President Who Doesn’t Spend Much Time Fundraising Has Had More Fundraisers Than His Five Predecessors Combined
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And yet Team Obama wonders why the world laughed when they sent out a press release saying the President was going to start his campaign next week?
From the Daily Mail:
Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined, according to figures to be published in a new book.
Obama is also the only president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his first year of office.
The figures, contained a in a new book called The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign by Brendan J. Doherty, due to be published by University Press of Kansas in July, give statistical backing to the notion that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.
Doherty, who has compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March 6th this year, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Snr, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.
Since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in 1980, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Snr 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and Bush Jnr 57 in 2004.
It’s not surprising that Obama has held more election fundraisers than the five presidents who preceded him. That’s a paltry number if you consider he’s already increased the debt more in less than one term than was accumulated in the first 219 years of the nation’s existence.