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.

Remember though, the vast preponderance of Obama’s time is spent doing things other than campaigning — like golfing and cracking jokes while America goes to fiscal hell.

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.


18 Responses to “President Who Doesn’t Spend Much Time Fundraising Has Had More Fundraisers Than His Five Predecessors Combined”

  1. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 2:26 pm

    I say, get him out talking to the country every night! Put him on TV 24/7! Make all of the channels Obama Channels…

    The reason I say this is not that I want to see him, but when he was doing this for ObamaCare, the favorability of it and him went downhill, each time he talked about it.

    The more people see him, the less they like him. Plus, at least when people vote for their electors, they have a more direct say than when their representatives threw them under the bus and voted for that bill.

  2. SignPainterGuy on April 29th, 2012 2:35 pm

    Your point is well taken, but I don`t be gots teh gluttons fer punishment !

  3. SignPainterGuy on April 29th, 2012 2:42 pm

    I thought that was one of the more hilarious statements from Poppin` Jay Carney, but it`s easily second to "I never lie !" from a few days ago !

    I`d almost be willing to take it as "We`ve just been warming up. NOW we`re gonna turn it on", but let`s get real, The Campaigner-in-Chief has been campaigning since at least 2005, if not sooner !

  4. clu seatoe on April 29th, 2012 5:18 pm

    “…more re-election fundraising events than all five Presidents since Richard Nixon combined…Obama is also the ONLY president in the past 35 years to visit every electoral battleground state in his FIRST YEAR of office.”

    Greedy for filthy lucre just doesn’t cover it. Given enough time, the heart will always show itself.

    It’ been said that, “Your actions are speaking so loud that I can’t hear what you’re saying.”

  5. SignPainterGuy on April 29th, 2012 6:31 pm

    And the media`s silence about that is deafening !

  6. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 9:01 pm

    For 191 days, I can take it. Think Valley Forge, man! Those guys weren't thinking, I'll do this for 150 days, then that's it.

    Buck up! We can take it!

    Plus, think of the entertainment value of Plugs' comments as well!

  7. jeffythequick on April 29th, 2012 9:04 pm

    Especially with gems like this:

    The president touched on Sarah Palin's recent hosting of "Today" to segue into the night's toughest line: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious."

  8. SignPainterGuy on April 29th, 2012 9:44 pm

    I`m guessing the jokes are buggin` the pRes. no end, but he has taken the "own it" path, thinking, if we see that he isn`t bothered by the jokes any more, we`ll stop. I say, DOUBLE DOWN ! We all know how really thin his skin is !

    On the "Buck Up" theme, what choice do we really have ?

  9. jeffythequick on April 30th, 2012 12:48 am

    Bucking down?

  10. Truesoldier__ on April 30th, 2012 2:05 am

    Especially when his fundraising efforts are not going as well as he had hoped.

  11. SignPainterGuy on April 30th, 2012 3:23 am

    Some reports show Zero is raising money right n left, $2M with Clooney. He does appear to be behind schedule on his projected $1B though. Still, He has coffers of FAR more than Romney, so I wonder, how much is enough ? The standard "just a little more" ?

    How dumb IS O`dumbo …. really ? He has to know he is increasingly unpopular and less likely to win re-election by the day, so is he raising money to pocket for his "retirement"?

    Looting the Treasury, looting his donors ! The Chicago Way !

  12. jeffythequick on April 30th, 2012 10:40 am

    At least one IQ point smarter than his contributors.

  13. Marshall_Will on April 30th, 2012 11:10 am

    I've always totally discounted glam money. Be it drift/scumbag Maher, Clooney whatever. The money isn't really "their's" to begin with. Like every material possession in their lives, it's tied to Ratings and/or box office draw.

    Come down to it, everything they 'own' ( actually belongs to the studio, HBO etc. ) Just track Hollywood real estate listings to see what I mean.

  14. Marshall_Will on April 30th, 2012 11:15 am

    They've gone "Morning Glory" feel-good fluff. Soledad O'Brien is on the air panning a new reality show as we speak. Morning Joe is taking the same route and CNBC had a Columbia prof. discussing e-books.

    Hard hitting stuff. If you shilled for Chavez-lite, you'd be doing the same thing. They have a post-election revenue problem. Teh One falters, where does their revenue stream come from after Nov?

  15. Truesoldier__ on April 30th, 2012 12:27 pm

    Of course with the way that O is spending it (like his latest 7 minute ad) he is probably going to burn through what he has quickly and have people so sick of hearing his commercials by July.

  16. jeffythequick on April 30th, 2012 12:31 pm

    Weird how he spends money that isn't his (campaign money) worse than he spends his own money.

    I wish I could find a parallel with gov't spending as well.

    Give me a few minutes, and maybe I'll come up with how there is a parallel…

  17. ChapBix on April 30th, 2012 10:13 pm

    "where does their revenue stream come from after Nov? "

    They just start on the next election cycle the day after the last one ends.

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