Obama Campaign Emails Supporters:
“We just learned that the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee had a $20 million cash advantage on October 15th.”
“Barack Obama raised more than $150 million in September, a stunning and unprecedented eruption of political giving that has given him a wide spending advantage over rival John McCain.”
–Miami Herald, October 22, 2008
The Obama campaign has raised $400 million more than the McCain campaign yet has recently emailed supporters claiming McCain has $20 million more in its coffers at the final days of the election. Which bears the question: which candidate ran a more “fiscally conservative” campaign?
The MSM reported that the Obama campaign is flush with cash, raising money in “record” numbers from campaign contributors with a “wide, spending advantage”, yet DBKP has learned the campaign is telling supporters a different “story”: McCain and the RNC have $20 million more than both the Obama campaign and the DNC:
Excerpt from an email sent October 30 by Joe Biden and Obama for America:
“We just learned that the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee had a $20 million cash advantage on October 15th. That means we can expect to see a fierce blitz of negativity in the final days — so-called “robocalls,” mail pieces, and TV ads filled with smears and false attacks.”
Another email, sent out on the same day from Marianne Markowitz, Chief Financial Officer of
Obama for America, carried the same message:
“As of October 15th, John McCain and the RNC together had nearly $20 million more in cash than the combined total of Obama for America and the DNC. And just this week, we’re facing new and unexpected spending against us in Montana and West Virginia.”
What’s interesting is the timing: CNN and other MSM outlets reported that the Obama campaign had announced on October 19 they had raised a “record” $150 million in September.
Both emails soliciting donations claimed the money was needed to fight McCain’s “negative ads”
while Biden wrote about the McCain campaign’s “TV ads filled with smears and false attacks”. Markowitz cited “new and unexpected spending against us in Montana and West Virginia”. Biden closed his argument with this warning: “We can’t let our opponents’ low-road tactics prevail. To stand up to this last-minute spending spree, we need to step up our efforts.”
Here’s what was reported on October 22 in the Miami Herald:
“Campaign manager David Plouffe, in an e-mail to supporters Sunday morning, said the campaign had added 632,000 new donors in September, for a total of 3.1 million contributors to the campaign. He said the average donation was $86.
The Democratic National Committee, moments later, announced that it raised $49.9 million and had $27.5 million in the bank at the start of October. The party has been raising money through joint fundraising events with Obama and can use the money to assist his candidacy.”
The Herald reported that the Obama campaign had raised $605 million. The Herald also stated that
“the combined Obama and DNC totals for September now give the Democrats a distinct financial advantage going into Election Day, just 16 days away” yet the Obama campaign is telling supporters a vastly different story: that the McCain and RNC have $20 million more cash in their coffers.
The New York Times published an article about the Obama campaign and how it had spent the hundreds of millions sent in by supporters:
* Obama has raised $400 million more than McCain
* Spent $280 million in advertising
* Has 700 field offices compared to McCain’s 400
* Obama’s thirty minute Primetime infomercial cost “well over $3 million”
* $31 million for payroll
* Last week the Obama campaign spent “nearly twice as much” in TV advertising
The Obama campaign, according to the New York Times piece, claimed the Obama campaign has been “frugal”, yet the campaign has literally spent hundreds of millions more than the McCain campaign and now faces a “deficit” in regards to who has more money to spend as election day looms less than four days away. The McCain campaign, according to the Times, has been “constrained” by the $84 million under the public financing system.
What did Barack Obama promise in writing? Why did he break this promise? Can we believe his campaign email? What did the entire Obama campaign email say?
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