Mitt Romney is raising more cash than Barack Obama – by a growing margin. Even the more affluent liberal strongholds of New York and San Francisco are opening their pocketbooks for the presumptive GOP nominee. The war is being waged – and Obama is presently losing.
ROMNEY RAISING CASH FROM TRADITIONALLY DEM CITIES
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is out-fundraising President Barack Obama by impressive margins, is attracting thousands of donors this summer from traditionally Democratic areas of the United States, collecting millions of dollars in even progressive communities from New York to Los Angeles, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of new campaign data.
…The money race has become a critical bellwether in the presidential campaign, which is expected to cost more than $1 billion. Obama is not only losing the money race but also is being outspent on the airwaves, thanks to millions of dollars in ads from independent “super” political committees funded by wealthy donors who oppose Obama and his policies.
Romney and the Republican Party are also making financial inroads in traditionally liberal cities across the nation, including Austin, Texas, and Obama’s hometown of Chicago. These include small and large contributions, from $200 to the maximum $30,800 allowed under federal law to political parties each year. LINK
Some time ago WSI promised to close the fundraising gap for Mitt Romney. They have more than made good on that promise, which means not only their direct involvement, but much credit to Mitt Romney and the Romney campaign is deserved. With the pick of Paul Ryan, the conservative base of the GOP has once again been energized and now engaged. Romney himself has managed to remain attractive to moderates and independents from both parties – something that, if Barack Obama is not able to overcome, will likely be a decisive factor in securing a Romney victory in November.
No time to celebrate though. I am reminded of the warnings of both WHI and WSI – Obama’s “investors” will not lay down without putting up a significant fight – and that fight has only now just begun…