Fundraising in the Presidential campaign often determines not only the outcome of the election, but gives a glimpse of the support and energy generated by each campaign In the month of September Romney raised $77.7 Million compared to Obama’s campaign which raised $126 Million.
However the more revealing indication of support and votes may be the number and size of the donations. In the Romney campaign only $12.4 Million in donations came from people giving less than $200.00 each. Conversely, the Obama campaign raised $33 Million from people giving less than $200.00 each. That means roughly three times as many donors who couldn’t afford more than $200.00 to give to a presidential campaign are supporting President Obama. When Obama says he is committed to helping the middle class, and Romney is focused on the wealthy, donors are paying attention. The amazing thing about Democracy in the United States is that each citizen gets one vote, and there are by far more in the middle class than wealthy people in the country. That means that a large voter turn out is essential in November. Please do your part to encourage people to vote. We can’t complain if we don’t vote.