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cricketgrl 8th-Nov-2012 10:24 pm (UTC)
Obama had way less cash than Romney. Romney had unbelievable amounts of money from the Corporations and Tycoons. Rumor was he had at least 10 times as much as Obama.
bostongirl2003 8th-Nov-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
that's what I had read as well, but I think the Yahoo article was specifying that Obama had money in his coffers back in April and he supposedly started the Mitt "bashing" then, before Mitt had had a chance to earn as much. I'm not 100% clear on the timeline, but the whole Yahoo article reads like bullshit. No amount of money in the world would have endeared Mitt to the majority of this country.
_flytothemoon 8th-Nov-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
do you happen to have a source for this? i remember reading on CNN that obama raised about a million more, so i googled and came across this: obama raised something like 934 million and mitt 882 million, w/ a spending of 853 million and 753 million, respectively.
publicfrenemy 9th-Nov-2012 12:50 am (UTC)
well, the trouble is that there's various pots of money.

There's the candidate's money, the party's money and superpac money. If you count these various pots, Romney is the clear winner. The republican superpacs were out of control.
_flytothemoon 9th-Nov-2012 01:01 am (UTC)
meh, alright. you might be right in that aspect. i just thought i'd contribute a different viewpoint than the usual ONTD comments, especially as the "10 times as much money" comment sounded extremely inaccurate.

if lucille bluth says something about money, it's obv the truth!

Edited at 2012-11-09 01:01 am (UTC)
publicfrenemy 9th-Nov-2012 01:07 am (UTC)
yeah, there's also an important difference in terms of hour Democrats organize and fund their field offices that affects the accounting. Instead of spreading out money throughout the party apparatus, the democrats pool a good bit of their money in an umbrella organization, Organizing for America, which was run by the Obama campaign. It's arguably a lot more efficient. The Obama/democrat ground game is light years ahead of republicans.
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