Not only is Barack Obama the First Black President and the First Gay President and the First Foreign President and the First Muslim President and the First Photoshopped President, but he also happens to be — as the conservative Daily Caller points out — the First Billion Dollar President…
He’s the first politician to take in that stratospheric number in donations during his political career, according to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.
His total take reached $1,017,892,305 in April, some nine years after he began his 2004 race for the Senate. Obama is widely expected to raise at least $300 million more before November.
President George W. Bush, in contrast, raised roughly $430 million despite running two complete presidential races and bearing the brunt of Democrats’ claims that he was a pawn of bankers, oil companies, coal magnates and defense contractors.
Oh jeeze! This is real political dynamite! I mean, sure voters might be willing to forgive Obama's obviously fake birth certificate, or that he was best friends with a domestic terrorist, or that his pastor is an anti-American radical.
But what will they do when they find out that he's got a highly organized and competent fundraising machine along with hundreds of thousands of people who willing to contribute their money to his campaigns over the years. This could break him.
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