5:42 PM, Nov 25, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
At a stop in San Francisco on a three-day fund raising swing along the West Coast, President Obama said during a speech that "sometimes people forget I'm not running for office again." The president was talking about Republicans in Congress and the immigration reform that he is trying to get through the House:
And some of them even forget that I'm -- sometimes people forget I'm not running for office again. Michelle doesn’t forget. (Laughter and applause.) So you don’t have to worry about this somehow being good for me. This is good for the country. It's the right thing to do for the American people.
A remark the president made at his first stop on the tour, the Seattle home of Jon Shirley, may give some insight into why some forget the president isn't running again:
Well, first of all, let me just thank Jon for the second time for his incredible hospitality. And I think it’s fair to say that between Nancy and me and Steve Israel, we do a lot of events. I will say that this particular space is one of the more spectacular venues for an event.
The president's schedule lists several Democrat party events for Monday alone:
12:22 PM, Oct 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In his latest fundraising email to supporters, President Barack Obama says, "Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens" in the election. Instead, Obama's trying to win the contest "for our country and middle-class families."
Here's the full pitch:
I don't want to lose this election.
Do you owe the Obama campaign money? By the way, political campaigns know what porn sites you frequent. 1:56 PM, Oct 16, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A few weeks ago, I inveighed against the increasingly Orwellian psychological tactics being employed by the Obama campaign. It didn't seem like things could get much worse than asking you to upload photos of your personal pledges to the president, and smart phone apps that show maps telling you the political affiliation of your neighbors.
I was wrong. So very, very wrong. Here's the email I recently got from the Obama campaign:
12:14 PM, Aug 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a fundraising email to prospective donors, President Obama says, "This is critical." Obama explains that he is being outspent in states likes Iowa by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Here's the entire email:
When I'm out there talking to voters, we talk about what we've done, what we plan to do over the next four years, and why the other guys have dangerous plans to go back to the policies that failed America for almost a decade.
6:00 AM, Aug 22, 2012 • By JAY COST
Earlier this week, we received final fundraising totals for the month of July – and the numbers were quite a shocker. The Republican side of the campaign (a joint effort between Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee) raised a total of $101.3 million dollars, and has $185.9 million in the bank. Meanwhile, the joint effort of President Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $75 million and has $95.8 million in the bank.
12:06 PM, Aug 21, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The latest fundraising plea from First Lady Michelle Obama for Barack Obama's reelection campaign:
Before you go to bed tonight, do me a favor and read Barack's note.
12:47 PM, Aug 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
It has not even been 4 hours, and already the Romney campaign claims it has raised $1.2 million since announcing Paul Ryan as VP. From Press secretary Andrea Saul:
9:50 AM, Aug 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Earlier today, Mitt Romney's campaign announced raising a cumulative $101.3 million in the month July. Now, Barack Obama's campaign announces: "In July, 761,000 people donated to raise over $75 million for this campaign."
6:35 AM, Aug 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Romney campaign released its July fundraising numbers this morning:
Today, Romney for President, Romney Victory, and the Republican National Committee announced fundraising totals of over $101.3 million in July. The campaign, RNC and state party participants have approximately $185.9 million cash on hand. ...
1:31 PM, Jul 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In his latest fundraising pitch, President Barack Obama writes, "My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as President of the United States, but that's not up to me -- it's up to you."
12:44 PM, Jul 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The president's reelection campaign is sending around a picture from what appears to be a family celebration of Barack Obama's 43 birthday, from 2004, in an attempt to raise campaign cash. Under the subject line, "Warning: This picture is cute," Obama for America, the campaign team, writes:
Skipped last year to vacation at Martha's Vineyards.12:21 PM, Jul 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will be traveling today from San Francisco, California to Reno, Nevada to “take part in an official event where he will deliver remarks at the 113th National Convention of the VFW,” according to t