Has Anyone Paid Any Attention To The Huge Sums Of Money Barack HUSSEIN Obama Has At His Disposal?
Posted by Job on October 11, 2008
I do not know what is more incredible: Barack Obama’s obscene amount of cash, or how the media absolutely refuses to talk about it. Let me put this in a bit of perspective. I remember back in 1996, the media observers were convinced that Phil Gramm was going to be a major factor in the GOP primary and perhaps even win the nomination because he had raised $16 million dollars. Fast forward to 2004, and when George W. Bush used “bundling” and “pioneers” to raise about $200 million, it was a huge story, and people on both sides pointed out how it meant that the system was in need of reform. Well now, at last check, Barack Obama had raised $458 million dollars and counting! In a bad economy!
There is more. First, there are allegations that Obama has not reported all of his donations, or that he has a habit of making the donations appear much smaller than they actually are. In other words, $458 million is all that he has reported. There are a lot of reasons to believe that the true figure is much higher.
Second, and this is something that not even the Republican and conservative media that is ALLEGEDLY so against Obama is talking much about: there is also much reason to believe that a good bit of Obama’s money is coming from overseas. The result: Obama is able to have a 3 to 1 television advantage over McCain in battleground states, be on the air in more states period than McCain, have an almost unspeakable advantage in funding get out the vote activities, and to buy a 30 minute commercial on network television to air 6 days before the election.
Again, I have real doubts that the $458 million figure is accurate. Why? Because Hillary Clinton spent $150 million and was broke by Super Tuesday way back in early February. And this was with Clinton focusing primarily on television and ignoring the get out the vote efforts that Obama has dwarfed any previous records by several magnitudes. So how on earth could the $300 million difference have paid for Obama’s activities since Super Tuesday (by which time he had spent at least $100 million himself) until now and still leave him with the $100 million that it is going to take to air his 30 minute commercial? That is why I believe that the $458 million has to be more like $700 million.
So the question is: where is all this money coming from? The media is plying the Obama campaign line that it is grandmothers charging up their credit cards with $10 contributions such as listed in that first story above, but come on. Is it wealthy individuals overseas? Is it foreign governments even? Like, maybe, Raila Odinga’s regime, Barack Obama’s Kenyan cousin? Or some even more troubling financial channels?
That was precisely the type of thing that I was hoping that Jerome Corsi would dig up. But it being almost a week since the fellow was expelled from Kenya with no real news since then, I wonder if this story will remain a mystery.