DNC claims poverty, asks for donations after election

A few months ago I took one for the team and subscribed to e-mail alerts from the Obama campaign and family. It was so nice to get personal e-mails from Michelle reminding me I only had until midnight to donate to the campaign for a chance to have a front row seat to history on election night. Goody.

Anyway, yesterday I got an e-mail from David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama. He asked for all of us to donate directly to the Democrat National Committee since they are broke.

Here’s the beginning of the e-mail.

Steve —

Our friends at the Democratic National Committee laid it all on the line to bring change this year.

We’ve been reviewing the books, and the DNC went into considerable debt to secure victory for Barack and Joe. It took unprecedented resources to staff up all 50 states, train field organizers, and build the technology to reach as many swing voters as possible.

It worked.

But it also left the DNC in debt. So before we do anything else, we need to help pay for this winning strategy. …

My question. Is the Obama campaign – with more than $650 million dollars collected during the campaign – going to step up and hand some of their cash to the DNC? Probably not, the part will continue for the next four years since his reelection campaign starts on Jan. 21. Think I’m kidding?

As of Oct. 15, it looks like the Obama campaign had more than $60 million on hand. Granted, he spent quite a bit of that the last three weeks, but he must have something to contribute to the party… Right?

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. David on November 14, 2008 at 1:37 am

    I'm looking into the camera in stunning amazement like Mr. Roper use to …… These people are worse then heroin addicts with money, greed and power and they need a quick fix!

    God help us!
    The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

  2. shiningcityonahill on November 14, 2008 at 4:17 am

    They've got an awful lot of gumption asking for money now. After all, had their candidate not conveniently 'changed' his mind on accepting public campaign financing perhaps they wouldn't be so 'broke'.  Their definition of broke you ask? the typical liberal definition:  When they run out of other peoples money to spend willy nilly.

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