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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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  • SOUL4REAL Politic... 2012/07/24 18:52:14
    SOUL4REAL
    Let's say you "Kizz President Obama azz"!!!! He's "Safe" where ever he goes because someone "Higher" the you is "Protecting" him!!! Go sit your azz down somewhere and learn something "Fool"!!!
  • Politic... SOUL4REAL 2012/07/24 19:01:12
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +1
    Let's say you kiss mine instead. Poof ... great grammar and pure lack of understanding on your part for sure. Yeah, the Secret Service is guarding his scanky butt, but I don't think God would worry too much when Obama disses him with the likes of 20 years of Jeremiah Wright. (neener)
  • SOUL4REAL Politic... 2012/07/25 00:15:46
    SOUL4REAL
    Grow one, first!! With your sponge bob build azz, you're probably smelling like azz as you typing, with your stank azz!! You don't know "God"! You're Satan his self! "STFU"!! Hahahahahahaha!!! :((( Please don't respond back "Jackazz"!!!
  • Politic... SOUL4REAL 2012/07/25 02:25:13 (edited)
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +1
    So, sorry to see what a disgusting piece of filth you are. Of course, you are a typcial example of the way liberals handle themselves and their mental disorder. Throwing bad language doesn't make you an adult, but it certainly proves what a loser you are. You also appear to be close to illiterate. If you can't take the heat, stay out of my kitchen.

    Oddly enough I've always had a deal of respect for Native Americans, but you're proof that even a proud people have scum like you among their ranks.
  • Thegame 2012/07/24 02:02:58 (edited)
    No
    Thegame
    +1
    I am always amazed about how much money they spend. if you have to spend 100's of millions of dollars to get your message out. having to repeat hate commercial and promotional commercial then is that person vote even convient. if they choose there choice on some one sided biased commercial then it is just sad.
    though unfournate as it is that person vote does count. so dont show the commerials that person better off with a 50/50 chance then some 1min commerical saying nothing but lies false promises and hate.
  • whocares Thegame 2012/07/24 03:30:00
    whocares
    +2
    That money could be a lot better spent on doing something to help people!
  • abubincrazy 2012/07/24 01:51:59
    No
    abubincrazy
    +4
    These are just huge slush funds. We have no idea where all that money really goes.
    What we really HAVE to guard against is vote fraud.
    This regime scammed untld numbers of votes last time, and contracted a Spanish company(???) to count America's votes.
    I smell a rat.
  • Madeline M. 2012/07/24 01:33:19
    No
    Madeline M.
    Too many other factors.
  • head84 2012/07/24 00:48:33
    No
    head84
    +3
    Hell no. Just people blinded by the truth. He can be broke as a 4 dollar bill and stil when. I wouldnt vote for that terrorist it would save my life.
  • HL head84 2012/07/24 03:45:57
    HL
    +2
    By your spelling you shouldn't be allowed to vote! What a DA.....
  • Redneck HL 2012/07/24 05:04:46
    Redneck
    +3
    So, education level should determine if you get to vote? I think they tried that just after the civil war, didn't they? Hmpf, typical democrat.
  • jimmy d HL 2012/07/24 11:48:12
    jimmy d
    By your lack of intellect you shouldn't be allowed to vote.
  • ThinkAboutIt! 2012/07/24 00:42:15
    No
    ThinkAboutIt!
    +1
    But it worked for barry in '08'
  • jimmy d 2012/07/24 00:36:22
    Yes
    jimmy d
    +6
    He spent $$$740,000,000 on the 2008 campaign, he's attended over 100 fundraisers in the past 6 months at $30,000 per plate, his net worth is $11,800,000 and his half brother lives in the Kenyan slums. That tells you what type of person he is. He could care less about the middle class. He's using you people as tools to fulfill his dream to get re-elected as a lame duck president. It's all about destroying the big bad western civilization and to be a powerful tyrannical politician.
  • HL jimmy d 2012/07/24 03:48:57
    HL
    +2
    Oh you believe You Tube. Ok I am sure half of SH will believe you. The educated ones will be laughing at you! LOL....
  • Mae HL 2012/07/24 10:14:09
    Mae
    +2
    What an idiot--that video isn't a fan-made fantasy, it's from CNN, for crying out loud! I saw that news story first-hand, before someone uploaded it to YouTube. It's disgusting how Obama just turned his back on certain aspects of his family tree the way he has. Shows what kind of moral character--or lack thereof--that he possesses.
  • jimmy d HL 2012/07/24 11:47:00
    jimmy d
    +1
    Hey ignoramus. Do some research before you call people liars. You uneducated dolt!
  • squire jimmy d 2012/07/31 22:52:26
    squire
    you teabaggers are absolutely dillusional. this black president thing has really turned you inside out. all presidents are lame duck presidents if they win a second term, so what's the big deal?
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/24 00:17:32
    No
    jackolantyrn356
    +11
    Never let it be said Obama is a Beggar; Obama is a Thief.
  • abubinc... jackola... 2012/07/25 21:05:42
    abubincrazy
    Amen, Brother Jack!
  • Ozymandias 2012/07/24 00:02:47
    No
    Ozymandias
    +2
    They're not the only thing that will determine the winner. The aptitude of each candidate and how well they perform in the debates will go a long way. Mitt Romney will try to buy this election, but Barack Obama will mop his ass all over the floor.
  • ThinkAb... Ozymandias 2012/07/24 00:37:58
    ThinkAboutIt!
    +6
    You must have just swallowed your brainwashing pill.
  • Ozymandias ThinkAb... 2012/07/24 01:03:24
    Ozymandias
    +3
    Never had one. However, I find it amusing when you conservatives make crass comments because it lets me know that I'm getting to you. ;-)
  • joseph ... ThinkAb... 2012/07/24 07:01:57
  • HappyGuy Ozymandias 2012/07/24 02:43:38 (edited)
    HappyGuy
    +4
    I think it's the other way around Romney mopping the floor  Romney mopping the floor with Obama water disinfectant
  • Ozymandias HappyGuy 2012/07/24 02:44:44
    Ozymandias
    +3
    You only wish.
  • HappyGuy Ozymandias 2012/07/24 02:46:06
    HappyGuy
    +1
    HAHAHAHA --LOL
  • HL HappyGuy 2012/07/24 03:50:02 (edited)
    HL
    +3
    You have won the DA award for the day!
  • Common ... Ozymandias 2012/07/24 03:22:41
    Common Sense Conservative
    +3
    I about pissed my pants laughing when I read this. Are you a comedian? If not, you should be because this is funny sh!t.
  • Ozymandias Common ... 2012/07/24 05:54:16
    Ozymandias
    +1
    Glad I could amuse you.
  • squire Common ... 2012/07/31 22:50:02
    squire
    you piss your pants everyday nomatter what. so what's the big deal?
  • Common ... squire 2012/08/01 02:44:49
    Common Sense Conservative
    I piss through my pants every day liberal. While you piss in your own mouth liberal.
  • squire Common ... 2012/08/01 20:52:18
    squire
    why so angry?
  • Common ... squire 2012/08/01 21:01:59
    Common Sense Conservative
    I'm about to piss myself I'm laughing so hard at you idiot liberals.
  • squire Common ... 2012/08/01 21:13:57
    squire
    go ahead and do it again. it's ok
  • Common ... squire 2012/08/01 22:08:55
    Common Sense Conservative
    I do and will. at your expense.

    Blahahahahahaha
  • squire Common ... 2012/08/02 21:54:58
    squire
    what a raider.
  • Common ... squire 2012/08/02 22:09:22
    Common Sense Conservative
    Blahahahahahahaaa

    You dummies make it way to easy.
  • squire Common ... 2012/08/03 21:02:02
    squire
    what a raider!
  • Common ... squire 2012/08/06 01:41:46
    Common Sense Conservative
    Again...

    Blahahahahahahaaa

    You dummies make it way to easy.

    Brilliant!!!

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