President Obama's re-election fundraising report for the first quarter is out and the numbers are fairly impressive.
President Barack Obama has shattered first quarter fundraising records for a White House incumbent by raising $86 million for the first quarter – dwarfing the 2012 GOP field’s total take and breezing past his own target of $60 million. [...]
The total amount Obama raised in the first three months of 2011 also amounted to more than twice the $35 million raised collectively by the announced field of Republican presidential candidates. [...]
So far, 552,462 people have contributed to the joint committee, a figure [Jim] Messina described as “more grassroots support at this point in the process than any campaign in political history.”
In a similar fashion to the 2008 campaign, the 2012 campaign will primarily be funded and owned by people like you and I. Out of 552,462 individual donors, the average donation has been roughly $69 dollars.
If you listen very closely, you can almost hear the gears grinding in the heads of PACs who have been known to blast out emails threatening to withhold their material support.
Our collective efforts will be more fruitful if we all get on the same page and focus on the real enemy.