loses Major Donors
fashionable to blame the Black guy
Hundreds of major donors have
abandoned the Republican National Committee, leaving it
$20 million in debt and threatening its future as a central player in
the 2012 presidential election.
The RNC raised just $7 million from major donors for the midterm
elections, one sixth as much
as it brought in for the previous midterms, in 2006. By contrast, the
DNC raised $38 million from
large donors for last fall's midterms, three times as much as for the
On Friday, when RNC members gather to select a chairman, they will meet
under the shadow of
the committee's finances, which are in worse shape than at any time
since the Federal Election
Commission began keeping records 35 years ago.
"You can't even dream of winning in 2012 with that kind of operation,"
said John Dowd,
a longtime RNC donor who decided against contributing in the past two
years because of
the "mess" at the party. "As long as it's in that kind of shape, I
can't even think of giving."
I guess "the mess" would be having "one of them" lead the
The run-up to Friday's vote, with
Michael Tom Steele in a tough race for reelection, has been
the Party of the Super-Rich can't raise any money?
laced with acrimony largely focused on the party's struggles to raise
and manage money.
The financial troubles could be a significant challenge going forward,
given a broad field of
potential Rethug candidates and Obama's fundraising success in the
past. In his 2008 campaign,
Obama raised $750 million, making him one of the strongest political
The Republican Party's donor rolls show that 609 major contributors
from the past two elections
chose not to write a check for the 2010 midterms. At least some
of those donors decided to give
instead to Teabaggers, which increased their share of Republican
fundraising in the midterms.
I blame the Black Guy, or more specifically, the bigots who hate the
I can hear them now, "I ain't givin' no
money to no nigger.
Give me a white GOP Chairman and we'll talk."
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