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Since first setting eyes on the White House, Mitt Romney and his backers have spent more than $200 million - including $44.6 million of his fortune - on a seven-year quest for the Republican presidential nomination.
A look back shows the depth of Romney's investment in trying to win the nation's highest office, how his supporters circumvented federal campaign laws with huge, back-channel donations years before he declared his candidacy, and to whom he might owe favors if he wins.
Originally posted by nuclear12346
Only 200 million over the course of 7 years? That is peanuts.
Obama raised more than triple that figure during his 2008 campaign alone. Obama raised and spent 750 million dollars in 2008.
Source : The New York Times
And together, him and Mccain spent a total of 1 billion dollars.
Source : Politico
Just as a personal note of my own :
Even if Romney got his so called "pledged" (as of yet "committed" money) from his billionaire potential backers (thanks super-pacs) he will still probably fall behind Obama by a large margin this cycle.
Originally posted by GD21D
reply to post by illuminnaughty
You're making this an Obama issue. In effect it's trivializing the whole idea of the OP. This problem isn't about just Obama, Romney, or Bush. Me personally, I don't care about Obama's failed promises. We're here now, we'll have to deal with the cards we're dealt. I do think we definitely need to fix this or these types of policies with the special interest groups, and foreign influence is going to drive the U.S further and further away from the ideals on which it was founded upon.