Obama Air Force One Call Reveals Fundraising Concerns

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President Obama is feeling the pressure to compete financially with Mitt Romney in the 2012 election, despite his inherent advantage as an incumbent.

The GOP challenger is running neck-in-neck with him in both polls and fundraising, leaving Obama sounding the alarm to his deep-pocketed backers.

And after smashing records in 2008, raising over $746 million from a historic donor roll of 3 million names, Obama appears on pace to do it again.

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Still, Obama and Democrats are sounding the alarm for what would seem to be unthinkable: behind outraised and outspent by Romney in 2012.

"We see where we stand, and right now on a month-to-month basis, we've fallen behind," Obama told donors on a call direct from Air Force One.

"We just can't be outspent 10 to 1," Obama said, according to The Daily Beast.

"That's what happened in Wisconsin recently. The Koch brothers and their allies spent more than the other side's entire campaign, our side's entire campaign."

"We are going to see more money spent on negative ads through these super PACs and anonymous outside groups than ever before. And if things continue as they have so far, I'll be the first sitting president in modern history to be outspent."

An Obama campaign official confirmed the veracity of the recording to ABC News, but described the discussion with donors as a "routine finance call."

The President uses a non-taxpayer-funded phone for such calls, he added.

Obama's message - that he could be the first incumbent president outspent - seeks to instill a sense of urgency in supporters as the election approaches.

The good news for the President: He received a boost last week when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The bad news: So did Romney.

For whom would you vote today?


Yes., and I was accused of stealing a candy bar just because I had chocolate all over my face. we can make up any shit we want. Obama is lost and all you supporters know this as fact. He is a bald face liar with blood on his hands- (border agent) / your are waisting your time with your rhetoric.


I have many things about Mr.Mitt Romney,,Not Much of any good,I was pulled over in mass while he was gov.Mass suspended thousands of out of state licenced driver privilages for points on a record which did not exist.All other states refused to participate in this Broken Window Fallacy where the conciquences were known..The lawyer cost,,Jail,,Towing,,Ext,,You the taxpayer footed the bill,,,The state of N.H. informed me of this and was writen about in the NEWS PAPER..If this band of intallectual rebles are unleashed onto America with simaler fallacys in hand,,WE will all be sorry...

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