Huge Money Night for Obama

Obama's campaign has just crested 500,000 donors for 2008.  The counter is at 500,707.  That is a jump last night of over 32,000 new donors in less than 24 hours.  Coming on the heels of the announcement yesterday that he raised over 36 million in January and the enormous amount raised on Feb. 5th he is probably poised to beat his January figure in February.

Tags: campaign finance, Money, obama (all tags)



Obama is a phenomena

Its time for Hillary to concede for the good of the party.  

by Moonwood 2008-02-20 04:59AM | 0 recs
Re: that's too bad

You should start to educate yourself about Barack because it is all over.  People are being polite out of deference to Bill, but there is no way she wins, and if she doesn't bow out gracefully on March 5th, the party will move on without her.  

By the way, the Obama campaign had set March 4th as the goal to hit 500,000 new donors and they came in 2 weeks early.  Will Clinton supporters rally to give her money to compete?

by Piuma 2008-02-20 05:01AM | 0 recs
Obama crushes McCain once we focus on Iraq

61% of Americans want us out in a year. McCain wants to stay for 100 years.

Obama: "This war should bever have been authorized . . . ."

= = =

Reports are Sadr may call off his cease-fire very soon and if true Iraq will turn far more ugly, quickly.

by Bill White 2008-02-20 05:10AM | 0 recs
Re: that's too bad


All right folks, let have a respectful and logical discussion about the good of the many versus the desire of the few.

Nothing against Hill.  I have always respected her and her husband, and will continue to do so...if she and her supporters realize whay has happened and what is at stake.  My thesis here is that for the good of the party and the Clinton brand, she ought to UNITE behind the candidate who out-hustled, out-funded, and out-witted her team rahter than FIGHT the inevitable.  Had Obama lost ten in a row by LANDSLIDES, and was 150 primary delegates down, I would say the same thing about him, btw.  

There is no scenario that doesn't include changing the rules (re: MI/FL), wresting away the nomination via strong-arming Superdelegates that delivers Hillary the nomination.  In so doing, she would fracture the party.  Is the nomination worth destroying the long term solvency of the party.

Furthermore, to continue in the face of these facts is to risk her own ability to run again in 2016, AND will hurt Bill's great initiatives on the world stage.  Continued "attack-dog" efforts by Bill will soon threaten his image as "elder statesman".

I am begging HRC supporters to publically go on the record and while declaring their love for HRC and the Clintons, recognize that the defeat of the GOP is a certainty if WE UNITE behind the candidate who has already chnged the electorate. Please PLEASE let's all get behind Barack Obama, NOW.

One more thing...should she drop out NOW rather than wait for embarrassing endings in TX/OH, she'll earn the respect and gratitude of the elcetorate as many of us suspect that she will continue to matter the cost to the larger effort.

I want to thank ALL of us...whoever you have supported...OUR party is the party of ideas and debate.  We will ALL be better for our collective efforts and struggles in this primary season.  I look very forward to a unified and strong party, and hope that we can all dicuss this even-handedly!

Love to All,


by a gunslinger 2008-02-20 05:11AM | 0 recs
That sounds like bitterness

We're all still on the same team.

by bigdcdem 2008-02-20 05:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Huge Money Night for Obama

The ticker is now at 503,457.  That's almost 3,000 people in less than an hour.  The money is just pouring in, and this without any direct appeal by the campaign.  35,000 new donors in a little more than 12 hours.

by Piuma 2008-02-20 05:38AM | 0 recs
Re: Huge Money Night for Obama

It's time to get together behind Obama.  McCain cannot win in November.  Let's keep our eyes on the prize.

by Chili Dogg 2008-02-20 05:47AM | 0 recs
Re: that's too bad

You might want to tone it down.  We are not idiots.  And your insults hurt your candidate even more. Obama is going to win the nomination and be the next President. Perhaps you might want to take off your hate glasses and try to understand what it is that ll s "idiots" see.  An extraordinary leader with vision, integrity, intelligence and the ability to inspire, who is extraordinarily accomplished for his years, as a constitutional scholar, civil rights lawyer, community organizer, Illinois Senator and US Senator.  

He has run a much better and smarter campaign than Hillary.  If Hiilary's campaign is anything like how she would lead the country it is a disaster.

Obama has inspired a new generation to be involved in politics.  He is building the kind of coalition needed to sweep 60 Dems into the Senate so that he can actually get to the business of Governing.  And his early opposition to the war will enable him to blow McCain out of the water.  It is Obama who has built the possibility for Democratic wins in nearly every state in the country.

Try to see who this man is and what he has achieved.  When everyone else is an "idiot" and you think you are the only one who is right, you need a reality check.

by Helenann 2008-02-20 06:55AM | 0 recs


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