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Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:48 am - May 4, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election

It’s not just that the federal debt increased more in the first 3 years and 2 months of his term in office than in did in all 8 of his predecessor, Obama has outpaced his predecessor on yet another endeavor:

Obama has headlined 132 re-election fundraisers for his campaign and the Democratic Party since early last year, according to tracking by ABC News and U.S. Naval Academy political scientist Brendan Doherty.

President George W. Bush attended 86 fundraisers for his re-election campaign, the Republican Party or both groups during his first term.  Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush appeared at a total of 70 and 24, respectively.

And as Obama travels the country – or across the street, as was the case last night – taxpayers foot most of the bill, experts say.

If the Democrat holds just 4o more fundraisers, he’ll double W’s tally.  Well, at least we know that there are some things Obama can accomplish.

For this post-partisan president, it’s all politics all the time.

SOMEWHAT RELATED: Michael Barone: Fundraising, Chicago-Style: The president calls for transparency in all campaigns but his own.



  1. By the Gods, I can remember when the general public and the Left were scandalized that the Nixon ’72 Committee to Re-elect the President raised $10-million-dollars. Now, the Won raises that in just one visit to Hollywood or Wall Street …err, Manhattan.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — May 4, 2012 @ 10:58 am - May 4, 2012

  2. On the plus side, every million that goes into re-electing the SCOAMF is a million the Rats can’t spend to take back the House or hold the Senate.

    Comment by V the K — May 4, 2012 @ 9:02 pm - May 4, 2012

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