Obama’s race to billion is getting cut short…
Barack Obama’s fundraising for the second quarter, is down 35%, the New York Times reports.
White House Dossier reported:
President Obama will raise substantially less in the second quarter of his campaign than the first, according to the New York Times.
The paper writes that Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has told Democratic officials that the president will raise about $55 million in the quarter that ends Sept. 30, about $30 million less than he raised the first quarter of his campaign — which was the second quarter of the year, ending June 30.
No doubt, $55 million is a lot of money. But something’s not right.
The campaign attributes part of the decline to the need for Obama to stay in Washington address budget battles with Republicans. That is — sorry for the inconvenience — the need to be president.
But a separate Times article Saturday that said many small donors are hesitant to start giving to Obama again. And it’s no secret that even for Democrats, the thrill is gone.