Obama's fundraising dominance in 2008 could be in rocky shape versus Mitt Romney this go round. Romney is an accomplished fundraiser, aggressive and well connected in the Financial Communities. Obama's 4 to 1 edge on McCain in 2008 is just not happening in 2012.
Romney and the RNC set fundraising goal of $800 million http://t.co/TiBnBXry This is a lofty goal but the plan is for the RNC to raise for the ground game and Romney's SuperPac Restore our Future coupled with American Crossroads to raise the major AD Dollars. The Crossroads groups: $100 million raised so far this cycle http://t.co/nbn9MVFo Romney SuperPac Restore Our Future has an $8.7 million March haul – http://t.co/LdfwEL0Q In another sign that does not bode well for Obama in 2012: Pro-Romney Super-Pac out raises Obama group 3-1 http://t.co/HnNOrcgz
Introducing 'Romney Victory' http://t.co/egY9blWI Romney starts General Fundraising. Romney has already raised joint General Money w RNC at Florida and NC fundraisers. Romney: Two days, six fundraisers in New York Metro http://t.co/qGNk8mVu Romney starts a Significant General Election Victory Fund push this week in the Northeast. Another shift versus 2008 is the RNC has more cash on hand $32m than the DNC $21M now - See chart below.
While the Primary extracted Cash from the Romney campaign, you can see a plan emerging with the RNC, SuperPac's and Romney Campaign to raise significantly more money than the anemic amount McCain raised in 2008. There are signs Obama fundraising will fall well short of his $1 Billion goal. Obama Fundraising Continues to Drop, Down 38% Compared to 2008 http://t.co/AxSCmsVX RNC has raised more than $110 million over the past 15 months - more cash on hand than DNC http://t.co/IyIp2CH6 And Romney super PAC pummeled Obama's in March http://t.co/N2OcqoKn Wall Street Turns to Romney, not backing Obama is the trend http://t.co/Xvqi391Y
Will Obama out raise Romney? Probably, but do not expect a very big disparity - Toto it's not 2007 anymore. Obama’s money woes? - Reality is setting In Obama is not going to raise his $1B goal http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/obama-money-woes-101447749.html Another good read that supports my optimism Obama Might be out-fundraised here > http://t.co/v3zQgK1M
Romney versus Obama Combined Fundraising Chart:
|Mitt Romney 2012||March||Totals||Cash|
|Romney PAC - Restore our Future||8,700,000||51,000,000||6,454,000|
|Obama Pac - Priorities USA||2,500,000||4,600,000||5,000,000|