Skip to comments.Obama's Campaign Attack on Romney was Costly
Posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
WASHINGTON President Obama's sharp turn to the offensive against GOP challenger Mitt Romney last month came at a steep cost: nearly $58 million.
That's how much the president's reelection campaign burned through in June as it pounded Romney's business record and personal finances; its relentless television campaign alone cost $38 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.
The expensive barrage came even as Romney and his affiliated party committees outraised Obama and his Democratic Party fundraising partners for the second month in the row, $106 million to $70 million.
Heading into July, Romney and his party allies were left with nearly $170 million on hand, while Obama and the Democrats had $147 million.
That disparity along with a record-breaking $20.6-million haul in June by the pro-Romney "super PAC" Restore Our Future underscored the momentum enjoyed by Republicans in the money race, a source of sharp anxiety among Democrats.
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All of obozo’s “little donors” of 2008 are now in the unemployment line.
Just as with the stimulus, plenty spent for nothing in return.
Wonder how much his ‘You didn’t do it on your own’ is going to cost him to defend. Keep talking Barry!
The attack ads’ were mostly lies exagerrations and just plain dirty politics.
Only idiots who were already voting for Obama paid any attention to them at all.
IMO he pissed away that 38 Million.
His attacks on Romney as a 1%er and himself being a 1%er are a joke. Just as are Pelosi’s, the richest woman in Congress thanks to her voting record which has enriched her and her husband.What a corrupt bunch of leaders we have in this country. It’s shameful.
Wonder how much his ‘You didn’t do it on your own’ is going to cost him to defend.
58 million spent and didn’t get him a thing....What a warm and fuzzy feeling...
Most Americans as opposed to un-American libtards don’t care about Bain capital....
Most Americans don’t have a clue what venture capitalism is or how it works....and are a lot more concerned with the way Obama spends our money verses the way Romney spends his money
$58 million and they didn’t lay a glove on him.
“he pissed away that 38 Million.”
LMAO, and that’s only the total for June. The moron probably sunk another $70 mil in July!
NYT/CBS poll had the race at 47-46 for Romney after a month of being pounded in the negative ads. Love Karma.
The thing that cracks me up is his latest statement to his supporters. “Obama: just hit mute when people say bad things about me on TV”
The guy is a loser...
I’m surprised this skinny POS hasn’t demanded that the media outlets provide him free advertising spots.
Barack Obama: "If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen.Once again, the disastrous failures of this administration can be tracked back to the incompetence of one man.
Chump change when you are given 24/7 favorable coverage by virtualy 100% of the national media. Even playing your attack ads on the evening “news” pretending it’s a legitamate
Thanks BarnacleCenturion. Zero’s money-laundering ops overseas (the Koranimals of the PLO, for example) have stalled as the the jihadists achieve what they said they wanted, and now they say it’s not good enough, and that it’s Barry’s fault. The Saudis have been undermining the Russians and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and George Soros for that matter, by selling record amounts of crude. Meanwhile (despite Zero’s bow to the King) the House of Saud wonders what Zero and his gang of *s are trying to accomplish in foreign policy. And it’s going to get worse for them.
IOW, I’m not entirely upset with the outcome of Zero’s continuous series of foolish anti-American blunders.
Reminiscent of the South’s 2 hour cannon barrage to begin their horrible day at Gettysburg.
Obama didn’t save the best for last, unless he thinks the Mormon Church gambit is his ace-in-the-hole.
Costly and ineffective at best and counterproductive at worst. Pretty much sums up the defining attributes of this entire administration, doesn't it?
He gets hundreds of millions of this in their biased and favorable "news" items, aka propaganda.
I know I said that the only thing Romney would get from me is my vote, but now that he is taking the fight to Obama, I might cave on that, flip a little here, flop a little there, and break out the credit card. It is a little painful, not like the joy I felt contributing to Duncan Hunter, but to see Romney give Obama a good whupen’, is worth the discomfort to my political sensitivities. ...Maybe I’ll wait to see if Romney is going to keep it up.
‘Relentless television campaign’ - oh dear, missed it entirely. Only the lib-obama-bots watch tv for their news anyway. The rest of us unplugged long ago.
I’m getting there, too. If he chooses an acceptably Conservative running mate, I’m all in.
A few million in ads to defend that one. He isn’t serious, at all, about even ‘acting’ presidential while campaigning. Someone must have told him, it’s in the bag already.
Does anyone even watch this crap? I record what few shows I watch and fast forward through the commercials. I have no time or use for commercials.
I believe that just might be true! Our voting machines now belong to an outsourced company in another country. They will be responsible for the count.
I don’t trust this system at all! I am really panicked about it actually!
One of the smartest things a candidate can ever do is to get his/her opponent to squander their funds on irrelevant nonsense!!! (then watch them aim that nonsense at apathetic, small minded people)
Good grief! How much do you have to pay for an email account to send out your talking points to all of your toadies in the state run media?
And to add to my statement:
It has also been claimed that SKYTL CEO Pere Valles is a socialist who donated heavily to the 2008 Obama campaign and lived in Chicago during Obamas time as Illinois State Senator. SKYTL owns and operates the software for these voting machines.
I listened with glee to the lamentations of the reporter on NPR reading from this article this morning, as his voice quavered on the verg of breaking out into a full blown bawling and squalling breakdown in anguish!!!
Oh thank God. I finally found the thread about the world’s biggest penis. Obama.
You can relax a bit - this was way overblown. Each state runs their own system, not the fed. Dig into it a bit.
You can start here.
Not only is a presidential election actually 50 individual state elections, many voting machines are local/county and never seen or interacted with by the feds, and sometimes not even by states.
The Clinton campaign targeted specific states very early in 1996, effectively locking up the election months before the actual balloting. Bobo may be trying to replicate that victory. Unfortunately for Shoomy, not only is his economy a shambles compared to Buba’s DOT COM boom, but Clinton won by re-branding himself as a centrist, while Hussein just keep getting more radical.
So far the only talent Hussein 0bama has demonstrated is pissing away other people’s money. This is no different.
Good lord Bozo the Clown could have locked up that election versus Bob Dole and Gore’s bootlicker J. Kemp. Literally the first sentence in Dole’s speach at the convention all but called his base “racist.” That all but killed the enthusiasm for the old codger without impressing the soccer moms one bit.
“Wonder how much his You didnt do it on your own is going to cost him to defend. Keep talking Barry!”
That gaffe is like a $50 million ad campaign against Obama. It will be used by Romney and the GOP PACS thru November. Keep talking off TelePrompter, Obama!!
Oh man, I haven't heard that name in a long time. What an upright leader America missed out on there! God bless you, Duncan Hunter, wherever you are.
"Thank you. Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you very much, what a night."
Thanks for taking the time to provide me with a link. Unfortunately, I do not believe anything that comes from Snopes. Long story, so I won’t get into it!
Scytl currently has contracts with 900 U.S. jurisdictions to count votes in 14 States Posted on April 14, 2012.
I’m sure I could find more confirmation, but Snopes is definitely not a good choice for me.
Here in Atlanta I was watching the British Open on ESPN today and twice a Romney attack ad from Obama came on the tube. The ad consisted started out with a video of Romney singing “America the Beautiful” and then using graphics stating “Millions in Swiss bank accounts” and “Cayman Island bank accounts” among other things. Then at the end it says Mitt Romney is the problem.
No message of accomplishment, message of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term. With this garbage Obama expects to get re-elected?
Obama didnt save the best for last, unless he thinks the Mormon Church gambit is his ace-in-the-hole.
I hope he does because I doubt it will go over very well. Especially, since Obama has little room to talk.
Why is 0bama wasting money in Georgia?
Exactly...and we passed voter ID laws here a few years back and prevailed against the Obama admin and also passed immigration reform which sent a lot of illegals scrambling out of GA. So Obama won’t be able to use the tried and true democrap tactics of stealing elections here in the Peach State.
Just to put things in perspective, there are over 129,000 voting districts in the US.
I hope this helps reduce the worrying about counting votes - we have plenty to worry about already!
IIRC, it actually says that Mitt Romney is not the solution.
I might agree that Mitt Romney is not the solution, but Baraq al-Husseini is definitely the problem.
Yeah, I guess that makes it seem a little better for me. 129,000 districts and only 900 being counted by them. Puts it in better perspective!
Just like he's pissed away 5 trillion of OUR money. What a pathetic excuse for a pResident.