Thursday, July 17, 2008

Well they were right

A few days ago the Wall Street Journal stated that Obama would raise only about $30 million in June [RUPERT!!!!!!] and then the Drudge Siren was unleashed [how surprising].

Well, the Obama campaign said it was way off and they were right.

Because of your generosity and commitment, we're reporting to the press today that this campaign is in a very strong financial position.

In the month of June, supporters like you helped raise $52 million.

But more impressive than the number is how you did it. Hundreds of thousands of ordinary people contributed to building our campaign for change. Many were first-time donors, giving only what they could afford -- and the average donation was just $68.

And that is impressive.

But, while the media -- as fucking always -- tut tutted and adopted the McCain campaigns spin, the truth is still thus:

Plouffe also warned, however, that Obama and the Dems still face a cash disadvantage: He and the Democratic National Committee have a combined $72 million on hand, he said, while the GOP and the Republican National Committee finished June with nearly $100 million.

And since, at this moment, the Presidency is the only hope the GOP has of keeping power, they are going to pour most of those resources into McSame.

So, if this was the off-season and the "season of the Dirty Fucking Hippies discontent" over FISA, they've weathered the storm just fine.

In any case, give if you can...and not just to the Obama campaign.

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