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Old 02-06-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Per AP. "Hillary Rodham Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million last month as Barack Obama outraised her in the Democratic contest."

What does it say when people, who just prior to Clinton becoming president were poor, average folks, can loan their campaigns $5 million? Is becoming president, really this profitable?

What does it say when there is a need for the candidate in the lead, needs to loan their campaign money?

The insurance companies gave far more money to the Clintons then any other candidate. What happened to all of those campaign funds that came flooding into the campaign earlier this year?

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Well the facts are that despite Obama's "grassroots" credentials of many small supporters, HIS base of support comes from affluent households.

Hillary tends to attract much lower income supporters to whom even a donation of $10 is not insignificant.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Romney Dumped $35 Million Into Campaign - Politics on The Huffington Post
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney loaned his campaign a total of more than $35 million in 2007, according to the most recent filings of campaign finance reports.

The others would do it if they had the money.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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Obama has Oprah. Enough said.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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$5 million is a SMALL price to pay for a permanent name status in the history books that EVERYONE has to read. Think about it, the first female american president... sounds like a jeopardy question, a factoid, etc. etc. the price? $5 M... who wouldn't do that when they have hundreds of millions of dollars...
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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So we don't really elect the one best for the job, instead, we elect the one with the most money. Hard to believe it's that profitable to be President - but if it is, I guess that explains why our country is in such a mess.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I know firsthand that the Clinton campaign is NOT shaking down donors or making pests of themselves. I registered at her website and made a small donation. I have NOT been called, emailed, or in any way contacted/hounded.

This is VERY different from past campaigns when I've contributed. They'd call me all of the time, to the point where it was hugely annoying and I stopped giving. I'm very pleased that the Clinton campaign is not making a pest of themselves and, because of this, I'll be happy to make another small donation soon.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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I know firsthand that the Clinton campaign is NOT shaking down donors or making pests of themselves. I registered at her website and made a small donation. I have NOT been called, emailed, or in any way contacted/hounded.

This is VERY different from past campaigns when I've contributed. They'd call me all of the time, to the point where it was hugely annoying and I stopped giving. I'm very pleased that the Clinton campaign is not making a pest of themselves and, because of this, I'll be happy to make another small donation soon.
Maybe they dont have the money to pay people to call..
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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I know firsthand that the Clinton campaign is NOT shaking down donors or making pests of themselves. I registered at her website and made a small donation. I have NOT been called, emailed, or in any way contacted/hounded.

This is VERY different from past campaigns when I've contributed. They'd call me all of the time, to the point where it was hugely annoying and I stopped giving. I'm very pleased that the Clinton campaign is not making a pest of themselves and, because of this, I'll be happy to make another small donation soon.

I agree. Obama campaign has called me three times, and they're VERY persistent.

Obama Campaign": "Donate money. We need to stop the Republicans in November."

Me: "Nah, sorry I'm not going to donate right now. I support someone else and I'll think about giving after the primaries if Obama wins. Maybe."

Obama Campaign: "Tell you what, I'm going to put you down for a pledge of $30 and I'll send you a pledge card in the mail. Do you still live at ______?"

Me: "Um. NO. I have to go, bye."

Click.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Maybe they dont have the money to pay people to call..
Right. Email is free and they don't bug me that way, either.
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