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The first $1 billion White House candidate.

The economy is hosed, people are still desperate for jobs, the U/E rate is a reflection of those who have lost their benefits, not those who have found work, our social programs are nearly bankrupt, entire states are close to insolvency, and Obama kicks of his official 2012 campaign with a bid to become the first sitting president to have $1 billion in campaign funds.  In direct contrast to how proud he was to brag about his individual small contributions last time, he's purposely targetting the big guns and admitting it instead of trying to hide them.

HOW does this in any way indicate a president who is in touch with his employers or reality?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 12:46 PM on Apr. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He and his 'machine' will beg, borrow, steal, and lie to get reelected. It isn't about the American people. It is about his power which he doesn't understand anyway. Well, if election laws are revamped and voter ID cards are required, that my keep my dead in-laws from voting. Plus, we need our own 'get out the vote'. We must be diligent and get out the correct message of the repubs instead of the hate filled message people like Ed Schultz is spouting that the repubs want. We will have to work harder to counter the fear mongering of the left. That is all there is to it.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 12:52 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • He is out of touch with the American people. His agenda is about him and the people who got him where he is. He will talk about how we all need to tighten our belts while he lives it up and begs many who can't afford it to send him money so he can be President. Then he will continue to whine about how he inherited a mess and nothing is his fault. I am so sick of it and hope the bastard is voted out.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • The GOP needs to concentrate on offering a good choice and to focus on what the people care about. It's the economy, stupid! Always has been.

    A GOP who lasers in on the economy to the exclusion of the social planks of the GOP platform will be UNBEATABLE. The other stuff will follow... but the center of this country has ever only cared about its bank account and if you can't win them you may as well give up.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:07 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • – collapse

    he's purposely targetting the big guns


    This is a smart strategy ...and not one employed by ONLY the POTUS...


    lol,,,,,,the things you people find fault with when it isn't  "YOUR SIDE" doing it

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Apr. 3, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • A billion dollars can buy a lot of votes.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:10 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Well, he's not in touch with the American people, never has been.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:12 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Personally I think campaigns should have a reasonable budget limit funded by the candidate themselves. Let's face it, most of them are independently wealthy. One billion dollar is a lot of money. Although I'll take for granted it was obtained in accordance with the law I don't like it. Bush, Obama, McCain, Gingrich whoever it is, no one should spend that kind of money.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 1:33 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • – collapse
    He is not untouched with you so he's out of touch with voters?

    Apparently you missed the 2008 elections

    Seems he was more in touch than McCain
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:33 PM on Apr. 3, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • I think the Congress needs to finally pull their big boy/girl panties up and make it illegal for companies and unions to contribute to political campaigns of any kind. Companies nor unions vote. If that means there is a shortened campaign season with less ads on TV, so be it. Make your time to get your message out count to the max. But stop the enormous infusion of cash. The money being donated by companies should be paid out as dividends and not a line item in an expense account. The union money should go to replenish the pensions instead of using the pensions to make the contributions. (and then asking the gov't to bail them out!)
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:36 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • " i think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody. " (BO)

    "...especially Me!" (i just finished his thought, that's all.)

    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:38 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

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