The desperate Obama campaign e-mails are coming fast and furious these days. Today, Julianna Smoot, the Deputy Campaign Manager, drew the short straw. Mitt Romney, she warned, would win “If we’re drastically outspent”:
If we're drastically outspent in this election, there's a very good chance we will lose to Mitt Romney.
This is a distinct possibility. The financial landscape in this race has changed over the last few weeks.
What concerns me is the Obama supporters I've encountered who don't understand that this is what we're facing.
The fundraising deadline this week is a test: Are we going to allow the other side to dominate us, or are we going to prove that elections are decided by everyday Americans pitching in what they can?
Are you an Obama supporter? Have you sent a huge wad of cash? If the answer’s no, it’s not because you’re broke thanks to the Obama economy. It’s not because you have better priorities for your spending. It’s because you’re dumb. You just don’t understand.
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What's at stake here goes beyond the progress we've made so far, or anything the President wants to do in a second term.
What's at stake is the very idea that regular people should still be in control of elections in this country.
Really? Is that what’s at stake? Because if we wanted to ensure that regular people are in control of elections, we might do this thing called voting. Maybe with a secret ballot or something. And if the Obama campaign wants money out of politics, how about starting with the forced-fee unions that spend hundreds of millions on his own behalf?
Barack Obama proved in 2008 that millions of people giving $10, $20, or $50 at a time are an undeniable force. Today, our campaign is bigger and faster. We're opening more offices and recruiting more volunteers to knock on doors.
If we allow the spending disadvantage to get beyond a certain point, none of that will matter. Mitt Romney will win, and it will be because we couldn't keep up.
We can't let that happen. I'm proud of how we're building this campaign, and I'm not about to let a handful of billionaires prove us wrong.
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Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
P.S. -- Today, any donation you make here automatically enters you to join President Obama on the trail next week. We're saving two seats on the campaign bus, right next to the President -- one for you, one for your guest.
Well, at least there’s a shot you’ll get to ride the bus with President Obama. Of course, if you don’t donate some cash to him today, he’ll just throw you under the thing.