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Obama Calls Money Shortage 'Critical'
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Posted on 08/26/2012 9:44:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama Calls Money Shortage 'Critical' Daniel Halper August 26, 2012 12:14 PM

In a fundraising email to perspective donors, President Obama says, "This is critical." Obama explains that he is being outspent in states likes Iowa by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Here's the entire email:

Daniel --

When I'm out there talking to voters, we talk about what we've done, what we plan to do over the next four years, and why the other guys have dangerous plans to go back to the policies that failed America for almost a decade.

But there is another question that keeps coming up, and you need to know about it: "Why do I see so many more ads for the other guys?"

You don't need me to tell you that the Romney campaign is outraising us -- that billionaire ideologues and corporate interests are piling on tens of millions more in negative ads trashing us, and that all of it means that undecided voters in battleground states like Iowa could be seeing false, misleading, negative attacks at a rate almost twice as often as they hear from us.

Last week, when I was in Iowa, voters told me they were feeling it. The numbers back it up: Our side is getting outspent 2-to-1 on the air there.

But the folks asking me about this don't want an explanation -- they want to know what I'm going to do about it.

And the fact is that solving this problem is up to you.

Close the gap on the air by making a donation of $5 or more now.

You're getting this email because you know what the stakes are in this election. You know the facts about what we've done to prevent a deeper crisis and to start building an economy that works for the middle class.

But for someone who's not as engaged, these ads may be an important and possibly even primary source of information about the choice in this election.

So it's a bad situation if 90 percent of them are false, negative attacks on us.

We're losing this air war right now.

I don't have as much time to campaign this time as I did in 2008, so this whole thing is riding on you making it happen.

Donate now to close the gap on the air:

https://donate.barackobama.com/72-Days

Thank you,

Barack


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bho2012; democrats; elections; fundingtheleft; obama
HA!
1 posted on 08/26/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Hasn’t he been able to sign some exectutive order by now that would allow him to print his own? A few million Obama $3 bills could buy a lot of hit ads.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL.. Wasn’t Romney hoarding his cash til after the convention? Romney’s ad buys have been spotty at best.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 9:49:55 AM PDT by jb729
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama Calls Lack of Money Critical

There's an app for that: 'Buying a loaf of bread in Harare'


4 posted on 08/26/2012 9:50:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: “my money shortage is critical. America & it’s taxpayer’s money shortage - not so much.”


5 posted on 08/26/2012 9:52:18 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sub-Driver

“I don’t have as much time to campaign this time as I did in 2008”

That made me laugh.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 9:52:58 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Sub-Driver
When I saw the title I thought, "Wow! 0bama is actually focusing on the economy.". "His theory is wrong and it's too late but he's thinking about his actual job for once."

Of course, I was wrong. It's all about his campaign, his fundraising , his ego. All Bama, all the time.

I'm so looking forward to seeing his bony a$$ walk out of the WH for the last time, and Joe Bite-me going happily off into the nearest home for victims of dementia.

7 posted on 08/26/2012 9:55:15 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Sub-Driver

“the Romney campaign is outraising us”

But for so long we were told the Obama had this unbeatable billion-dollar war chest.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 9:57:22 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. Just wow.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 9:58:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1315 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: jb729

Actually Romney was hording his cash and waiting for the mass of party cash that is unlocked once he is officially the nominee. O is in a LOT of trouble. His current standing in the polls is very likely the highest point he is going to reach.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: ctdonath2

Romney is not only beating him in fund raising he also has about 60 million more cash on hand.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Hasn’t he been able to sign some exectutive order by now that would allow him to print his own? A few million Obama $3 bills could buy a lot of hit ads.

He actually could.

The US government could bypass the Fed and issue Unites States Notes again.

I remember them co-circulating with Federal Reserve Notes, they looked pretty much the same except for the title across the top and that the Treasury seal and serial numbers were red instead of green.

It took an act of Congress in the early 60's, but no reason an Executive Order couldn't accomplish the same end today.

12 posted on 08/26/2012 10:05:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1315 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: MNJohnnie

I pray and know your right.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 10:06:26 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: jb729

Romney cannot spend money raised for his Presidential campaign until after he is officially the nominee. He hasn’t been hoarding. Obama has been outspending and underraising Romney. He runs his campaign the way he runs the government. The only thing he knows how to do is spend.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: MNJohnnie
O is in a LOT of trouble. His current standing in the polls is very likely the highest point he is going to reach.

This, of course, doesn't mean he wouldn't be declared the victor after Soros owned Sctyl finishes counting the paper trail free vote in Spain.

15 posted on 08/26/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1315 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s just how W. C. Fields would have desribed a gin shortage.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Sub-Driver
Zero's delima is the result of a terrible Presidency!
17 posted on 08/26/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT by BobNative
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To: Sub-Driver

FUBO!!!!!!

I hate this thug more by the minute.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 10:12:30 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: YankeeReb

Ditto. Came to this thread ready to rant about currency units vs national economic value.

But no, it’s just about the Obama whining that people aren’t redistributing enough money to him.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 08/26/2012 10:20:22 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank you, Wall Street Insider.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 10:21:21 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 08/26/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Sub-Driver
what... Soros not splurging on the boy like last time???
23 posted on 08/26/2012 10:28:17 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ahhh, “winter” is here and the Kenyan grasshopper has fiddled away his cash and his support.

It’s Obama cry-baby time at th white mosque, and the begging has begun.

All of the stimuli and bribe money is not coming back to him the way he planned.

I will enjoy seeing him begging, crawling, and crying, the way he’s enjoyed seeing the rest of us.

No mercy, and no sympathy for bammy...he made his bed, now he can wallow in it.


24 posted on 08/26/2012 10:28:55 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only fundraising strategy the Obama campaign hasn’t tried so far is begging on street corners, so I guess we’ll be seeing that next.

If Obama could at least fill average-sized auditoriums with people above high-school age, he could benefit by passing around collection boxes to aid his campaign, but he’s proven that he can’t do that.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 10:31:34 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: GlockThe Vote

What a tacky, patronizing tone this and other letters use.

Would Reagan have signed off as ‘Ronald?’

Would Ford, Carter or Bush 41 or even Clinton have done it?


26 posted on 08/26/2012 10:34:36 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t have as much time to campaign this time as I did in 2008,

Buahahahahahahahahaha

Hes been campaigning since 2006 !

FUBO !


27 posted on 08/26/2012 10:46:41 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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Shit sucks don't it Bam? Not having enough of other peoples money. Now, will you put two and two together and paint a picture of what socialism and marxism is currently doing to the United States?

/I wonder if this guy understands that his and his party's own policies are what bled their base dry of funds.

28 posted on 08/26/2012 10:51:08 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somewhere in yesterday’s threads is an article about how Obama is purposely seeking out small groups rather than large crowds to speak to.

That article also mentioned that the Obama Camp has said that they are also avoiding large donations, and are focusing on getting smaller donations for ‘dedicated’ supporters.

Hehe!


29 posted on 08/26/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: null and void

BING, BING, BING we have a winner! BHO by a whisker!


30 posted on 08/26/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Sub-Driver
O'Bozo seems to have forgotten how he outspent McCain in 2008.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 11:13:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's obvious the kenyan never learned anything about budgeting at the Columbia School of Broadcasting or the Harvard School of Dog Training and Culinary Preparation, or wherever he matriculated. No wonder we're nearly $16 Trillion in debt without any plan to start digging out!
32 posted on 08/26/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: STD
BING, BING, BING we have a winner! BHO by a whisker!

Officially it will be by a stunning mandate of the people.

33 posted on 08/26/2012 11:22:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1315 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since Soros stopped being his sugar daddy and I’m sure the Jewish donations are way down...crowds are small...DSW as the chair of the DNC is an complete loon...times are going to be hard..

Something Obams is completely foreign too..real work

Obama in a landslide / S


34 posted on 08/26/2012 11:33:41 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Sub-Driver
Shortage?, of Money?
The shortage is in Velocity
he's more coo coo than coco puffs!


35 posted on 08/26/2012 12:04:07 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Sub-Driver

Who knew Romney was richer than Hussein’s handler, Soros?


36 posted on 08/26/2012 12:06:29 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
Who knew Romney was richer than Hussein’s handler, Soros?

Looks like Soros may be done with Hussein.

37 posted on 08/26/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s just teasing. Didn’t he say that smaller crowds and less money were his winning strategy?


38 posted on 08/26/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver
perspective donors

Why do so few people understand the difference between perspective and prospective?? My home owner's association even had a huge sign informing "perspective" home buyers to read the association rules...

39 posted on 08/26/2012 3:13:21 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Antoninus II

Your mighty lose with your denuciations, A II.


40 posted on 08/26/2012 3:26:34 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Antoninus II
Why do so few people understand the difference between perspective and prospective??

Cuz so many people could care less.

41 posted on 08/26/2012 3:28:20 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver
Hopefully this isn't just a pretense of looking like he cares about campaigning, because he thinks that he knows that campaigning is irrelevant, because there isn't actually going to be an election. If so, why not enjoy sucking a few remaining dollars out of people, just for the fun of it, and after all it is money in the pocket.
42 posted on 08/26/2012 10:34:34 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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