September 9, 2008

Sweet... Well-deserved troubles...

This NYT piece on how the Barackmo Campaign may be struggling with fund-raising made us smile. The Times of course does not see fit to mention the teensy-weensy little fact that Obama promised to use public financing, and that breaking his pledge when it seemed expedient was a kick in the teeth to the more idealistic of his lefty backers...
NYT: Straining to Reach Money Goal, Obama Presses Donors After months of record-breaking fund-raising, a new sense of urgency in Senator Barack Obama’s fund-raising team is palpable as the full weight of the campaign’s decision to bypass public financing for the general election is suddenly upon it. Senator Barack Obama, who spoke Monday in Flint, Mich., has bypassed federal financing, giving him more freedom but requiring continuing fund-raising. Pushing a fund-raiser later this month, a finance staff member sent a sharply worded note last week to Illinois members of its national finance committee, calling their recent efforts “extremely anemic.” At a convention-week meeting in Denver of the campaign’s top fund-raisers, buttons with the image of a money tree were distributed to those who had already contributed the maximum $2,300 to the general election, a subtle reminder to those who had failed to ante up...
Posted by John Weidner at September 9, 2008 7:39 AM
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