It was reported early in the campaign his fundraising was reaching or reached, hard to tell with sloppy reporting, a billion dollars. Turns out Obama is falling way short, despite having about 160 fundraisers, more than all previous five presidents combined. It looks like doing only that and playing golf while the country falls apart around him isn't getting the job done and even non-political citizens are noticing. Here's a reminder from his 2008 campaign. He agreed to use only public financing campaign money running against McCain, but reneged when he saw way more money coming in than he expected. He also accepted illegal foreign donations, which were returned as far as we can tell. He's at it again on his donation website. By turning off the Address Verification System (AVS) anyone can donate. For those not aware, the AVS is the three digit number on the back of your credit card. A couple people donated, as a test, as Adolf Hitler and John Galt, Ayn Rand's protagonist in Atlas Shrugged. The donations were accepted. The same tests were run on Romney's site, and the donations were rejected. The address for John Galt was 1957 Ayn Rand Lane, Galts Gulch, CO 99999, and Hitler's info was Name – Adolph Hitler... Address – 123 Nuremburg Way, Berlin, Germany... Occupation – Dictator... Employer – Nazi Party.
This guy has asked his supporters, instead of giving birthday and wedding gifts to loved ones, give that money to his campaign. Really and truly.
He's already complaining he's going to be outspent by Romney, which when he loses he'll say is the reason. When that happens, the Re-elect Obama Press will need to be reminded he outspent McCain hugely in 2008. Obama raised $779 million. McCain,raised only $347 million. During his primary against Hillary Clinton Obama raised $237 million, while she raised $229 million. Things are only "fair" if they break his way. Not that he passed legislation with 20 new taxes, legislation more than half the citizens were against, has had the highest unemployment rate of any president for the longest time since FDR, and has attacked freedom of religion and the right to bear arms incessantly. The list is long of things he's done that citizens don't agree with.
Something else that freaked the Dems out, is after the horrid Supreme Court Decision making ObamaCare constitutional, within days Romney's campaign saw $100 million dollars donated. Small donations from 47,000 donors generated $4 million in just 24 hours.
We must keep donating to Romney, and most importantly vote. Numbers matter. Obama is doing so badly, assuredly a lot of Dems will stay home. When McCain ran, as an indicator, a lot of Republicans stayed home. Let's hope the same principle applies here.