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posted by Justin Oldham]
I'm glad to see the "new guy" making such a splash . I only wish the Republicans had a new guy to make a similar wave in the conservative pool. I know. Romney. Trouble is, Mitt isn't really in Presidential mode. He's got the bucks, but he's not playing to win. He's in this for the fun.
Having said that, we should be glad that somebody is challenging Hillary. I'm grateful that she's being challenged by a relative newcomer. I may not agree with his politics, but I do know that we need new blood and new ideas. Republicans at this time won't find new words and new ideas unless they are pushed. [Edited by Don W]
posted by ImpliedChaos
Obama is a smart enough black guy who knows he is palatable to white America. When Al Sharpton and others [Jesse Jackson] ran white America didn’t give them a second look. But Obama is easy to soak in for them because he doesn’t play on white America's shame and all that. [Edited by Don W]
posted by Justin Oldham
Obama. With 100,000 donors, he got most of his money from small contributors. Every modern politician wants to tap in to the average persons wallet. Trouble is, small donors usually give once. "I gave my ten dollars, I've done my part." In truth, most of the small donors who give really can't afford to. Their "sacrifice" is a one-time thing because they hope others will take up where they left off.
Clinton. Fifty thousand donors. They have more disposable income. They WILL be asked again for financial support. We need to remember this is the longest Presidential campaign in US history.
Reflect. Howard Dean had great success with the internet fund raising in 2003. He had a lot of small donors who never ponied up again. His money surge didn't last, even before the famous scream that was heard
“‘round the world.”
I believe Hilary's fund-raisers are aiming for a model that looks like this. 200,000 people to give a total of $100 million dollars by the end of 2007. Sounds hard? Not really. Her average donation amount was $520.
Obama's 100,000 donors average gift was $250. The "demographics" I'm talking about will be studied closely by everyone including the Republicans. I’m glad to see that Barack raised that kind of money, but I doubt his ability to keep the dough coming in. [Edited by Don W]
posted by Justin Oldham
posted by Don W
Conspiracy Theory Karl Rove said, "I want you to call 10 friends." Say, “I want you to make a small one-time donation to Barack Obama. This will go far to shoot Hillary in the foot.” I suppose he’d close a la Red Skeleton, “Thank you and God Bless.“
I admit what you suggest is the sort of dark-hearted thing any Karl Roe would think of and I myself wouldn't rule it out if my client really wanted to win. Having said that, I don't think that such a conspiracy exists. Doesn't mean it can't happened. I will make note of this idea for future use in one of my books. [Edited by Don W]
posted by marg6043
This my take on the popularity of Obama . . he appeals to the people of his own race . . his donations comes in small amounts . . Hilary is getting her larger donations from big corporate and wealthy Americas . . so far McCain and Giuliani has not raised enough money to even compare to Obama and Hillary.
But conservatives will vote and fundamentalist Christians will vote, and will give their backing to a moderate like Giuliani to rather than deal with another war mentality type candidate who acts like Bush . . . . McCain
When it comes to the final results we may find McCain wins over Giuliani at the last moment in the minds and hearts of conservative and Christian fundamentalist. But when it comes to Obama and Hillary we may find that our nation is still very much alive with racism and gender preferences and the conservative Americans will once again dominate the voting polls. We may have McCain as the new president. But we still have plenty of time to see what happen. [Edited by Don W]
WASHINGTON: Barack Obama is not interested in running for vice president.
The Democratic presidential hopeful made that clear during an appearance Monday on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman." Letterman asked Obama if there had been any discussion of the Illinois senator sharing the Democratic ticket with New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.