President Obama has been whining lately because he’s afraid he’ll be outspent by Mitt Romney and Republicans during this campaign. I guess he’s forgotten that his team bragged they would raise $1 billion, or that he decided in 2008 to scrap public financing of his campaign. Not that the taxpayers aren’t financing most of his campaign travels these days, but I digress. So he’s sent out a fundraising email begging for cash.
“I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have so far,” Mr. Obama said in his plea. “I’m not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous outside groups —I’m talking about the Romney campaign itself.”
The president said he and Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate, are on different playing fields — Mr. Obama often claims that most of his campaign money comes from small-dollar contributors, while saying that Mr. Romney has relied on deep-pocketed corporate donors who write large checks to the campaign. (Read More)
Obama isn’t even telling the truth when he whines about Romney outspending him.
This is not true. First of all, Obama’s campaign has raised much more money than Romney’s, it has spent more money than Romney’s, and it has more cash on hand than Romney’s, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
But you can’t just count the campaigns. After all, when Obama hosts his $30,000-a-head fundraisers, he’s raising money for his campaign and the DNC — and the DNC is spending that money basically to re-elect Obama. On the national committees, Obama is beating Romney, too. (Read More)
Does he ever tell the truth?