Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Barack & Roll!!!

So, not quite the coup that I forecast Monday, i.e. actually outraising Hillary, but tactically Barack Obama still manages a stunner:

Democrat Barack Obama raked in $25 million for his presidential bid in the first three months of 2007, placing him on a par with front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and dashing her image as the party’s inevitable nominee.

The donations came from an eye-popping 100,000 donors, the campaign said in a statement.
As mentioned before, while the dollar-figure for a relative newcomer is amazing, the number of donors -- 100,000 -- is mindblowing. That shows that he's managed to create a network of low-dollar contributors, which is nectar of the gods for anyone involved in political fundraising.

Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly worried -- as well she should be.

UPDATE: A couple of interesting observations on Obama's haul: 1) TPMCafe notes that Obama had more online donors than Hillary had total donors!

2) Andrew Sullivan dubs him the "frontrunner" and says that Hillary looks like the "freshman."

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