Bloody William: I didn't know campaigns had to have balanced budgets or be profitable. I thought it was pretty much a game of "Raise money, then spend all of it before the election to get your point across. It's not about creating a sustainable business.
Iblis824: Hmm... between getting married and moving into a new apartment, and paying off my car, I'm pretty sure i've spent more than I made this month. Luckily, I also made money last month.
WombatControl: It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush....
Cletus C.: President Obama may end up becoming the boy who cried wolf in his "I will be outspent" fundraising campaign.Racism!
WombatControl: So yeah, Obama should totally run on his economic record, that would work just awesome for him.
WombatControl: Headso: His record includes more than the economy the numbers also clearly state that there is an improvement in the economy. Do you find it odd that republicans constantly suggesting that he can't run on his record are actually concerned about how he might manage his campaign and are trying to give helpful advice regarding future PR and ad campaigns?You can believe that if you wish. But it's a Democratic pollster that's telling Obama that message won't work. The link I posted was from two of the most respected Democratic pollsters out there.The Republicans would love nothing more than for Obama to run a campaign of telling struggling families how great it is that the economy is recovering thanks to him. But Obama's campaign is not that stupid, which is why they've spent millions attacking Romney rather than tooting their own horn on the economy.
WombatControl: Headso: You used the exact phrasing that is constantly used by republicans regarding Obama's record. The economic numbers have been improving over his tenure and he has foreign policy successes that could be used in the campaign. Where in your 20 page pdf does it show Obama can't tout some of his successes?Perhaps you should read it? Because it talks at lengths about why Obama can't win by making the argument that he made the economy better. It's not an argument that voters believe or respect because they simply are not experiencing it.
Dr Dreidel: qorkfiend: in a post-Citizen's United world where the majority of Romney's contributions have come from fewer than 200 wealthy individualsThis just hit me:Romney has raised over $100 million himself, yes? So let's just say that 200 people have built a war chest of $50 million. That means that 200 people contributed an average of $250,000 to Mitt Romney since he declared on 2JUN2011.In just over a year, 200 people contributed FIVE TIMES the average US yearly salary to a man, that he should become president.To say nothing of "unaffiliated" PACs and other corporate spending. Wouldn't that $250k be better spent on, like, creating jobs? Or maybe just paid to lower the debt? Or slice off $1,000 from each of them for a day of food at a homeless shelter in the nearest poor-people colony (or wherever they live)?And these are people who biatch about how much they're "forced" to contribute to government. CONTRIBUTING FIVE TIMES THE AVERAGE YEARLY SALARY IN THE US TO A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN.// don't want to live on planet, etc// does dumb have an escape velocity?
js34603: /make sure you Farkers vote, even if you think the 'media' is what is making this election close
Gecko Gingrich: I can't do it. Could one of you Independents explain it to me?
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