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2012 Election: Will Campaign Donations Determine the Winner?

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Campaign donations play an important role in elections. Candidates need to raise money to get their message across using advertising on television, radio, the internet, etc... Candidates also need to travel, employ campaign strategists and workers, spend money on other logistics of running a national campaign.

Barack Obama spent $740 million dollars to win in 2008 -- more money than any campaign in American history. President Obama may need to spend more than that to win a re-election.

Obama's challenger, Mitt Romney, raised $106 million in June. Romney has received large donations from Republicans to rival the large Super PAC donations Obama received from celebrities like Morgan Freeman.

Associated Press reports:
June was the second consecutive month in which Romney brought in more money than Obama, finance reports filed Friday show. Romney's money advantage prompted Obama's campaign advisers to warn earlier this month that the president could lose the election if the financial disparity continued.
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  • Miss Smish 2012/07/24 16:12:22
    Yes
    Miss Smish
    +2
    Money has everything to do with it. These enormous donations are what's paying for the scoop! No one would know anything about the corporate cover up if we didn't have negative ads. Lobbiest are paying for the bill to be passed, why wouldn't you think that they would buy someone into office. Didn't someone sell obamas seat before?
  • UnusualSuspect 2012/07/24 16:02:39
    No
    UnusualSuspect
    +2
    While money always helps, it's the integrity, the honesty, the leadership, and the overall plan and vision for the country the person running for President must have to be elected.

    My money is again on Obama to win...


    obama
  • Miss Smish Unusual... 2012/07/24 16:07:12
    Miss Smish
    Dumb founded by the igornance of the people! Who ever think that the only reason why the bureaucrats get anything accomplished could be my monetary incentives
  • Lorenz0... Miss Smish 2012/07/25 00:39:56
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    I hope you understood, what you said, I didn't
  • Lorenz0... Unusual... 2012/07/25 00:37:21
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    If, what you say, were true, Obama, would never been elected!
  • Unusual... Lorenz0... 2012/07/25 00:49:25
    UnusualSuspect
    +1
    But he was elected, so it must be true...
  • LindaM Unusual... 2012/07/25 00:59:58
    LindaM
    +1
    LOL you are so right.
  • LindaM Unusual... 2012/07/25 00:59:13
    LindaM
    +1
    Mine also, Unusual.
  • DavidK 2012/07/24 16:01:42
    No
    DavidK
    +2
    I don't believe enough of the uninformed liberal vote will show up this time. Its going to be close but I'm guessing their are enough Americans who know better and vote Obama out.
  • LindaM 2012/07/24 15:53:42
    No
    LindaM
    +1
    It's the man, therefore we will have four more years of President Obama.
  • Lorenz0... LindaM 2012/07/25 00:45:27
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    No! It's hte ignorant idealogues.that vote, if it were the man, Obama, wouldn't have a snowball in Hell , chance of winning
  • LindaM Lorenz0... 2012/07/25 01:01:08
    LindaM
    I'm sorry you feel that way, but thee man will win again.
  • Blank Blank Blank 2012/07/24 15:39:40
  • God ble... Blank B... 2012/07/24 18:14:38
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    and likewise for you Fairdealer eh?
    http://www.washingtontimes.co...

    this is an embedded into our national political system problem by ALL politicans...
  • LindaM Blank B... 2012/07/25 01:02:41
    LindaM
    They won't see it and they won't except it. Their hero can do no wrong. lol
  • Blank B... LindaM 2012/07/25 10:13:49
  • LindaM Blank B... 2012/07/25 12:57:27
    LindaM
    LOL I'd say so. I heard where Obama is taking a lead and that there were some shady things that happened during the Olympics. Records seem to have disappeared or have been destroyed. Gee, I wonder why.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story...
  • Blank B... LindaM 2012/07/25 14:15:09
  • LindaM Blank B... 2012/07/25 14:29:10
    LindaM
    Yes, and now Romney wants Obama to be investigated for the leaks. Hum. I think he better watch his step.
  • skip 2012/07/24 15:30:50 (edited)
    Yes
    skip
    +2
    i gave to the president any thing to stop the flip flopper
  • Lorenz0... skip 2012/07/25 00:50:47
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    It seems, a flip flopper would be right at least part of the time, while Obama is wrong 100% of the time.
  • LindaM Lorenz0... 2012/07/25 01:04:42
    LindaM
    I'm sorry your blinded by the flopper.
  • skip Lorenz0... 2012/07/25 11:00:39 (edited)
    skip
    which side is he on today or lie
  • krayzrick 2012/07/24 15:01:14
    No
    krayzrick
    +3
    O'bummers worthless record will determine the winner.
  • God ble... krayzrick 2012/07/24 17:13:09 (edited)
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    Kray.. well spoken.. and who is it who supports him? http://www.washingtontimes.co...

    and it is not just Obama they "support" literally and virtually eh?
  • krayzrick God ble... 2012/07/24 19:56:33
    krayzrick
    +2
    yep .... I saw that. Chicago at it's finest... gangsters
  • Semper Fi 2012/07/24 13:49:15
    No
    Semper Fi
    +3
    It's already decided, and anyone who thinks we can survive another term under this inept president and his inept administration is this nation's largest threat.
  • Unusual... Semper Fi 2012/07/24 16:05:00
    UnusualSuspect
    +1
    Then the majority in this country, the majority who will put Obama in office again, is a pretty big threat...
  • Semper Fi Unusual... 2012/07/24 17:55:11
    Semper Fi
    +2
    Pretty big? Pull your head out, slip off the blinders, and take a hard look at what you fools have done to this country since you put his inept ass in office.
  • Unusual... Semper Fi 2012/07/24 18:31:58
    UnusualSuspect
    +1
    Don't even mention "inept"...Bush II was inept...worst President ever.
  • Semper Fi Unusual... 2012/07/24 19:35:21
    Semper Fi
    +2
    Typical "blame it on Bush" mentality. Try taking some responsibility for once in your liberal life..
  • Unusual... Semper Fi 2012/07/24 21:38:24
    UnusualSuspect
    +1
    And your typical "blame Obama" mentality...it's no better...
  • Lorenz0... Unusual... 2012/07/25 01:03:48
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +1
    Wrong, any fair-minded person (which excludes you) Can see all of Obama's broken promisses & failed policies)
  • Semper Fi Unusual... 2012/07/25 14:17:38
    Semper Fi
    Who's at the helm? Bush sucked. Obama sucks 10 times worse. Prove me wrong.
  • Lorenz0... Unusual... 2012/07/25 00:57:57
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +1
    You don't get it, they don't fu*king care! Just like that shooter in Colorado didn't care!
  • God ble... Unusual... 2012/07/24 18:16:40
    God bless American freedom
    +1
    it is unfortunately, it is a terrible danger.
  • Lorenz0... Unusual... 2012/07/25 00:54:59
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    Unfortunately, you are right, no argument here.
  • shadow76 Unusual... 2012/07/25 06:04:28
    shadow76
    +1
    No his election fraud will get him in again,
    Because the majority of people want him gone!
  • OneLastWord 2012/07/24 13:48:11
    Yes
    OneLastWord
    +2
    Yes worked for the Obummer, highest anount spent todate by any president, let see if Mitt spends more and gets the presidency.
  • Miss Smish OneLast... 2012/07/24 16:15:40
    Miss Smish
    +1
    You know he's putting his spin on obamacare to benefit his pockets!

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