posted on Apr, 4 2007 @ 02:53 PM
Well, whatever it is that Obama's doing, he's doing it right. Some breakdown on the number according to NPR. Obama's $25mil was raised just for the Primary Election, which technically puts him at greater Primary Election advantage than Clinton, whose
$26mil is combined funding for both. Since funding has to be spent very specifically, this is a significant advantage for Obama.
Obama's $25mil was raised from over 100,000 people, as opposed to Clinton's $26mil raised from almost 50,000 people. In a nutshell, roughly
twice as many people like Obama enough to give him money before the Primaries.
Obama's $25mil was raised from individuals, as opposed to Clinton's, which mostly came from PACs and lobbyists.
As for why people are getting behind Obama, rather than Clinton? Charisma is absolutely a factor. After 8 straight years of what has roundly been
called The Worst President Ever, tattered foreign relations, an enormous increase in the amount of distrust of the government thanks to repeated lies,
scandals, corruption, and domestic surveillance, is it any wonder?
I mean here's a guy who's not only the first viable black candidate for the presidency, which automatically will carry some votes, but he's
bright, intelligent, honest, and fresh enough to the politosphere that he has not yet been entangled in webs of corruption and scandals that haunt so
many of the other candidates.
I don't think people want an "accomplished politician" anymore. They've SEEN what an accomplished politician does, he runs the morale of the
nation and its allies into the ground. What they want is an ordinary guy they feel like they can trust. They need someone to have faith in. The nation
really, seriously, needs a President they can believe in, before it's too late and people lose all faith in the country itself.
So I wouldn't be too hard on Obama's supporters. Frankly, I'm probably going to end up being one of them.