We’re getting outraised — a first for a sitting president, if this continues. Not just by the super PACs and outside groups that are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into misleading ads, but by our opponent and the Republican Party, which just outraised us for the second month in a row.
We can win a race in which the other side spends more than we do. But not this much more.
So I need your help. If you believe that regular people should decide elections, then please chip in $4 or more today.
This isn’t about me or the outcome of one election.
This election will be a test of the model that got us here. We’ll learn whether it’s still true that a grassroots campaign can elect a president — whether ordinary Americans are in control of our democracy in the face of massive spending.
I believe we can do this. When all of us chip in what we can, when we can, we are the most powerful force in politics.
But today is the day to prove it. Donate now:
Thank you — for everything you’ve done before and everything you’re doing now. It matters.
Mr. President, can’t help. Broke and strapped in the economy that makes and does nothing except sell apps, smartphones, financial services, arms and artisan goods for the wealthy.
But you’re on the right track. Be more populist, I know it’s hard. Play the class warfare hand for everything. It may not be too late.
Mitt Romney should have been an easy mark but you tried to work with the enemy and they tied you up and imposed their will on the country through paralysis, sabotaging the economy and you.
Now you must spend all your time pointing out the obvious, that Mitt Romney is as odious an example of great wealth and indifference toward everyone else in 2012 America as there is.
That might win it. But I won’t be part of the crowd-sourced money thing anymore. I don’t have the juice to fight Citizens United and crazy right-wing sugar daddies, not even close. And if I’m going to be another grain of sand on the beach at least it will be with another four dollars in my pocket. No more celebrity lottery tickets. I don’t believe in them anymore than I believe that if I drop a few extra at the liquor store on a state-issued piece of paper it might pay off.
In fact, that’s what the automated Daily Dun means to me. Another day at the liquor store watching someone else stupidly purchase a Five Dollar Scratcher. I’ll keep that cash money and buy something cheap and intoxicating at Trader Joe’s instead.
I know I am setting a bad example but in this way I do my part to help the economy keep limping along.
And I’ve given you this funny little story and a song.