A terrible slaughter is coming in the Middle East, Ebola virus has invaded our shores, and President Obama is in the affluent Manhattan suburb of Greenwich, Conn., for a $25,000 per plate Democratic fundraiser at a $16 million estate owned by a rich guy whose actual name is Rich Richman. This is not a parody.
The Hartford Courant reports:
A Columbus, Ohio man raised an incredible fifty five thousand dollars to make potato salad. The original goal set for the project was $10 but after the joke crowd-funding campaign went viral the money poured in. The man, Zack Brown, decided to take the money and throw a giant potato salad themed party, according to the Associated Press.
If a campaign finance story is not about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, do liberals care? Consider the reaction to Kenneth Vogel’s important report on the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive organization of progressive millionaires and billionaires who finance an extraordinarily byzantine network of liberal foundations and Super PACs that operate with undisclosed “dark money.” What reaction? Exactly. There wasn’t any.
On Friday, the Obama campaign disclosed its most recent list of campaign bundlers. Disgraced almost-ambassador Tim Broas is still listed as a bundler committed to raising more than $500,000. Broas was also a bundler for Obama in 2008.
“This race is tied,” President Barack Obama writes in a new fundraising pitch to supporters Monday. Polls have tightened since the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., where Republican nominee Mitt Romney was widely considered the victor after a tepid performance by Obama.
President Obama came dangerously close to violating campaign finance law during a campaign fundraiser Tuesday, Politico reporter Ken Vogel noted on Twitter.
I don’t know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win on November 6, but I do know what the MSNBC talking heads will say in the event that Obama loses.
President Obama spoke at a campaign fundraiser in Westport, Connecticut Monday. Guests included movie executive Harvey Weinstein, actress Anne Hathaway, and celebrated dialogist Aaron Sorkin.
Despite raising an unprecedented amount of money, Team Obama is burning through its cash “at an astonishing rate.” The campaign is set to organize an unusual number “of high-dollar fundraisers in the coming weeks,” according to reports.