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Obama Broke Money Record

By Matthew Mosk
Sen. Barack Obama broke his monthly fundraising record of $55 million in August, sources said today, but the campaign remains tight lipped about its total haul.

The numbers aren't scheduled to be made public until Sept. 20, when the campaign files its August finance reports with the Federal Election Commission. But top fundraisers for the campaign wanted to downplay a report in today's New York Times suggesting Obama's vaunted money-raising team has been struggling to meet its goals.

Se. John McCain's campaign already released its August totals, announcing he raised $47 million -- by far his best fundraising month to date.

The real test of the campaign's decision to forgo public funds will come in October, top Obama fundraisers said today. That's when the campaign is banking on a surge in online donations, they said, noting that more than 2 million donors have given to the campaign, and most have the capacity to give more.

But the McCain camp has already made clear it plans to challenge any advantage Obama will have gained by forgoing federal funds. They will rely heavily on the Republican National Committee, which is expected to raise significantly more than its Democratic counterpart. The RNC's top fundraisers have said they hope to raise $100 million in September and October to help offset or even erase Obama's potential financial edge.

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McCain Surprised me with the lies. Palin is not Hilary Clinton. The women who supported Hilary will not support Palin, because they are very intelligent women who supported Hilary for the work She had done in the past. Palin also got on the stage with lies as her foundation. I believe that her failure started with the dishonest foundation. McCain is now confused and does not know where to go because even Karl Rove admits that McCain lied.

Posted by: Jude Nkama | September 16, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

LOL! The ObamaTons and Obama were saying the same nasty things about Hillary. Now they are savagely attacking Palin. Barry Soetero aka Barrack Hussein Obama has some women "issues." Keep attacking Palin with the nasty comments just like you did to Hillary. Obama and the ObamaTons are doing a great job alienating women voters.

Posted by: Freddie | September 13, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

You Republicans base your VP pick on that she's pretty,and you like her glasses,I have heard that on news and read that.Voted Bush in TWICE based on who you wanted a beer with!You claim to be the more patriotic,but tell me what has that got to do with being patriotic? People at the GOP convention wearing buttons saying,"VOTE PALIN,SHE"S SEXY." What has that got to do with VP position? What is she going to sleep her way through problems with Putin,or Bin Laden ,like the Interior department did with BIG OIL COMPANY!!!?

Posted by: Gail | September 12, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I hope you and your wife who now plan to vote Mcbush & McPalin because you like Palin rethink your decision. They are for Bush policies. Do you think you or your family members life would get better or worse under the present circumstances. What about the issues? What about your children and your g'chiildren? We all will be responsible to repay a debt on a war that should have never happened. The banks and housing giants have failed. Because of the Bush policies, we are paying as I type. Vote for jobs,housing, health coverage for all, lower taxes, dignity in old age and compassion for all. I hope you never realize the grave mistake in voting for a VP because you like him/her. Do you like yourself? What about your children or g'children? Your friends? I hope you do not miss the opportunity to get involves and really know the serious issues and make an informed decision. You won't get the truth the news media alone. You must research some of the facts for yourself.

Posted by: octobersun | September 12, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

My wife and I both have decided to throw our vote to McCain because we love Palin.

Posted by: nwkerr2005 | September 11, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

Money won't buy TRUTH for the GOP! All they can do is repeat their lies enough times that the public believes they are true.
TRUTH - the only way we can get ourselves out of the mess we're in is to take our heads out of the Republicans asses.

Posted by: CrazyMe | September 10, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bam | you forgot the POW card.


noun verb 9/11

noun verb 9/11

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Caribou Oink-oink Barbie Palin...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Every one of you idiots sounds like two drunken guys arguing over whose going to win the Superbowl. You find what you are looking for. If you look for the bad in McCain, guess what, you'll find it. Same is true for Obama. Campaigns and politics are about who can tell the most half-truths, and get morons like all of you to believe them. Congratulations, they've succeeded on both sides.

Posted by: ts | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

When is Caribou Barbie (Palin) going to make herself available for interviews and rigorous questioning? We can only imagine how inept she is until then. Her education and experience may make her a contender in a beauty contest, but not a potential U.S. President. The RNC could not have picked a better "red herring" for this election. Unfortunately, the press can't get enough of her to jazz up their 24 hour news cycle. The press is afraid to go after her lies, because they do not want to be called sexist. I can't wait for the debates!

Posted by: Safetkitch | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I have been thinking for quite some time Obama was in financial trouble. When he failed to post his August fundraising on the web with in hours of McCain's announcement as he always had I knew it.
With some of his biggest backers being from the banking and Real-estate companies and the way both of those are tanking it stands to reason funding is being curtailed. Also his pleas to supporters through e-mails have become more strident. Lehman Brothers just dropped by 45% today and by mid August they had already contributed $353,922 to his campaign so he may have trouble going back to that trough for funds as they are trying to save themselves.

It has already been reported that he will be relying more heavily on 527's that are in line with his views. So when he starts to scream foul when the Republicans 527's kick in about trying to Swift Boat him he will not have a leg to stand on. Because by that time his campaign will be relying on 527's of his to keep his campaign afloat by getting his message out.

Obama has spent money like sh-t through a goose. And so far is getting very little bang for his buck.

McCain has spent about half that and appears to be getting a real value for his buck.

On the economy on just the bang for the buck in relation to the two campaigns. I do believe I would rather have McCain overseeing the spending of the tax payers money then Obama.

Think about it. After all it is your wallet who would you rather have in it?

McCain Palin 08

Posted by: Jace | September 10, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Why would America reward complete Republican failure ?

We wont.

Posted by: PulSamsara | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

What I don't get is why people are not saddened by the amount of money being wasted on these campaigns. With the internet and other resources, how much does one really need? Don't forget, any corporate sponsorship comes at a cost to consumers...as does most lobby funding. There is no such thing as a free lunch, so even many wealthy private investors have the ability to tap into the economy in order to provide funds.
It kind of works like the mistaken economic policies being presented recently. Sure, the immediate effect may be the increase in money in one manner or another, but the bottom line is that money isn't magically created. The second, third and fourth order effects should at least be considered.
The money raised merely confirms the fact that this change is really politics as usual.

Posted by: Greg | September 10, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

at least Americans are now coming to terms with Palin, and knowing her more.....by billing them for spending in her house...is this not corruption..or should it be condoned because she opposes abortion? Grow up GOP and help save America from extremists.

Posted by: geo | September 10, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Wake up America! Can't you see that McCain is playing on the naivete and gullibility of those who were disappointed that Obama did not choose Hillary as his running mate, by choosing his own generic-brand Hillary to stir up false hopes of a positive change in this country? Get real! Sarah Palin is no Hillary!

Posted by: b.s. | September 10, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Attention neocons: your response strategies to any criticism are wearing thin:
1) Scream Sexism
2) Attack the media
3) Attack Obama

Whatever happened to the issues - you know, international relations; a whale of a national debt; health care; education; civil liberties?

Abortion is the smokescreen and taxcuts are the carrot.

Posted by: bam | September 10, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I hope it is over 70 mil but the total amount is not the point the point is that democrats need to keep fighting this year. There is to much at stake.I'm not giving up and none of the democrats, republicans and independents who really want to see change come to this country need to stay active and not let the Karl Rove politics scare us into defeat once again! ENOUGH

Posted by: kaytemmel | September 10, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Obama needed to raise 77 million each month of the summer... before august he was down over 60 million for june and july.

he needs a month of 137 million to be even with McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Senator Demint....not an earmark for a peace museum!

Palin supported the Bridge until it became a laughing stock of the country. Where did the money go....millions.

She left Wasilla in debt. She wanted to censor books like Harry Potter. She believes a woman who is raped must have the baby unless she is going to die?

Womens rights? Give me a break.

With Senator McCains temper and proven record of abusive language...I do not trust his temperament and Palins level of experience with our nations children and future.McCain was brainwashed for 5 years...he is not candid about what really happened in Vietnam.

Party politics aside...whose temperament do you want at that phone at 3:00am?

I trust Senator Obama .

Posted by: mamabear | September 10, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

It is time for the 'vaunted war her' to stop hiding behind Sarah Palin's skirts. This is bloody shameful. He picked her for the most cynical of reasons. She is more right wing than Dick Cheney.

As mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin actually charged rape victims for the rape kits used in evidence collection; this in a state unfortunately near the top in incidents of rape and incest. Shameful. All the Republicans, and I used to be one, can do is try to drum up fake outrage over teaching young children the difference between 'good touch' and 'bad touch' and try to deceive people by taking quotes about policy and cutting them up out of context. I wish these morally degenerates would STOP HURTING MY COUNTRY!!!

http://www.frontiersman.com/articles/2000/05/23/news.txta

Posted by: Victor Shaw | September 10, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Comments Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL

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HOW CAN YOU BE PRO-LIFE AND SUPPORT WAR? ARENT ALL LIVES SACRED IN YOUR BOOK? WHY ARE POOR RURAL KIDS WITH NO WAY TO GET OUT OF THE STICKS BESIDES TO FIGHT REPUBLICAN OIL WARS LESS SACRED THAN A CLOT OF CELLS?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I knew he could do it! This is GREAT news! I suspect Obama has a surprise for the mcCain camp in october. I notice how he operates. he lets the Mccain camp whack away everyday, and then, when they think O is down and out, he comes back with an answer like he did at his acceptance speech at the DNC.

McCain & company are too stupid to notice this. O is cool as a cucumber

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ROPE A DOPE! IF YOU CONTROL THE ISSUES THEN YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE DEBATES.

Debate Question: Did you mean to call Sarah Palin a Pig? DO you think that was sexist?

Obama: I cannot believe that a Campaign who doesnt believe in Equal Pay, family leave for your children or a woman's right to her body can talk about being sexist.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a moral coward whose only claim to fame is being shot down and taken prisoner. Wow! Incompetence rewarded, if there was ever an example. Now his dimwitted airhead of an apprentice, Sarah, is hoping to take the reins once the years of office run McCain into a nursing home during his first term. Scary! They want to turn the whitehouse into a barn, I see.

Posted by: Kevin | September 10, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

From Today's Wall Street Journal!

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge
By JIM DEMINT
September 10, 2008

"But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008

In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about fiscal responsibility for years. In reality, both parties have a shameful record of wasting hundreds of billions of tax dollars on pork-barrel projects.

My Senate colleague Barack Obama is now attacking Gov. Sarah Palin over earmarks. Having worked with both John McCain and Mr. Obama on earmarks, and as a recovering earmarker myself, I can tell you that Mrs. Palin's leadership and record of reform stands well above that of Mr. Obama.

Let's compare.

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility."

Meanwhile in Washington, Mr. Obama voted for numerous wasteful earmarks last year, including: $12 million for bicycle paths, $450,000 for the International Peace Museum, $500,000 for a baseball stadium and $392,000 for a visitor's center in Louisiana.

Mrs. Palin cut Alaska's federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska's decades-long earmark addiction.

Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

Mrs. Palin has proven courageous by taking on big spenders in her own party. In March of this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported that, "Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is aggravated about what he sees as Gov. Sarah Palin's antagonism toward the earmarks he uses to steer federal money to the state."

Mr. Obama had a chance to take on his party when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a sham ethics bill, which was widely criticized by watchdog groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste for shielding earmarks from pubic scrutiny. But instead of standing with taxpayers, Mr. Obama voted for the bill. Today, he claims he helped write the bill that failed to clean up Washington.

Mr. Obama has shown little restraint on earmarks until this year, when he decided to co-sponsor an earmark moratorium authored by Mr. McCain and myself. Mr. Obama is vulnerable on this issue, and he knows it. That is why he is lashing out at Mrs. Palin and trying to hide his own record.

Mrs. Palin is one of the strongest antiearmark governors in America. If more governors around the country would do what she has done, we would be much closer to fixing our nation's fiscal problems than we are.

Mrs. Palin's record here is solid and inspiring. She will help Mr. McCain shut down the congressional favor factory, and she has a record to prove it. Actions mean something. You can't just make stuff up.

Mr. DeMint, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from South Carolina.

Posted by: scott | September 10, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

There are no sugar cane refineries in the United States and this type of ethanol would have to be shipped in from South America....

This would mean that we would have to rely on foreign imports...

Thanks but no Thanks to McCain

Obama Your Mama

Posted by: elugens |
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McCain should move to Barbados, the sugar cane capitol of the world....or at least it used to be, but am sure there is plenty of sugarcane and a refinery or two to make McCain and Palin very happy! What did McCain say about Palin? Didn't he say (QUOTE) She is my partner and my soulmate." (UNQUOTE)?? Looks like McCain thinks of Palin as a "lover" rather than a VP candidate!! The guy is delusional, of course, and cannot think straight!! Notice how he fidgets with his weddingband and his fingernails when she is introducing him? The poor old fart doesn't seem to know what to do with his hands!! On top of that, he spends a lot of time staring at her rearend!! Don't believe me? Watch closely next time they are on the tube!!

Posted by: NinaK | September 10, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

Who wants an old outdated serviceman/POW who didn't have the interest to keep himself up-to-date with out technological world? The man is computer illiterate!! He talks so much about being "patriotic" and his POW and service of 40+ years ago; just WHAT do those have to do with today. Our MILITARY HAS CHANGED BIG TIME SINE McCAIN WAS IN THE NAVY!! McCain is NOT familiar with the the modern state-of-the-are technology of our current military!! How could he be when he can't even use E-Mail?? The guy is an old rusty relic of VietNam, nothing more, who believes being a POW qualified him for the office of he presidency. Crashed three aircraft, set an aircarrier on file though his stupidity and killed 135 comrades and burnt over 20 fighter jets in the process. He graduated 984 out of 988 of his class at the Naval Academy. McCain was GIVEN his wings, he did NOT earn them!! Remember his influential grandfather and father, both high-level admirals in the U.S.Navy?? McCain did NOT know how to fly those fighter jets so he crashed THREE of them in a short period of time!! I will vote for the gentleman who WORKED HARD TO GET TO WHERE HE IS AT AND THAT GENTLEMAN IS BARACK OBAMA!! McCain almost flunked out of highschool, yet was admitted to the Naval Academy...WHY?? Grandpa and Daddy's influences as naval admirals!! McCain was GIVEN his wings even though he nearly FLUNKED out of the academy....WHY?? Grandpa and Daddy's influence, YET AGAIN. EVERYHING HAS BEEN HANDED TO McCAIN ON A SILVER PLATTER, he has lived off our tax dollars his ENTIRE life!! I have greater respect for, and faith in, a person who has EARNED his station in life through HARD WORK and dedication. I have little respect for, and little faith in, someone who has NOT had to work hard but who was a spoiled navy brat who has gotten away with so many lies and slander both in his personal life and in his political life. McCain is NOT trustworthy at all and is NOT to be trusted with our country. Just HOW did McCain make America better in his nearly 30 years in office in the Senate?? He is 100% guilty of the state of America today!! People need to wake up and see McCain for who he is...an old singing Canary POW who let down his comrades and our country to save his own hide!! I do not call this "heroic" and noone else should either!!

Posted by: NinaK | September 10, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

There are no sugar cane refineries in the United States and this type of ethanol would have to be shipped in from South America....

This would mean that we would have to rely on foreign imports...

Thanks but no Thanks to McCain

Obama Your Mama

Posted by: elugens | September 10, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

> McCain/Palin 08
> The only choice

That's hilarious, but after they take apart Roe, it will be:

McCain/Palin
No more Choice

Posted by: unfactor | September 10, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

I knew he could do it! This is GREAT news! I suspect Obama has a surprise for the mcCain camp in october. I notice how he operates. he lets the Mccain camp whack away everyday, and then, when they think O is down and out, he comes back with an answer like he did at his acceptance speech at the DNC.

McCain & company are too stupid to notice this. O is cool as a cucumber

Posted by: Denise | September 10, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Remember Issues People?

Two Embarrasingly indefensible Obama Issues-

1. Corn Ethanol
-leads to global warming using one unit of petroleum for every unit replaced
-raises food prices
-7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol (which McCain favors)
(BUT great for Illinois farmers!)

2. Infant Protection Act

-Opposes medical attention for infants who survive LEGAL abortions, not making them illegal
-Obama lied about wording of the Illinois law, later admitting that it was the same wording as in the federal bill
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Obama- shows no shame in pandering to farmers and more radical than abortion advocates.

Comments Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL

HumanEvents.com

12/26/2006
Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) portrays himself as a thoughtful Democrat who carefully considers both sides of controversial issues, but his radical stance on abortion puts him further left on that issue than even NARAL Pro-Choice America.

In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. That same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush. Only 15 members of the U.S. House opposed it, and it passed the Senate unanimously on a voice vote.

Both the Illinois and the federal bill sought equal treatment for babies who survived premature inducement for the purpose of abortion and wanted babies who were born prematurely and given live-saving medical attention.

When the federal bill was being debated, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a statement that said, “Consistent with our position last year, NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act ... floor debate served to clarify the bill’s intent and assure us that it is not targeted at Roe v. Wade or a woman’s right to choose.”

But Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. Twice, the Induced Infant Liability Act came up in the Judiciary Committee on which he served. At its first reading he voted “present.” At the second he voted “no.”

The bill was then referred to the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired after the Illinois Senate went Democratic in 2003. As chairman, he never called the bill up for a vote.

Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.

In the second hearing, Stanek said, “I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!”

“And those pictures didn’t faze him [Obama] at all,” she said.

At the end of the hearing, according to the official records of the Illinois State senate, Obama thanked Stanek for being “very clear and forthright,” but said his concern was that Stanek had suggested “doctors really don’t care about children who are being born with a reasonable prospect of life because they are so locked into their pro-abortion views that they would watch an infant that is viable die.” He told her, “That may be your assessment, and I don’t see any evidence of that. What we are doing here is to create one more burden on a woman and I can’t support that.”

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 12:27 AM | Report abuse

I am a starving artist .. however .. I will send Obama every cent I have to get those lipsticked pigs out of power...!

And there are millions just like me.

Bring it on Grand Ole Pigs.. !

BRING IT ON ~!

Posted by: abarefootboy | September 9, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

The RNC can try to raise all they want. Obama's 2 million, including myself, will just keep hitting the send button on Obama's site and keep funding him.

Posted by: vwcat | September 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

The RNC fell for it hook, line and sinker!

While the RNC is raising money to supplement the McCain campaign getting federal funds, the DNC will be setting up it candidates to win congressional seats in November.

And before you know it, PROOF! The Democrats will have a Democratic president, and a senate majority, and a House majority.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | September 9, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Poll boy!

Not to worry, Democrats have out registered Republicans three to one. The polls dance around that reality. I like Obama's odds. With or without Independents, democrat registered voters numbers are enough to put him over the top. Don't you think?

Posted by: Marvel | September 9, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone see the ABC News investigations during each of the conventions?

Off-hours, there were meetings & parties loaded with corporate fatcats and the lobby crowd. Numerous attendees his their faces when they noticed the cameras. There was more back-slapping going on than at a county fair.
If you didn't see it, be glad...it could've made you puke.

Point is, one thing is clear: No matter who wins November 4th, there WILL be favors to repay; and many unsavory ones at that.
This gravy train that BOTH parties are guilty of needs to be derailed. That crap has gone on for way too long, and unless Obama and McCain publicly swear off that activity, (not just say special interests will be dealt with AFTER they're in office)
then they both should be boycotted.

But it won't happen--they don't have the nerve to risk losing the big donors.

What I want to see in my lifetime is someone to take a run at the White House who has NO hands in his/her pockets, or vice-versa. The Dems and the GOP simply aren't capable of that, and it's shameful.

Posted by: chirlee | September 9, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

She hired a lobbyiset to get earmarks for her as mayor of Wasilla and recieved 27 million dollars worth for a town of 6,000 people. Mrs. Reformer is under investigation of firing a employee because he refused to fire her brother in law for her. She believes global warming is a myth and its not a product of man. Dont even get started on McCain who says he'll tell lobbyist there days are over. Although he has 7 senior level advisors now on his campaign and had 60+ during the primary season. Rick Davis his campaign manager was a lobbyist for Fannie Mae, Charlie black was a lobbyist for decades and he has another lobbyist who works for the country of Georgia. They are not reformers they are pathetic.

Posted by: Avohom | September 9, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse


The good news is that according to "Freakonomics" the amount of money raised does not imply success in an election.

Tough luck Obama!!

Posted by: holly | September 9, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The biggest hypocrisy in this election has bee the story of Sarah Palin. The women who left Wasilla, Alaska with 22 million dollars of debt. She wants to teach creationism in schools instead of evolution. She believes not only should women who have been raped not be able to have an abortion but she supported legislation to make women pay for rape kits used by police officers. She supported the bridge to Nowhere before it became politically easy to oppose it. The still took 233 million dollars and used the bridge money for other project. One for example the road to the bridge to no where. She didn't sell the governors jet on Ebay and she didnt fire her chef. She switched her job title and she still is cooking. She fired a librarian who opposed banning books Palin wanted banned like Harry Potter. She believes she can pray the "gayness" out of people.

Posted by: Avohom | September 9, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's talk about Patterson from NY playing the race card for Obama. Some how he read into Palin's speech and pulled out Obama's race card??Paterson said her statement about community organizers was race injected. How low can they go? Low enough Biden attacked Palin's down syndrom child while Obama claims not to attack families? I guess Obama has no control over Biden..what does this say about Obama being on charge? How about the Dems cash flow problems. Big Party, bid bills. Thats's the way to run the country..

Posted by: dragonfly777 | September 9, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

John Stewart on the Daily Show had the absolute best take on GOP hypocrisy during this campaign.

A must-see if you missed it:
http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/republican-hypocrisy-john-stewarts-home.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 9, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

The RNC rules state that they can include McCain in ads for other candidates, not just McCain.

But, hey, RNC....rules....delay?

Die Bold.

Posted by: There is no anonymous anymore | September 9, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

I am stuck

Posted by: Computer | September 9, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

You suck!

Posted by: Yes, You Suck | September 9, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

sorry computer stuck

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here?
This is a lost ticket any way.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 8:20 PM
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Oh, MARTHA-

*Likely Voters*- USA TODAY/Gallup-
(other polls are merely Registered voters)
2008 Sep 5-7
44 Obama
54 McCain
*
1
1

2008 Aug 21-23
48 Obama
45 McCain
1
3
3

2008 Jul 25-27
45
49
1
1
4

2008 Jun 15-19
50
44
1
2
3

2008 May 30-Jun 1
49
44
1
4
2

2008 May 1-3
47
48
1
3
1

2008 Apr 18-20
49
44
1
3
3

2008 Mar 14-16
49
47
1
1
2

2008 Feb 21-24
47
48
1
2
2

2008 Feb 8-10
50
46
*
2
1

2008 Jan 10-13
45
50
1
2
2

Great Western Strategy Axelrod- McCain's up 11% tonight in Montana! (rc politics)- WONDER WHY?







Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here?
This is a lost ticket any way.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 8:20 PM
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Oh, MARTHA-

*Likely Voters*- USA TODAY/Gallup-
(other polls are merely Registered voters)
2008 Sep 5-7
44 Obama
54 McCain
*
1
1

2008 Aug 21-23
48 Obama
45 McCain
1
3
3

2008 Jul 25-27
45
49
1
1
4

2008 Jun 15-19
50
44
1
2
3

2008 May 30-Jun 1
49
44
1
4
2

2008 May 1-3
47
48
1
3
1

2008 Apr 18-20
49
44
1
3
3

2008 Mar 14-16
49
47
1
1
2

2008 Feb 21-24
47
48
1
2
2

2008 Feb 8-10
50
46
*
2
1

2008 Jan 10-13
45
50
1
2
2

Great Western Strategy Axelrod- McCain's up 11% tonight in Montana! (rc politics)- WONDER WHY?







Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here?
This is a lost ticket any way.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 8:20 PM
***************
Oh, MARTHA-

*Likely Voters*- USA TODAY/Gallup-
(other polls are merely Registered voters)
2008 Sep 5-7
44 Obama
54 McCain
*
1
1

2008 Aug 21-23
48 Obama
45 McCain
1
3
3

2008 Jul 25-27
45
49
1
1
4

2008 Jun 15-19
50
44
1
2
3

2008 May 30-Jun 1
49
44
1
4
2

2008 May 1-3
47
48
1
3
1

2008 Apr 18-20
49
44
1
3
3

2008 Mar 14-16
49
47
1
1
2

2008 Feb 21-24
47
48
1
2
2

2008 Feb 8-10
50
46
*
2
1

2008 Jan 10-13
45
50
1
2
2

Great Western Strategy Axelrod- McCain's up 11% tonight in Montana! (rc politics)- WONDER WHY?







Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here?
This is a lost ticket any way.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 8:20 PM
***************
Oh, MARTHA-

*Likely Voters*- USA TODAY/Gallup-
(other polls are merely Registered voters)
2008 Sep 5-7
44 Obama
54 McCain
*
1
1

2008 Aug 21-23
48 Obama
45 McCain
1
3
3

2008 Jul 25-27
45
49
1
1
4

2008 Jun 15-19
50
44
1
2
3

2008 May 30-Jun 1
49
44
1
4
2

2008 May 1-3
47
48
1
3
1

2008 Apr 18-20
49
44
1
3
3

2008 Mar 14-16
49
47
1
1
2

2008 Feb 21-24
47
48
1
2
2

2008 Feb 8-10
50
46
*
2
1

2008 Jan 10-13
45
50
1
2
2

Great Western Strategy Axelrod- McCain's up 11% tonight in Montana! (rc politics)- WONDER WHY?







Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here?
This is a lost ticket any way.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 8:20 PM
***************
Oh, MARTHA-

*Likely Voters*- USA TODAY/Gallup-
(other polls are merely Registered voters)
2008 Sep 5-7
44 Obama
54 McCain
*
1
1

2008 Aug 21-23
48 Obama
45 McCain
1
3
3

2008 Jul 25-27
45
49
1
1
4

2008 Jun 15-19
50
44
1
2
3

2008 May 30-Jun 1
49
44
1
4
2

2008 May 1-3
47
48
1
3
1

2008 Apr 18-20
49
44
1
3
3

2008 Mar 14-16
49
47
1
1
2

2008 Feb 21-24
47
48
1
2
2

2008 Feb 8-10
50
46
*
2
1

2008 Jan 10-13
45
50
1
2
2

Great Western Strategy Axelrod- McCain's up 11% tonight in Montana! (rc politics)- WONDER WHY?







Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey Bobster does the home allow you to watch Cable TV?

ANSWER: You mean FOX-news channel? Is that what you have been watching? Surely that surge have worked for Rupert Murdoch and you!!! There are 100 different factors that worked on violence slowing down, and surge is just 1 factor or 1%. Good job, you are 1% right. I sallute that information from you FOX-news. Keep watching them, because that is the only place where you can praise Bush and McCain.

Posted by: Bobster | September 9, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

GO OBAMA.

Although, if anyone has his ear. I am concerned about his rhetoric about the military and wars and the problems of high school drop outs. Teaching toddlers is, of course, important; however, let's educate our Jr and Sr High kids and give them a higher education.

SOLVE TODAY'S EDUCATION PROBLEMS FIRST. Then invite the Jr and Sr High school kids to help educate the TODDLERS.

Could you pass this on to Obama for me, thanks.

Posted by: there is no anonymous anymore | September 9, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Steve | September 9, 2008 8:09 PM

OBAMA / BIDEN:

THE LEAST QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL TICKET IN US HISTORY:

ZERO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE COMBINED
ZERO MILITARY EXPERIENCE COMBINED
ZERO BUSINESS EXPERIENCE COMBINED

Reply: hey bubba, where have you been to post this when George W Bush was running for president. Oh wait, he had all that experience and we ended up with attack on 9-11, we eneded up attacking some other country, we ended up with 5000 dead soldiers and we ended up not having allies. Yes, how can I forget how much people loved that president. I guess we just need normal and carring politician not comando or CEO. OBAMA and BIDEN are not comandos or pilots or riffle shooters or CEO's, just two fed up guys and sick of crooks and liars.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal here?
This is a lost ticket any way.

Posted by: martha | September 9, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

"OBAMA: Thinks that we are mess in Iraq"
Bobster
****************

Hey Bobster does the home allow you to watch Cable TV?
"The surge worked beyond anyone's wildest imagination"
B.Obama on The Factor 9/4/08

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA / BIDEN:

THE LEAST QUALIFIED PRESIDENTIAL TICKET IN US HISTORY:

ZERO EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE COMBINED
ZERO MILITARY EXPERIENCE COMBINED
ZERO BUSINESS EXPERIENCE COMBINED

Posted by: Steve | September 9, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Here's the small list of people that use to work for this governement, but some of the lost their jobs, some of them quit their jobs, someof them are in prison. Some of them are not in prison, because Bush decide to give them clemency and to use his high office powers. Thanks Mr. Bush.

I AM SURE YOU REMEMBER SOME OF THEM.

-SCOOTER LIBBY (Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States)
-JACK ABRAMOFF (White House lobbyist)
-ALBERTO GONZALES (General Attorney)
-COLIN POWEL (Secretary of the State)
-PAUL WOLFOWITZ (World Bank President)
-SCOTT McCLELLAN (White House press secretary)
-MICHAEL BROWN (FEMA director)
-TOMMY FRANKS (US Army general – Iraq – first in Iraq)
-JOHN ABIZAID (US Army general – Iraq - after Tommy Franks)
- White House Senior Political Adviser Karl Rove
- White House Counselor Dan Bartlett
- White House Budget Director Rob Portman
- White House Counsel Harriet Miers
- White House Political Director Sara Taylor
- White House Director of Strategic Initiatives Pete Wehner
- White House Deputy National Security Adviser J.D. Crouch
- Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty
- Acting Associate Attorney General William Mercer
- Justice Department White House liaison Monica Goodling
- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
- Army Secretary Francis Harvey
- Joint Chief of Staffs Chairman Peter Pace
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson
- U.N. Ambassador John Bolton
- USAID Director Randall Tobias

Posted by: Bobster | September 9, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

McCAIN: Voted to attack Iraq
OBAMA: Voted not to attack Iraq
McCAIN: Thinks everything is fine in Iraq
OBAMA: Thinks that we are mess in Iraq
McCAIN: Talking about winning or loosing a war
OBAMA: Talking about loosing our soldiers
McCAIN: Supported the surge in Iraq
OBAMA: Wanted to send more troops in Afghanistan
McCAIN: Thinks that we need to stay in Iraq until we win
OBAMA: Thinks that we need to pull our troops out ASAP.

RESULT: US troops are pulling out of Iraq in 2009 (next year), Bush is moving 8000 soldiers to Afghanistan, Whole world knows that we screwed up in Iraq, not lost the war, SCREWED UP.

Who has bad judgements for America; OBAMA or McCAIN

YOU DECIDE!!!!!!

Posted by: Bobster | September 9, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

All of the dem fear is hilarious. Keep on going, this is comical.

McCain/Palin 08
The only choice

Posted by: thefactor | September 9, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if Republitards had actually, you know, OVERSEEN Fannie and Freddie during the last 8 years, they could have averted the receivership. But NOOO! That wouldn't have been in the Republitard interest anyway. Here's the Iron Law of Republitard thinking: Everything in life is fair--it's just a little more fair for me than you. Suck it up, sucker!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

It's a JOB. We should be hiring the person most capable of fulfilling the duties of the position. After 26 years in the Senate, what is McCain's actual accomplishment -- one bill, the "McCain-Feingold" bill? What has he done for America the last 26 years -- what has he done, period, besides tell everybody who will listen "Hey, I was a POW for 5 years and tortured, too." He sure isn't running on his record, which has been invisible so far in his campaign.

At least with Obama, we have a clear record of involvement in civic activities -- he actually HAS spent time trying to make America better. He actually HAS thought about these issues and solutions.

You watch an Obama speech, he talks about specific plans to make America better. You watch a McCain speech, he tells stories about himself. Which guy would you hire to CEO your company or run your department?

Seems kind of obvious, to me.

Thanks.

mp

Posted by: Michael Powe | September 9, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Karen, speaking of crack money, Wasilla, Alaska is the meth capitol of the US.
http://www.topix.com/city/wasilla-ak/2008/09/wasillas-meth-problem-made-palins-borough-the-meth-capital-of-alaska

Posted by: JudiNV | September 9, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

okay seriously? palin herself instituted and chaired two major commities in alaska direcctly focused on climate change aka global warming. she simply beleives its not man made. (she beleives tahts teh fear campaign of liberal agenda). when given the opportunity by alaskan voters to initiate intelligent design in schools she also stated that it was up to the teachers to choose what to teach kids, but she felt that intelligent design was nothing more than giving kids MORE information, i guess she didnt want more ignorant liberals spouting how right they are across teh board.

please get your facts: because the only truth you uttered, is that alaska got a governer they wanted, who payed attention to the people, im sorry if your idea of a politician does something else.

------posted by dale-----------------

Funny how rewording things can make it sound better.

The science of global warming as we know it today is about how it coincides with human activity. There is evidence of natural global warming in the past and that evidence suggest that it is not occuring today. Evidence actually says the earth natually supposed to get colder to an ice age. Human activity is at fault for global warming and she does not believe it because she needs human activity to fund her State and keep happy the oil men. Obvious! She knows its human activity but she doesn't give a crap because these are end of days and her state is saved. LOL

"Intelligent Design" is a philosophy, not a science. I agree it can be taught in a philosophy class with the other belief systems such as reincarnation etc. But not a science class. Most public school do not teach philosophy. So to include this in the public school system as MORE INFORMATION without other information such as reincarnation, etc etc is whack. To include it ina science class is rediculous.


Posted by: Shane LBC | September 9, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Lisa | September 9, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

So, do you recall the scene in The Godfather when Clemenza asks Tessio, "What's with all the new faces?" and Abe responds, "we're gonna need all we can get, Sonny just hit Bruno Tattaglia"...well, Obama's gonna need all the money he can raise, Joe Biden's at it again- today fresh from his false drunk driver claim, he tried to tell family's with disabled children that McCain was against stem cell research- I guess he had Palin on his mind, everyone else in this country does- she's against embryonic stem cell research- McCain isn't. His position for embryonic stem cell research is one real distinction between McCain and Bush and is one reason the far Right was lukewarm on his candidacy.....Come on Joe, keep it up- we want at least 4 more gaffes before the debate! MCain is nearly tied with Obama with women voters and leads with white women voters as of today, but Joe can really put us over the top when we pull out the Anita Hill hearings....remember? Call Clemenza!

Posted by: Scott | September 9, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

How many people here have actually read Al Gores Book? If you believe the science he presents, go take it out on McCain at http://www.boppoll.com. If not, Obama is waitng at http://www.boppoll.com too. Bring it on!

Posted by: acarponzo | September 9, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama gives me and my daughters hope. Fear-based McCain doesn't. I watched both conventions and it seemed to me that the Republicans seemed angry about so much. And I asked myself why when they have been in power for eight years. And now they have a religious extremist on the ticket. Lord save us all.

Posted by: Bill | September 9, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Well, that is a releif. I certainly hope it is in the neighborhood of, hmm, what was Barack needing per month again? Oh yeah, $100 million plus $50 million for the DNC. I am sure they did that, Barack controls the sea levels, and is doctor to the earth, I am sure that is worth at least $1.8675 trillion per month alone.

Posted by: A Stoner | September 9, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

For the first time in my adult life, McCain
has made me feel embarassed of my country.
What a circus.

Posted by: klayne | September 9, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

If the Republicans wanted a vice-pre­sident who favors teaching creationism in public schools, who denies the science of global warming, who op­poses not only civil unions but also benefits for same-sex couples and who has been more than cosy with an Alaska secessionist party, they got what they asked for. But a person capable of leading our military on day one???

John McCain cares more about getting elected than he cares for America's security.

------posted by bob-----------------

okay seriously? palin herself instituted and chaired two major commities in alaska direcctly focused on climate change aka global warming. she simply beleives its not man made. (she beleives tahts teh fear campaign of liberal agenda). when given the opportunity by alaskan voters to initiate intelligent design in schools she also stated that it was up to the teachers to choose what to teach kids, but she felt that intelligent design was nothing more than giving kids MORE information, i guess she didnt want more ignorant liberals spouting how right they are across teh board.

please get your facts: because the only truth you uttered, is that alaska got a governer they wanted, who payed attention to the people, im sorry if your idea of a politician does something else.

Posted by: dale | September 9, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

"He needs to start attacking republicans where it hurts. Maybe he should bring up Sarah Palins affair. Or any other of the numerous scandals."

So true. Because we know that the MSM sure won't do it!

Posted by: oprockwell | September 9, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

this article proves that the Washington Post has absolutely no biased...........

Posted by: dale | September 9, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

If the Republicans wanted a vice-pre­sident who favors teaching creationism in public schools, who denies the science of global warming, who op­poses not only civil unions but also benefits for same-sex couples and who has been more than cosy with an Alaska secessionist party, they got what they asked for. But a person capable of leading our military on day one???

John McCain cares more about getting elected than he cares for America's security.

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 9, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Where is Biden? He should really do something. Perhaps its his turn to prove that he is a senior pitbull minus the lipstick.

Posted by: Interested | September 9, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow, He is on a roll, Whats he going to do with all that Money. Its really ashamed that Candidates waste all that money on Campaigns. He needs to start attacking republicans where it hurts. Maybe he should bring up Sarah Palins affair. Or any other of the numerous scandals. http://www.hotpres.com

Or the Palin Dui Secret. http://www.duihelpguide.com

He needs to attack Palin she is becoming way to much of a force.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 9, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

How about some of you try doing a little research.

Obama has taken as much money from lobbyists and their families as anyone has in this election cycle. He has taken millions from the Oil Industry, Unions, Corporations, etc.

Its sad to watch so many gullible people fall for this "hope and change" B.S. Obama is just another typical politican that does whatever suits his political needs.

He better hope he raised over 80 million this month.. or he is going to be in BIG trouble keeping up with McCain and the RNC.

Posted by: TJ | September 9, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Anon 6:21 PM:

Your logic is so ... compelling. Clearly you are among the smart 49%.

Posted by: Howard | September 9, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

The McCain-Feingold bill at work, how many years and tax payer dollars did it take to pass that bill which is ineffective since the RNC can spend as much as it wants on McCain's behalf?

Obama proved that an unlikely candidate can break fundraising records without taking ONE DIME of tax money or PAC or Lobbyist money.

Now who's the REAL reformer here?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

More money down the rat hole....

It's gonna be McCain/Palin 58...el-Barack 42

Posted by: El Nino | September 9, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

In the hisory of the United States there have only been white Presidents, some okay and some not so okay. We have just witnessed a REAL DUMB white President for the past eight years! My God, the U.S.A. is a laughing pot to the entire World. We have been recognized as being one of the dumbest countries. When GWB won, the world was quoted as saying "One thing is clear, 51% of America is dumb (those who voted the jackass$ in office again) and 49% was smart (those who didn't vote the retarded idiot back into office)!

FACT: CAN'T BLAME THE BLACK MAN FOR SCREWING UP THE COUNTRY...BUT IT WILL DEFINITELY TAKE A BLACK MAN TO FIX THE SCREWED UP COUNTRY.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Top recipients of Campaign contributions from FANNIE MAE

#1 Chris Dodd
#2 Barack Obama
#3 Joe Biden
#4 Hillary Clinton


Posted by: Karen | September 9, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

NO WAY NO HOW NO MCCAIN AND NO PALIN.

Posted by: Hillary | September 9, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Apparently, Obama is using his money to pay off the Alaska legislators he met with in July to go after Palin in July. Obama has already broken the law by contacting the Alaska State Union Officials on the investigation. Obama is spreading the crack money all the way to Alaska.

Posted by: Karen | September 9, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Good job, anon, two completely amateur smear sites. Good luck getting those started.

Posted by: Dirt McGirt | September 9, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama sure was right that the finance system is broken. The fat cats can neutralize Obama's broad donor base by giving much larger amounts to the RNC, which then turns around and spends the money on McCain's behalf.

Posted by: PhilHart | September 9, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Now there's no excuse for the Obama campaign not to come up with a successful anti-Palin strategy and viable TV spots. Axelrod and Plouffe need to get to work.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | September 9, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow, He is on a roll, Whats he going to do with all that Money. Its really ashamed that Candidates waste all that money on Campaigns. He needs to start attacking republicans where it hurts. Maybe he should bring up Sarah Palins affair. Or any other of the numerous scandals. http://www.hotpres.com

Or the Palin Dui Secret. http://www.duihelpguide.com

He needs to attack Palin she is becoming way to much of a force.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 9, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

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