Skip to comments.Obama campaign call affirms money anxiety
Posted on 07/01/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Leaked details of a plaintive phone call from President Obama to some of his biggest donors this weekend offered a rare and revealing look into the typically private rituals of big-dollar campaign fundraising.
The pitch also affirmed the campaigns anxiety about lagging behind in the money race.
In the conference call made late Friday from a special campaign phone on Air Force One, a recording of which was obtained by the Daily Beast, Obama bemoaned the anonymous super PAC donations flowing to his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.
If Democrats didnt write checks, Obama warned, such Republican PACs could permanently alter the political landscape. The special interests that are financing my opponents campaign are just going to consolidate themselves, he said. Theyre gonna run Congress and the White House.
In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign, Obama told the unidentified donors, according to the Daily Beast. And now Im the incumbent president. Ive got gray hair. People have seen disappointment because folks had a vision of change happening immediately. And it turns out change is hard, especially when youve got an obstructionist Republican Congress.
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I’ll bet Barry and Moochelle have a villa picked out on Maui. That can get expensive.
Get out of my White House, you lying marxist bastard!
Beatles—— Money (that’s what I want)
The man always has to blame someone else. FINALLY this time he's not blaming Bush. Now he's blaming democrats who are pinching their pennies.
I’ve never known a President as whiny and selfish as Obama. Apparently he’s keeping all of the money for himself.
Looks like a young Hugh Hewitt playing drums for them... (:
Its actually Ed Begley, Jr.
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....”And it turns out change is hard, especially when youve got an obstructionist Republican Congress.”
Dear Obama, Last I read since 2010 we had the House, and YOU had the Senate. Seems you had everything going for you, and you still blew it.
Here’s a little known song from the Lovin’ Spoonful...
This is nothing but a public relations ploy.
Obama has the same billionaires backing him today who backed him in 2008.
It took many years and a lot of money to build this Manchurian Candidate and get him into office.
His creators are not going to allow him to be booted out before the job is done.
Looks like Obummer is running out of other people’s money, ehehehehe.
Guess those millions of new Amnesty’ers called illegals just not ponying up with enough pesos y dineros.
tsk, tsk, tsk
Those birther attorneys are expensive ehh Barry?
Of course the Republicans need to raise more money than Democrats.
The Republicans have to pay the media to have their message heard while the Democrats get media time for free.
Apparently his campaign stimulus program is working as good as his other one.
“His creators are not going to allow him to be booted out before the job is done.”
I agree. Soros, alone, and all his foundations and other fronts has more than enough spare change to fully fund Obama’s campaign. Looks like Soros wants to shake everyone else down before writing the check for what’s necessary.
Heard that Romney raised 100 mil in June.
Don’t forget, and who knows how much stimulus and other laundered money will make it into his campaigning interests.
The ComPost fundraising for Obama.
How can he be worrying about money when he’s got about $100 billion in his pocket already?
The left just spent $20 milion in Wisconsin to try and recall the Governor. They’ve got plenty of money.
I think the only question in President Food Stamps’ “mind” is whether he’s going to lose or lose in a landslide.
It's just a fundraising tool to them.
Soros, alone, and all his foundations and other fronts has more than enough spare change to fully fund Obamas campaign.
Don’t count on it working. Soros blew $25 Million of his own money in 2004 trying to unseat George W. Bush, and he didn’t do it.
Cripes, does he really pour this BS out to his biggest donors? “special interests” “obstructionist republicans”?
I mean do super-rich big-shot dems buy this nonsense?
I find that very hard to believe.
I haven’t opened any of the mail I’ve gotten from the Romney campaign (like one piece a day I’m getting); I’m sure it says about the same stuff from the other side.
But, if I were in a position to give BIG BUCKS to Romney well yeah, sure, I’d want to hear him say “I love America” and all that good stuff, but I’d want to hear some HARD TRUTHS too. Not just the pablum that is fed to the masses.
Duke power had to sign the letter of credit so Democrats could have a convention.
"Hey, this Presidentin' thing is really, really hard", whined Obambi.
I guess there aren't any affirmative action mulligans when you're president.
The comments at source are strongly anti Obama. Shocking considering it is the WaPo.
Obamster has plenty of money. If he didn’t, the news would not be in WaPo. He’s wants to look like the underdog. He’s no such thing. He’s just a liar.
Campaigning from the White House is illegal. How is campaigning from AF1 not illegal?