Obama Complains About GOP Raising Too Much Money
On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama finally endorsed the man who was his #2 for eight years when he literally had no one else to endorse.
Obama made it clear that he sees two main hurdles for Biden to overcome to win the presidency – the GOP’s massive fundraising, and Fox News. “Our country’s future hangs on this election. And it won’t be easy,” Obama said. “The other side has a massive war chest. The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth.”
Given Biden’s daily gaffes, simply letting him speak uninturrupted would probably do more damage to him than any “propaganda network” attempting to twist his words ever could hope to. And Obama’s example of a “propaganda network” is a single network – what team does he think the entirety of the rest of the mainstream media is going to bat for?
President Obama: "The other side has a massive war chest. The other side has a propaganda network with little regard for the truth." pic.twitter.com/UittHb5yVP
— The Hill (@thehill) April 14, 2020
Obama is right though that the GOP is massively out-fundraising Democrats, which should be a sign to him that their message is resonating better with voters. In fact, the day before Obama’s endorsement of Biden, Trump’s reelection campaign reported that they had raised $212 million in the first quarter of 2020, with fundraising in March being their second best ever. Fueled by impeachment hysteria, the Republican National Committee closed out 2019 with their best fundraising month on record for a non-election year. The Committee raised $26.5 million in December, a $6 million increase from the month prior.
Of course, money itself can’t buy an election, or else Michael Bloomberg or Tom Steyer would be the Democrat nominee right now. Plus, Hillary Clinton spent nearly twice as much as Donald Trump did on the 2016 election, and we all know how that turned out. Money helps, but it isn’t everything.
Democrats need money – but they also need a lot more than just money. Like someone who can remember that they’re even running for President.