If we're drastically outspent in this election, there's a very good chance we will lose to Mitt Romney.
This is a distinct possibility. The financial landscape in this race has changed over the last few weeks.
What concerns me is the Obama supporters I've encountered who don't understand that this is what we're facing. (How many "Obama supporters" have they met? I find them ALL to be this stupid.)
The fundraising deadline this week is a test: Are we going to allow the other side to dominate us, or are we going to prove that elections are decided by everyday Americans pitching in what they can? (You don't need to eat; send us your money.)
Ready to fight? Please donate $3 or more today, ahead of the FEC deadline. (So it doesn't appear as though we are getting our asses handed to us in fundraising. Hurry!)
What's at stake here goes beyond the progress we've made so far, or anything the President wants to do in a second term. (I shudder at the thought of a "second term" for Obama. Ugh.)
What's at stake is the very idea that regular people should still be in control of elections in this country. (How are those who can't afford a simple ID supposed to "chip-in" anything to your campaign? They're already voting for you - what more do you want from them? Racists.)
Barack Obama proved in 2008 that millions of people giving $10, $20, or $50 at a time are an undeniable force. Today, our campaign is bigger and faster. We're opening more offices and recruiting more volunteers to knock on doors. (Read: The level of voter intimidation, unchecked voter fraud, dead people voting, lawyering, and corruption in which we are engaged is unmatched in U.S. history, even by us.)
If we allow the spending disadvantage to get beyond a certain point, none of that will matter. Mitt Romney will win, and it will be because we couldn't keep up. (Give us what little pocket "change" you may have left after 3 and 1/2 years of Obama's policies.)
We can't let that happen. I'm proud of how we're building this campaign, and I'm not about to let a handful of billionaires prove us wrong. (Because we all know that it's always 5 or less rich, white guys that buy every election.)
Donate $3 or more today:
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