outspent no matter what he does - by an order of 2 to 1, at least.

Somewhere along the line, however, the Republicans are going to figure out they're not going to beat him. At that point, they will shift the money into the congressional races.

"Beat Obama" will be the GOP rallying cry, but the real play will be to hold onto the Republican majority in the House and grab the Senate from the Democrats.

I took a lot of heat a couple of weeks ago for saying the Obama campaign had lost its mojo, that he wasn't connecting with the locals.

Did you notice who was on the bill with him last week when he came back to the Bay Area? Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Mayor Ed Lee.

Looks like they're getting with the program.


. . .
Sen. Dianne Feinstein got only 49 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary against a field of 23 political also-rans.

As her campaign co-chair, I must say she deserves better.

Not that there's any question she'll be re-elected. The era of big-buck corporate types deciding it would be fun to run for office appears to be ending, and there's no way an Elizabeth Emken is going to produce as tough a challenge as someone like Carly Fiorina.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 0bama; fundraiserinchief; fundraising; willieworld

1 posted on 06/10/2012 8:46:02 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Ah, thanks to the lib rags, I understand.

Fundraising by libs - good.

Fundraising by conservatives - bad.

It’s so simple, even an Obamadork can understand it.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SmithL

Not to mention the fact that he has been told by his backers that he HAS to win or face serious consequences. (Loose his status among the celebrity crowd)


3 posted on 06/10/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SmithL

In the past I have tried to post an article here from some site which, for reasons unclear to me, is banned by FR. Maybe it was the Huffington Post - I don’t remember now.
Yet tripe like this is allowed as if it has some importance. Who in their right mind gives a sheet what Willie Brown thinks of anything?
Sometimes I wonder about this place.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 8:57:16 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Lose - not loose. Almost every Freeper gets it wrong.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 8:58:00 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Sorry, that was meant for SmithL.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 8:59:40 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: SmithL

And it’s not just big donors he needs. He’s got to get $10 checks from maids and chauffeurs and gardeners and everybody else in the world, like he did the first time around

C’mon blue collar folks donate to Obama so that he can get back at those evil rich people that give you a job....Yeah that’s a good idea..LOL!


7 posted on 06/10/2012 9:14:06 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SmithL

$oros must not be kicking much cash Obama’s way,now he has to ask real people for cash.
It’s going to be a long five months for him.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SmithL

“everybody else in the world, like he did the first time around.”

Aint that illegal ?


9 posted on 06/10/2012 9:24:18 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SmithL

Let the flim-flam man campaign all he wants, so long as it is on his own dime, and the goodies he gives away are out of his own pocket, but that isn’t going to happen. This jive time shuckster knows presidential privilege better than all the presidents before him, because he has a deeply contemplated view of the public dole and social justice. In his perverted, half-witted brain he thinks we owe him, and all of his extravagance is getting even for injustices suffered by blacks and other minorities. So let him campaign, and let him spend the money he gets from campaigning, from all those dollars welfare recipients scrape together to donate. Let him benefit from all his redistributing of other people’s money, because revenues from his two fictional biographies won’t win this for him. Obama is going to lose.


10 posted on 06/10/2012 9:27:36 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Da Coyote

I learned a new word today: “Obamadork”. LOL!


11 posted on 06/10/2012 9:32:10 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Vaduz
What's weird is I've been getting stuff from the DNC and even Michelle. They must be desperate. I wouldn’t give a bag of doggy poop to a democrat. Only thing I can figure is my hubby was on unemployment for a bit. Also got two letters pushing the Obamaphone.
12 posted on 06/10/2012 9:32:10 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: SmithL
"He's got to do that if he's going to win."

What Willie is saying is that Obama needs to raise as much money as he can so he can buy votes.

13 posted on 06/10/2012 9:37:57 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Himyar
"They must be desperate."

He's desperate alright. He's already told his fellow Demoncrats that they won't be getting any money from him for their campaigns this time around. All his fundraising must not be going very well.

14 posted on 06/10/2012 9:42:13 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SmithL

Willie Brown must be smoking some serious weed!


15 posted on 06/10/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Himyar

They desperate the end is near,expect someting radical from him.


16 posted on 06/10/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Past Your Eyes

You may or may not agree with Willie Brown on any issue, but you disregard him at your peril. He is very tuned in to politics in the so-called Golden State.

California Republicans have always taken Willie seriously. Seriously enough that he is the reason that California has term limits.


17 posted on 06/10/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Someone is getting paid to be President, fund raise, deny anything is wrong with the economy, play golf and go on vacation.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: SmithL

She got 49% of the vote and “she deserves better”? This is the mind of a liberal. This is what we’re up against. You can’t change these people.


19 posted on 06/10/2012 10:42:56 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: SmithL

I don’t expect the kenyan to lose no matter how the fundraising turns out. The Left (Pelosi)sold the voting machines and the Left (Soros) will count the votes from those machines out of sight of America(Spain).


20 posted on 06/10/2012 10:49:17 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: SmithL

This is the new Dem excuse for losing. Walker won because he raised more money. It was not about votes or popularity to them.


21 posted on 06/10/2012 1:27:05 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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