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Herman Munster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:05 PM
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Hillary may raise up to $60 million in 1st Quarter Fundraising
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/richard_adams/2007/...

Come April 15, Hillary Clinton will top the money primary, thanks to Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic party's awesomely efficient fundraiser, a man famous for wrestling with alligators and singing onstage at a casino in order to secure donations. With the exception of Bill, McAuliffe is Clinton's biggest advantage in the campaign. In his memoir, What A Party, McAuliffe reveals his simple tactic: surprise your opponents by raising far more money than anyone expects. Easier said than done, but McAuliffe usually puts plenty of other people's money where his mouth is. Some pundits expect Hillary Clinton to raise around $30m in the first quarter. But if McAuliffe is true to form, expect a far bigger number: $40m or even $50m or $60m. Like George Bush in 1999, McAuliffe will be planning on raising a pile of cash so big it keeps her opponents awake at night. That isn't the public message though - an email from Clinton's campaign by Geraldine Ferraro, the first women to run as vice-president, tells supporters: "Don't believe it when you read Hillary doesn't need your contribution - trust me, she does."

Obama's campaign had a slower start, given his later entrance into the game. Rather than play the numbers game, Obama has banned donations from political action committees and lobbyists - and is instead aiming for donations from 75,000 individuals (restricted by law to maximum donations of $2300 for each stage). But he has been doing plenty of wooing wealthy donors: his fundraising chairman is Penny Pritzker, a well-connected member of the mega-rich Hyatt hotel family, and among Obama's supporters are billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Hollywood producer David Geffen, along with a tranche of dotcom millionaires from Silicon Valley.

The fundraising totals for the Democrats will most likely mirror the current standings: Clinton out in front, followed by Obama and Edwards. Any differences in that running order will create shocks, and the size of the gaps between the three will be closely scrutinised. If any of the other candidates (Bill Richardson or Chris Dodd, for example) put out a big number then that could keep them in contention - otherwise, the future is bleak, as potential backers desert them and the other long-shots. (There are, however, some cheap tricks the candidates can use to massage their totals.)

Similar calculations are taking place in the Republican party, which several campaigns also playing down expectations, in order to beat them when the results are announced. But because the final state of the Republican field is still unclear - potential candidates such as Newt Gingrich and Fred Thompson are undecided - there isn't the same sense of urgency.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:08 PM
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1. Sad, isn't it, that money trumps the issues?
The candidate with the most money wins. A helluva situation. Hillary's rich corporate supporters will pay her way to the nomination, and once again the progressive movement gets shafted.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:16 PM
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4. GIVE UP NOW,...YOU HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE.......CORDITE MILLIONS

THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE.........YOUR DESTINY IS ALREADY DECIDED.
LOOK INTO OUR EYES







Google Hillary 8.0
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:38 AM
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19. But when will her millions get her better poll numbers in the general election?
McCain (48%) Clinton (41%) CLINTON LOSES BY 7%
McCain (38%) Edwards (47%) EDWARDS WINS BY 9%
McCain (44%) Obama (44%) TIED

Thompson (44%) Clinton (43%) CLINTON LOSES BY 1%
Thompson (37%) Obama (49%) OBAMA WINS BY 12%

Brownback (41%) Clinton (46%) CLINTON WINS BY 5%
Brownback (34%) Obama (49%) OBAMA WINS BY 15%

Giuliani (49%) Clinton (41%) CLINTON LOSES BY 8%
Giuliani (48%) Edwards (41%) EDWARDS LOSES BY 7%
Giuliani (46%) Obama (40%) OBAMA LOSES BY 6%

Gingrich (43%) Clinton (50%) CLINTON WINS BY 7%
Gingrich (38%) Obama (48%) OBAMA WINS BY 10%

Hagel (40%) Clinton (48%) CLINTON WINS BY 8%
Hagel (34%) Obama (50%) OBAMA WINS BY 16%

Romney (41%) Clinton (50%) CLINTON WINS BY 9%
Romney (29%) Edwards (55%) EDWARDS WINS BY 26%
Romney (36%) Obama (51%) OBAMA WINS BY 15%

These are all the most recent Ras polls.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 09:43 AM
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20. When she starts spending it
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:11 PM
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2. Hummm...reminds me of a tune... "Money can't by me love"... -nt
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:13 PM
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3. she won't do 60 but, then, for her it's never enough. Pure greed.
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Herman Munster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:17 PM
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5. yeah 60 is pushing it
I predict somewhere in the 40-45 million range. Perhaps she pushes 50.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:19 PM
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6. She'll have to EARN my vote.
I won't get sucked in by the glamor and glitz.
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:22 PM
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9. I hope this election will prove that money can't buy votes. I don't want to have to vote for Hillar
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:23 PM
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10. She doesn't need it; she's got all that corporate money.
Edited on Sat Mar-31-07 10:23 PM by ocelot
The money buys TV ads. The TV ads persuade the 90% of voters who have no idea what's going on to vote for the person whose ads they see the most of, so they remember the candidate's name. Our votes won't matter because we just care about issues and can't afford to buy our own candidate...
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:22 PM
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7. Yeah, That Worked So Well Last Time
you were just so successful in helping us take the White House in 2004, right Mr. McAuliffe?

:sarcasm:

Seems like most of these HRC supporters have been successful at bringing us Democratic nominees, but not so much at getting us the White House. This is my concern with all these endorsements Hillary Clinton is getting.
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WorldResident Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 01:08 AM
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17. McCauliffe wasn't running for President, John Kerry was
(BTW, I think despite the loss Kerry did a good job in 2004, though his performance after the elections have been troubling.)
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 08:21 AM
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18. McCauliffe Was DNC Chair
He was the guy who was supposed to help Democrats across the country make gains.

And he didn't. He didn't help Kerry take the White House, we lost seats in the Senate.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:22 PM
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8. Wow, that is an eye popping number.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:26 PM
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11. Please remember that it is corporitism we are fighting, not republicans.
Corporatism equals fascism.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:35 PM
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12. Hillary surrounds herself with the same old DC establishment types:
In Salon.com, Glenn Greenwald says:

"The people who are attached to the Clinton campaign and who will be swept back into power with her -- the Terry McAuliffes and Mike McCurrys and Howard Wolfsons and Chris Lehanes and James Carvilles -- are pure embodiments of the whole corrupt and principle-less and worthless edifice. They're the people who, both when they were in power and throughout the Bush presidency, sleazily fed at the trough and they believe in nothing. Cheap and deceitful cynicism is the nourishment which sustains them and, most of all, they love the Beltway power system and can't wait to resume their place in it -- fully preserved and unchanged...."

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/?last_story=/opi...
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:43 PM
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13. So, Bush is going to leave the Iraq war for Hillary to end... cute
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 10:49 PM
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14. Still not voting for her - but may not have a choice
as I live in Wisconsin with an increasingly irrelevant primary. Will not work or donate for her in the general - but will do so for more local Dem candidates here and wlsewhere.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 11:17 PM
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15. Ya know, all that money doesn't make me
want to vote for her more. :shrug:
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 12:38 AM
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16. My Vote is NOT for sale!
n/t
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