Because of the overwhelming energy and grassroots support for Barack Obama’s commitment to changing politics in this country, more than 100,000 donors gave at least $25 million to the Obama campaign. $23.5 million of that total is eligible for use in the Democratic primary. This was all raised without accepting any PAC or lobbyist dollars.
A different kind of politics: This overwhelming response, in only a few short weeks, shows the hunger for different kind of politics in this country and a belief at the grassroots that Barack Obama can bring out the best in America to solve our problems.
Enthusiasm: In just over two months, with little infrastructure to start with, the campaign was able to generate a record amount of support with an enthusiastic and committed donor base at all giving levels, across the country.
Other numbers matter more: These numbers indicate tremendous grassroots energy for this campaign but they are not nearly as important as the number of troops we still have in Iraq and the number of Americans who still have no health care. This support is merely a means to achieving a larger purpose.
Online: On the Internet alone, Obama raised $6.9 million from more than 50,000 donors.
Over 90% of our online donations were in increments of $100 or less
Approximately 50% of our online donations were in increments of $25 or less.
I’ll have more about how you can get involved with the Obama for President campaign by volunteering to work the precincts in Iowa with the Reading on Walden Political Discussion Group.