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Friday, October 26, 2007

MO Fundraising Part Deux

It has been a few weeks since I posted on how MO donors are sitting on their hands when it comes to donating to the various Republican campaigns. I have pulled the latest numbers and unfortunately nothing has changed.

Looking up campaign contributions for zip code 65804 (Springfield, MO) the only real activity was on the democratic side and hardly any donations went to the GOP field.

The contributions going directly to GOP Presidential candidates is only $5,350.

Romney        $3,100

Guliani            $1,000

McCain            $1,050

Paul            $200

For democratic candidates the total $17,950

Obama            $4,050

Clinton            $10,950

Edwards        $1,350

Richardson    $800

Biden            $400

Kucinich     $400

Hillary was the clear winner by raising almost $10,000 last quarter. I must admit that these GOP numbers are incredibly pathetic. The cost of this Presidential election will be in the hundreds of millions of dollars and raising 1000 bucks from a zip code that used to donate heavily to Presidential campaigns is not going to cut it.

A note to the voters and hopefully contributors: If you have not noticed the first caucuses and primaries will be here before you pack away your Christmas tree for the year. The GOP field is not the greatest, but it is too late for fresh blood to enter and it really is time to decide on the one you want and start working to help your candidate.

If nothing changes looks like the GOP base may just roll over, die and let Queen Hillary assume the Presidency.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dems Dis the Turks

One of the biggest arguments that the dem's have against Bush is that "America's status around the world has declined since Bush came to office."


I don't recall a foreign ambassador being recalled for something Bush has done, but the democratic led house sure achieved that feat yesterday.

A resolution calling a WWI event in Turkey genocide passed committee last night and that event alone has the Turkish Ambassador flying home for consultations with his government.

I just don't understand why the dems verbally abuse and attack our friends and allies while taking summer trips to nations like Syria, Venezuela and other bastions of freedom and liberty around the world.

Monday, October 8, 2007

What Do Missouri Conservatives Think About the GOP Field?

The short answer might be give me another candidate.

I thought it may have been only I that found the current field of GOP Presidential candidates were pretty bland, but after snooping around on the net I do not think I am alone.

I did a campaign finance search on the zip code 65804 (Springfield, MO). In the 2004 election cycle this zip donated $227,145 to various GOP candidates and associates just over $50,000 of that went to the George W. Bush campaign. In that same cycle $154,230 went to democratic candidates and associates with $24,000 of that total going to the Kerry camp. With that kind of action I think I can assume that this zip leans to the right.

Now jump to today.

Excluding 3Q numbers which will be made available online next week this is what is going on in 65804.

The GOP related contribution total so far is $58,620, but the contributions going directly to Presidential candidates is only $3,950.

Romney    $2,100

Guliani        $1,000

McCain        $650

Paul        $200

For the democratic side the overall total is $16,022 and direct to a particular candidate totals $6,450

Obama        $3,800

Clinton        $1,000

Edwards    $750

Richardson    $500

Biden        $400

It is not that the GOP donors are not donating anything. Sen. Bond brought in $14,450 and Congressman Roy Blunt brought in $35,000 during the same period. This kind of lackluster fundraising by the GOP candidates really shows the cavernous gap between the dems and GOP. When or more importantly who will close this divide is anyone's guess at this point.

Next week I will pull the numbers again. The new set will include the 3Q receipts and we will see if any of the candidates have caught the eye of some of Missouri's biggest GOP donors.

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Election is Over, Everyone Go Home

Yes, folks via the polling method the election seems to have been called and Hillary is the winner, but before Hillary dons a diamond tiara and begins to run the country into the ground we should remember one thing she still has to win via an election… you know those things where you go and actually vote for someone.

Some on Team Hillary may think that election thing is a minor detail, but I will even go out on a limb and say that Hill will not even get the primary votes needed to run for President in 2008.

Remember a couple of points:

For all of the money that Princess Hillary has she will spend a ton of it in the primaries against her democratic opponets.

She still is as polorizing as a nice pair of sunglasses.

Her squashing of unflattering stories in the print media does not go over well with the media.

So let's wait and see what happens, I think you and Hill will be very surprised.

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