Friday, December 5, 2008

The Best Election Money Can Buy: Update

Obama spent FOUR TIMES as much as McCain in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Obama brought in $291 million between Sept. 1 and Nov. 24 and spent $349 million, helped by funds left over from a primary battle that began in February 2007, his campaign said. McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona, spent $78.9 million of the $84.1 million he received in public financing.

If the roles were reversed there would undoubtedly be news stories today about how the "corporate right-wing" bought the election. Instead the media pretends Obama rose on a groundswell of "grass-roots" support. I'll let you in on a little secret; you can't raise 300 million dollars in less than 2 months from waitresses and factory workers alone.

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