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Obama Campaign Manager Rallies Finance Team

By Matthew Mosk
Barack Obama's top fundraisers got a sneak peek at some tough new political ads and had their first formal meeting with running mate Joe Biden this morning.

The meeting of the campaign's National Finance Committee -- those who have committed to raising $300,000 or more -- featured discussions with Michelle Obama, campaign manager David Plouffe and finance chair Penny Pritzker, according to several who attended.

Among those present was megafundraiser Robert Wolf, the chairman of UBS Americas.

"The mood was fantastic," Wolf said, describing the briefing by the usually low-key Plouffe as "a rousing speech that really excited the crowd. "

Plouffe previewed ads coming soon in battleground states that focused on the economy and the need "to avoid four more years of the same," Wolf said.

The fundraising task ahead is formidable. Other top bundlers have predicted the combined campaign will need to raise as much as $100 million a month until Election Day to meet its goals.

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 28, 2008; 2:52 PM ET
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Put Mr. Obama on the top.
Please send help to the Hurrican victim"s in Hatie!!! That's all that neesd's to be said... Let it be "THE" news HEADLINE for tomorrow.
Thabks for listning!!!!!

Posted by: Monica | September 3, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: CialisRaivainnorp | September 1, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Veterans issues are seem only important to a few. I am not a vet but feel we should give them a fair deal. Republicans use as an enlistment tool making the economy for the average guy so bad that the can enlist warriors. We are going to need a good quality warrior and we should treat them appropriately.


Just another reason that Obama is the right choice.

Posted by: Ronnn | August 28, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

The fundraising task ahead would not have been formidable at all had Barack APOLLO Obama not reneged on his promise to "aggressively pursue an agreement on public financing."


Posted by: JakeD | August 28, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Join the Brown Bag Campaign for Obama. It's simple. Make lunch at home, make your morning coffee at home, and skip meals out for the next two months until the election. Give all the money you save to Obama. And tell me about it here:

P.S. I've already socked away $6 today!

Posted by: Nah Nope | August 28, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Just like in the Democratic primaries, President-elect Obama can count on me.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 28, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

DAVID PLOUFFE,can raise the money!
this guy e-mails me everyday,and I feel
light crap, when I don't send the campaign
money,so I do and will continue,At least
Obama camp do update me on whats going on in this race,so I feel like i am getting my
money worth.I am going to ask the VA why ist he McManchurian getting 100% disability
from them and the social security admin,
and a sitting congressman pension,and
military retirement check,plus he's pimping a mult.millionaress,and still
got keating 5 money on in off-shores account,we won't go into his war profiteering pal's We know that they have greased is little GREEDY POCKETS.


Posted by: FAST EDDIE | August 28, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign needs to focus on free speech.

It appears that they were responsible for the shutting down of the Chicago Tribune political blog the Swamp today, They called on their supporters to disrupt a discussion on WGN 720 radio, which is owned by the Chicago Tribune, last evening because they did not like the topic of Bill Ayers and Barack Obama.

Then an ABC employee is arrested because he tried to film the outside of an Obama fund-raising event.

I have always thought the far-left of the Democratic party did not believe in free speech but then Barack Obama is a member of the far-left of the Democratic party!

Posted by: Mike H | August 28, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Let's see if the Obama campaign uses the advantage they have garnered from the convention to retool and bury McCain by November. Anything less is a disappointment for them.

Posted by: mpp | August 28, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

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