July 18th, 2012
07:26 PM ET
Show me the money
Campaign 2012 is now in full swing and the theme could be “show me the money”. Wednesday President Obama raised a cool one and a half million dollars in just under an hour meeting with 25 high dollar donors at Washington’s tony Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A Democratic campaign official tells a pool reporter each of the 25 attendees donated at least $60,000 a piece to be split between the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties. Just last month the Obama campaign lamented it was out fundraised by the Romney campaign. The presumed Republican nominee announced he raised $106 million dollars in June compared to just $71 million raised by President Obama.
Obama also has the bully pulpit which is worth many millions in advertising. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!!!
Yes, that makes it more surprising that Romney is raising more money.
386,000 new unemployment claims.
A vote for Obama means more of the same. Don't let the clowns tell you we are going in the right direction.
Hey Barack ... don't be a hypocrite ... release your college records ... and, lift your cover-up on Fast and Furious !!!
Show the tax returns Romney, This is NOT going away.
That is what I am talking about. Let him show us the tax returns
Sow us your college records ... and, lift the cover-up on Holder, Mr. President ... this is not going to go away.
How about Romney's college records? President Obama was an excellent student who earned his place at Columbia and Harvard. He had to take out student loans to pay for school, as did First Lady Michelle. They were not from elitist rich families who handed them everything and bought them their way into prestigious schools. How about Romney's record of bullying at his prep school? Beating and constantly humiliating a gay boy and Romney still thinks it didn't matter. Romney thinks the rules the rest of us live by don't apply to him. It is why he will not release his tax returns, why he hides his money in 5 foreign countries to avoid paying taxes, why he has yet to stand FOR anything as someone who wants to be our leader. Money may buy him all his juvenile nasty commercials but it will not buy him character, integrity or trustworthiness. It will not buy our votes or our loyalty. We know President Obama and like him. We know what a great and successful leader he is. We do not know Romney and all we have seen makes us doubt him and find him very lacking to be President. I stand with President Obama. No amount of money will change that.
If you spent more time reading news than you did reading a chain letter sent to your work email, maybe you'd wake up and smell the coffee. The "Obama's College Transcript says he's a foreigner" hoax has been debunked about 500 times.
There are so many lies here. First and foremost, Romney earned everything he has – that is your first lie. Romney was 13 in that story Obama's people told. One of the people bullied claimed not to be there. HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD? All rich people have bank accounts in other countries, including Obama and Wasserman-Schultz – the two people who keep bringing this up. You claim to know Obama, but you lie to try to defend him. That is all we need to know.
Romney is a good man. Obama is a classless low life for doing what he is trying to do to Romney. He is also clueless – why else would he say that people who built businesses did not do it on their own?
Why is this an issue for you?
Please someone should ask Mr Mitt to show his 12 years of tax returns. If he aint hiding anything then let him do that. Less we forget that Mitts father was the inventor of this idea and since then it has been an American tradition for every president to do that. So he is not an exception and MUST do so.
"SHOW US THE TAX RETURNS – Mitt"
Seems those 1% people are OK as long as they give to the campaigner-in-thief. So Libs, still think Obama is for the middle class? What a bunch of gullable huckster you Libs are!
Lets n ot forget that while the Repugs were running their primary, the President was raking in millions compared to the individuals running in the primary. He was running 60 million while Romney was pulling in 10 o!r 12 million
People are waking up. Romney is sitting on much more cash right now.
Yes, people now see the deficits, debt and unemployment over the past 3 1/2 years, and they don't want any more.
Romney has reluctantly released only 1 year of tax returns.
That's less than any Presidential candidate in 36 years!
Obama has released 12 years of tax returns.
Romney's own father released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for President because he wanted the American people to know that he was an honest man with nothing to hide.
What's Romney hiding?
Obama took years to release his birth certificate – so what?
Hey dems, you are getting the wool pulled over your eyes. It is the economy people... Somhow BO and his cronies have you dumb libs thinking Romney's tax returns are more important than creating jobs.
Lesa Jansen. Good try. but that is not the theme.
The theme for 2012 is SHOW ME YOUR GUT ,YOUR SPINE, YOUR TAX RETURN.
Angry Romney could not show his gut, his spine, nor his tax return. NO SHOW OUT OF THE RACE.
Republican insiders are leaking they are already looking for another candidate to replace Romney before their convention. He has self-destructed and his lack of character and integrity or any effort to tell what he stands FOR have destroyed his ability to compete with President Obama. Once the People find out what is the Ryan budget Romney calls "marvelous", it will be completely over for Romney and the House Republicans. Republicans have nothing to offer because they have sold their soul to the corporations and Wall St who destroyed our economy and most of the middle class. Republicans have no solutions for the People. They have betrayed the People with obstructionist tactics to have America fail for their sick political games. They are the ones who should be called "unAmerican" and "foreign" in how they have abandoned doing what is best for ALL Americans- like Jobs, Infrastructure, Education, Healthcare. We would do well with NO Republicans in the House or Senate for President Obama's 2nd term so he can finish his recovery efforts and solutions for the PEOPLE. Romney is no leader. I stand with President Obama and no corrupt corporate money will change my solid belief in our President.
I will not be happy until we're all dependent on government. – Barak Obama
the lies and money wont buy you and your buddies , the repubs this election
I think you mean dems – right? Unfortunately for the dems, the fund raising isn't what they thought...
WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR 1. SOMEONE LOOKING OUT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS, SENIOR CITIZENS AND THE POOR OR SOMEONE WHO CARE'S NOTHING ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS, SENIORS AND THE POOR WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE YOUR CHILD ON YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE UNTIL 26 YEARS OF AGE, A CHILD WITH PRE-EXITING CONDITIONS, A SENIOR CITIZEN (GRANDMOTHER, GRANDFATHER KEEPING THEIR MEDICAID AND MEDICARE THAT THEY WORKED HARD TO RECEIVE AFTER RETIRMENT -- OR WOULD YOU VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY SAID HE WILL TAKE IT ALL AWAY EVEN THOUGH HE CAN PAY IS HOSPITAL BILLS WITH NO WORRY - OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
The middle class is in worse shape now – how has Obama helped the middle class?
Gloom and doom? If Obama is Re-Elected and Jobs remain scarce who will fund all those things you mention. As you may have noticed, we are heading over the Cliff. Something has to give. The democrats want to raise Taxes. The Republicians want to cut Spending. We are borrowing about 40 cents out of every dollar we (The Federal Government) spend. It is a huge mess with no end in site. I don't know what the people will decide in November but the current Adminstration isn't doing too well. Good luck.
OBAMA IS NOT LOOKING FOR NO MIDDLE CLASS HE LOOKING FOR BIG GOV. HE SPEND MONEY THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ROMNEY 2012
Obama /Biden 2012 Forward. The rest are money grubbing unpatriotic rich scumbags. Just look at the people they attract. Like howard the creep . Stop blaming the president for the economy. He is doing his best and mittens will not do any better. Worse acording to most economist. The guy is a creep who has so much money and pays next to nothing in taxes. Thats why he won't release any returns. Retires from a company and still draws a salary. Come on are the repos that stupid.?? Well maybe so they believe this creep. No comment howad. Stll talking college transscripts. Obama didn't beat up anyone in college because of his sexual orientation. Romney is a high priced goon .
Another one of Obama's "Green" companies has failed. Amonix has filed for bankruptcy, increasing the bill for taxpayers. You'd have to be delusional to believe anything Obama says.
O'Idiot is even canvassing or begging for donations in europe...when they generally think he is a moron. He is desperate and should be...a big difference between teleprompter salesmanship and actually leading...he never had the resume' or the ability to be president....got where he is by manipulation and racial advantage given him so generously by ALL Americans...interesting he does not understand even white America voted for him...a big disappointment!