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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 9-14-2008

George Wenschhof


Today, Obama is in Chicago, Illinois. Biden is in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Saturday Night Live kicks off with Governor Palin and Senator Clinton skit - Tina Fey was great as Palin! Watch the opening skit here. Can you imagine a campaign with Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin opposing each other? Maybe 2012?


Obama campaign reports raising 66 million in August - an incredible figure for one month which broke Obama campaign previous record of 55 million. Also reported, another 500,000 donors. This was a report period prior to the Palin VP pick by McCain. has more here.

These unbelievable figures continue to add to the argument for publicly funded campaigns. In the final two months prior to the election, it is estimated the two campaigns combined will spend 500 million. This includes the 185 million limitation chosen by the McCain campaign when they accepted public financing under the current system.

When spending by 527's, interest groups, and Democratic and Republican national committees is added, expenditures for the general election over a two month figure will easily exceed 1 Billion.


The NY Times has a critical article on Governor Palin today - it is entitled "Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes". You can read it here.


McCain campaign has the momentum going into the last seven weeks - there is no question the Palin selection as VP has energized the Republican Party. has a good read here where they discuss the areas where McCain has gained. McCain has taken away the "change" mantle once held exclusively by Obama, Independents are now trending toward McCain and Obama no longer holds the huge lead he had on the economy among voters.


Former federal reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan does not favor McCain's proposed tax cuts - he expresses concern about continuing to borrow to pay debt. has more here

It would appear what is needed is a plan to reduce the 9.7 Trillion national debt and the current 450 Billion annual deficit of the U.S. With the economy remaining the number one concern of the voters, the Obama campaign must connect with voters with a plan that makes sense.

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