Obama raises $40 million

I would like to wish John McCain and their big donor Republicans -good luck.  It is easy to raise money with a bunch of fat cats.  You tell them that you will protect their interests and, to sweeten the pot, you tell them that you can help them make more money.  Then you sit down and have a couple of Vodka martinis and they write big checks.

On the other hand, if you are a candidate that has broad appeal and you understand the power of the internet, you can raise $40 million in one month.  It is almost impossible for anyone to say that Obama hasn’t appealed to a large group of Americans when he has the largest donor pool by far.  1.3 million Americans have given to Barack Obama.  No one has come close to that number.  Over the last 2 months, $95 million.  Come on think about that just for a second.  As DHinMI noted at the DailyKos – “Based on what the Clinton campaign leaked to Time, that Clinton didn’t hit $20 million, and adding in the $13 million raised by McCain, Obama raised more money in March than both his Democratic and Republican rivals combined. “

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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