Monday, October 10, 2011

Who's Funding Whom?

BARACK OBAMA CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS ($46.3 M)

The New York Times notes the following in its coverage of the latest FEC reports for the 2012 presidential election.

Mitt Romney's $18.4 million dwarfs all of his primary challengers, with the next closest candidates (Paul and Pawlenty) at $4.5 M. All fall short of Obama's $46 M war chest, but more far more interesting than the total funds raised are the nature of the contributions themselves.

MITT ROMNEY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS ($18.4 M)

We've been treated to ample assertions about class warfare, which is probably a good thing, since most metrics (take your pick) show it's been happening since the 1980s and started in earnest with Bush's election in 2000.

Half of the contributions for President Obama are less than $200. For those contributing to Mitt Romney, 70% are the maximum legal limit.

The reader does realize that this is small change compared to the now unregulated billions in PAC electioneering unleashed by the Supreme Court, but it's enough to make it all too clear who is behind whom.

1 Comments:

Blogger Sirocco said...

I've been sufficiently disappointed by Obama's stance on a range of issues, particularly in regards to executive privilege issues and related matters, that I considered not contributing to his campaign at all this time around.

After some thought I am leaning toward donating about 40% of what I gave to his first campaign, and distribute the rest amongst various local candidates.

10/10/2011 7:05 AM  

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