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Obama raises record $66 million in August

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. KenH

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    Obama raises record $66 million in August

    Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:56am EDT
    By Caren Bohan

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raised a record $66 million in August, a campaign spokesman said on Sunday.

    The latest figures may bolster expectations of a money advantage that Obama could have over Republican candidate John McCain in the final two months before the November 4 election.

    - www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed2/idUSN1441295320080914
     
  2. Dragoon68

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    What a waste of money!
     
  3. LeBuick

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    Yep, but it's not tax payers money and I think you should appreciate that...

    I mean, you say you plan to reform government then take $84 Mil to do it... Kind of hypocritical isn't it?
    Shouldn't McCain say I will reform the rest of government?
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    Currently it is not helping him in the polls.
     
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    At this point in time look at polls and throw them in the trash can. That is what they are worth this far ahead of the election.
     
  6. LeBuick

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    I agree, the Palin effect still has a hold on this country. This is why McCain is riding this high as long as he can with things like the lipstick incident. If I were Obama I would take McCain up on the town hall offers with the stipulation that the VP's do the same agenda. He needs to do it very publicly and see what happens. I suspect McCain will back down which will take some of the wind out of the Palin effect.

    Even if it doesn't back down, Obama has nothing to loose...
     
  7. KenH

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    I don't think that the money I contributed to the Obama campaign in August was wasted at all. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    The lipstick "incident' was wrong. But Obama needs to stay away from unscripted events. It keeps his studder down to a minimum. The Palin effect is quite a bit more than lipstick on a pig. McCains shameful exaggeration of the lipstick on a pig pales in comparison to all the babies that will be slaughtered with Obama full support and cooperation.
     
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    You think his speech is hurting him? Being one who studders I usually notice other who do and I haven't noticed. I know his speech and slow and deliberate but I don't see it as negative.

    I was using the lipstick as a way McCain is keeping her name in the news. That's all he's doing. As long as he keeps her name on our lips the effect will mask the truth that he is 4 more years of the same policies. It's the conservative phylosiphy and that's not he change he promises.

    I know Obama and my view on abortion differ but there are more people alive that are hurting with this economy and the war that I hope my vote can do something to help (this includes me). If I thought voting for McCain would really help the abortion issue I would consider it but I know McCain was against overturning Roe vs Wade coming into the primaries. He's changed several of his views to get votes which I don't trust.

    I know people change but politicians also lie. I don't believe there's a line in politicians that separate the two.
     
  10. Revmitchell

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    I don't think his "speech" is hurting him I know his inability to answer unscripted questions is hurting him. The studder is not physical it is due to a lack of knowledge.
     
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    KenH,

    You didn't keep your word.
     
  12. Revmitchell

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    Let's see:

    1. He vowed to leave the forum
    2. He vowed support for RP
    3. He vowed support for Hillary
    4. He vowed support for Obama
    5. He vowed support for Barr
    6. He vowed support for Obama
    7. He vowed not to post in the political forum until after November
     
  13. Crabtownboy

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    8. He is a good fellow. Be nice to him.
     
  14. Bro. Curtis

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    Would you forgive Palin for that many flip-flops ?
     
  15. Revmitchell

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    Maybe you should follow your own "Golden Rule"
     
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    I do. You should see what I have thought and not written. Besides he is probaby nicer than I am.

    How 'bout you?
     
  17. KenH

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    Thank you.

    Let them waste posts attacking me. Those are posts they can't use attacking Senator Obama or supporting Senator McCain. :)
     
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    I would forgive her ... but forgiveness does not mean I would vote for her.
     
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    :thumbs: :thumbs:
     
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    Well, I would have a hard time trusting anyone who does it as much as Ken, or Obama does. We'll see how much she does.
     
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