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  • McCain has already lost round 1

    If half of what these guys say is true about fundraising stuff, McCain is totally screwed in this upcoming election. I didn't realize he actually accepted public financing...bad move.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/10868.html

    GOP fears Obama's money machine



    By JEANNE CUMMINGS | 6/5/08 4:33 AM EST
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    Now it's the McCain campaign's turn to try to match Barack Obama's fundraising might.
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    With Hillary Clinton’s campaign coming to an end this weekend, Barack Obama’s rise as the Democratic nominee brings serious bad news to a new group: John McCain’s finance team.

    A review of campaign finance data offers not one ounce of good news and barely any hope for the McCain campaign’s ability to compete with Obama’s fundraising prowess.

    To make matters worse, Obama’s campaign, which raised $272 million through April for the primary, now is reaching out to Clinton’s fundraisers, who raised another $200 million through April, in an effort to unite forces and bury the historically deep-pocketed Republicans.

    Take a look at some of the numbers:

    • If each of Obama’s donors gave him a modest $250, he’d have $375 million to spend during the two-month general election sprint. That’s $186 million a month, $47 million a week.

    • During the same September to Nov. 4 period, McCain will have about $85 million to spend since he has decided to take taxpayer money to help finance his campaign activities.

    • The Republican National Committee, which is charged with closing the gap between McCain and Obama, has $40 million in cash. Obama raised almost as much — $31 million — from just his small donors in the month of February. His total for the month, $57 million, exceeded the RNC’s cash balance.
    • Obama has more than 1.5 million donors; McCain has a few hundred thousand. If just a million of Obama’s donors sent him the maximum donation, $2,300, he could raise $2.3 billion.

    OK, that’s not going to happen. But campaign finance experts and Democratic fundraisers say a conservative estimate of Obama’s general election fundraising potential hovers around or above $300 million.

    Such a massive financial advantage will allow Obama to compete in more states than McCain and force his rival to defend states that should rightfully be Republican wins.

    Obama’s use of such tactics has already been on display in the primary.

    Pennsylvania was a must-win for Clinton and, given its large population of working-class Democrats and women, was a long shot for Obama.

    Still, he spent $10 million advertising in the Keystone State. Why? He forced Clinton to spend all her money and much of her time there to ensure she pocketed a 10-point win.
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    Meanwhile, Obama moved ahead of her to the next set of equally critical primary states. He pulled ahead of her in North Carolina, squeezed the gap in Indiana and essentially ended any hope of a then-bankrupt Clinton overtaking him in the delegate race.

    In the general election, Obama could afford to set up large operations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico and a host of other states — maybe even McCain’s own Arizona..

    That would force McCain to pick the midsize-state battles he could afford while also trying to hold off a free-spending Obama in essential big states such as Ohio, Missouri and Florida.

    “McCain has to make every dollar count in the general election, and Obama will have money to burn,” said Evan Tracey, co-founder of Campaign Media Analysis Group.

    The financial gap between the two presumed nominees was also on display during the primaries. Obama spent $75 million on television advertising, and McCain spent $11 million, according to Tracey.
    This quote is about half of the story.
    On my mind: How can I shut up the singing English graduate student? How many more lossess will KU's basketball team have than its football team? How will the Rams front office screw up this year?


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    I'm sure McCain will just knowingly break the rules and let it catch up to him later. It's the Republican way.
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    • #3
      They made this choice long ago. It says a lot about the support they expect. Isn't it interesting? Obama could lap him three to one money raising wise. Probably more. Takes Reggie off the hook.

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      • #4
        I think I am going to donate some $$$ to Obama.
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        • #5
          That article didn't even address 527 money, but I've read some things to suggest that the Democrats have "swift boaters" standing by who are still pissed about Kerry's lack of response last time around.
          On my mind: How can I shut up the singing English graduate student? How many more lossess will KU's basketball team have than its football team? How will the Rams front office screw up this year?


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          • #6
            It's not all about money. I still really think that it's going to come down to how racist some of the small town folk are. Plus, Obama might have loads of money, but a lot of people STILL think that he's Muslim.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blues22 View Post
              Plus, Obama might have loads of money, but a lot of people STILL think that he's Muslim.
              http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/P.../26/98917.html
              “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

              Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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              • #8
                It's over.

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                • #9
                  Oh my. I guess all that non-stop news coverage about his "PASTOR" didn't get the point across.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by marco View Post
                    Oh my. I guess all that non-stop news coverage about his "PASTOR" didn't get the point across.
                    Those people probably think the "pastor" is Muslim too, especially given how much he hates America.

                    The scary part about this is that roughly 3 times as many people that believe Obama is Muslim believed that we attacked Iraq in 2003 to "avenge Saddam's role in 911".
                    “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

                    Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BringBackZezel View Post
                      I'm sure McCain will just knowingly break the rules and let it catch up to him later. It's the Republican way.
                      Well, duh...That's because the R's are the party of the Almighty and the Almighty wants them to win...Besides, McCain's so old, he'll be dead by the time justice catches up to him
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Razzy View Post
                        Those people probably think the "pastor" is Muslim too, especially given how much he hates America.

                        The scary part about this is that roughly 3 times as many people that believe Obama is Muslim believed that we attacked Iraq in 2003 to "avenge Saddam's role in 911".
                        Well Saddam himself thought up the whole scheme in a cave where he stock piled nukes and nerve agents, correct? No?

                        25MM jobs in 10 years / 4% GDP Growth / Insurance for everybody / Schools flush with cash don't produce results
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                        • #13
                          I'm sure thats the mental picture that some of those people have of how it happened.
                          “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

                          Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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