Although the 2012 elections are barely warming up, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have been waging a silent battle against each other for quite some time. Both men are already duking it out with each other when it comes to raising funds for the upcoming presidential election. In fact, no other Republican candidate can raise the kind of cash that President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are raising.
Frenzied fundraising by presidential contenders this week served to underscore the bracing reality of the 2012 campaign: When it comes to money, President Obama and Mitt Romney occupy a plateau far above everyone else.
Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, began the week with a carefully staged fundraising event that drew $10 million in pledges — an amount that, even if ultimately not fully realized, was meant as a brush-back pitch at his opponents. After the Las Vegas event, the Republican also suggested that he hadn’t ruled out spending some of his own substantial fortune on the campaign, as he did when he ran in 2008.
Even more daunting to competitors: Romney has more than 30 fundraisers planned before the end of June.
The same day Romney held his event, President Obama spoke at two Democratic Party fundraisers in Washington, raising an estimated $1 million. The president, who raised more than $750 million in 2008, was reported to have gathered an additional $2 million at two fundraisers in Boston on Wednesday —- and then more for Democrats at two additional events in Washington on Thursday.
Other Republican contenders have been scrambling to compete with the front-runners in an election contest expected to cost far more than the $2.4 billion spent in the last presidential election.
The silent battle between President Obama and Gov. Romney in raising enough funds for the general election contributes to making this election the most expensive Presidential campaign in history. President Obama has a HUGE advantage by being the current President with a unified party behind him. This is why it is important to keep donating to Mitt Romney’s campaign.
Donating to a campaign isn’t about money. It’s about making your voice heard with your dollars. Every time you contribute to a charity, a church, a school or a political campaign, you are making a statement. Donations are a form of free speech. You are indicating your support for that institution because it represents your views and opinions. Also, the media keeps track of the number of “small donations” a campaign receives so your $5 counts because the media thinks those small donations indicate true grassroots support.
Every time you donate to Mitt’s campaign, you are voting for him. You don’t have to wait until November 8th to vote for Mitt Romney, you can do it today or tomorrow or as many times as you’d like. Unlike the ballot box in which you can only vote for a candidate once, you can “vote” for Romney over and over again with every donation you make.
With every donation you make to Gov. Romney, you are telling Obama that you don’t support him. You are telling him that you’ve had enough of someone who makes promises to fix our economy but then goes on to do something else. You are letting Obama know you want a real leader who will actually follow through with his promises to fix the economy and to put people back to work.
You made your voices heard loud and clear when many of you helped Mitt Romney raise a record-breaking $10.25 million dollars in one day. Keep on making your voices heard until November 8th, 2012 when Mitt Romney becomes the 45th President of the United States!