Obama Takes Lead In Money Raised, Pressure on Clinton Is Expected to Grow
It seems that the WaPo is pleased that Obama is doing better and getting better at raising funds than Hillary is. I am too. It will malke it that much easier to trounce the DNC in 2008.
Sen. Barack Obama raised $31 million for his presidential primary campaign over the past three months, surging past Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s fundraising machine by nearly $10 million for the quarter to take the lead in contributions in the crowded Democratic field.
Obama became the first Democrat to surpass $30 million in a quarter during a non-election year, a feat his campaign said was accomplished not just with help from wealthy, traditional donors but also with a strong showing among small contributors.
I wonder how many poor and indigent could be helped by all these millions being raised by the party claiming to be for the underdogs.
Edwards, the man that has difficulty defining what a rich man is, might as well pack it in and go home. He can drown his sorrows in his mansion.
Although thrilled by the financial performance, Obama’s campaign yesterday sought to temper expectations with a note to supporters predicting that the candidate is unlikely to overtake Clinton in the polls before the Iowa caucuses early next year.
“One of our opponents is also the quasi-incumbent in the race, who in our belief will and should lead just about every national poll from now until the Iowa caucuses. Expect nothing different and attach no significance to it,” campaign manager David Plouffe wrote.
I find it interesting that the polls reveal that Hillary is ahead (in what is still to be seen) but lags in fund raising. Something is amiss .
Could it be a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?
Oh. Wait. Bill (Cigar-Boy) Clinton will come to the rescue.