For months, Mitt Romney has been outraising President Obama in monthly fundraising leading to concerns among Democrats that the President would have trouble matching the GOP nominee dollar-for-dollar down the stretch. The President is still at a disadvantage overall but the month of August showed a slight turnaround for the Democrats.

Report from the LA Times:

For the first time in four months, President Obama won a narrow victory over Mitt Romney in the campaign fundraising race.

Obama’s August total — more than $114 million between his campaign and the Democratic Party — marks the first time the incumbent president has out-raised Romney since his challenger secured the GOP nomination in April.

Romney’s haul, through a joint fundraising effort with the Republican National Committee, totaled $111.6 million. Both campaigns released their finance figures early Monday morning.

It is the first time this election season that Obama raked in more than $100 million in one month. Romney has done so for three consecutive months.

Team Romney ended August with $168.5 million in the bank; the Obama camp did not reveal how much cash it has on hand.

I would have to credit more election coverage with giving the President a boost, probably among his party faithful. The Obama campaign has been making countless impassioned pleas with supporters and perhaps it is beginning to pay off.

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  1. Could it be that for some of us still on the fence after watching the conventions we now are starting to get a clearer picture of each one?

    Really still on the fence and until Mitt/Ryan tell me HOW they are going to do what the propose that will be the clincher.

    I’m still worried about what he’s hiding in his Tax Returns but might be able to over look that if they can tell me HOW they plan to do all the debt balancing acts and what they plan to cut.

    Pres Clinton’s ARITHMETIC logic was very strong and makes sense to me.

  2. The “horse race” for money by the candidates really doesn’t matter.

    It’s hardly even pocket change, compared to the insidious power of super pac cash.

    Willard’s One Percent buddies have more money than God, so this headline is just a sad joke.

    • To G.B. at least you could respect Mr Romney enough to call him by his chosen name rather than Willard. Your constant over-analyzation of incredibly minute details would carry more weight in your argument for everyone to become one more of Obama’s “sheeple”. Fortunately, I can think for myself, and I don’t vote on words, I vote on actions, and this presidents actions don’t match his words. So, you can go to bed knowing that at least One democrat will be voting for “Willard”, because his actions have proven throughout his life that he can manage economics on a large scale, and after four years of whining about Bush, this president still complains about the prior administration. I want to see him act, and not talk me to death. So, chalk up at least one democratic vote for Mitt Romney in NC.

      • WL:

        I’m not “playing nice” because I’m not trying to convince you. I’m just telling you what seems obvious. And are you really saying that you’re not listening because I’m giving you TOO MUCH evidence?

        I don’t respect “Willard” because his whole life has been “entitlement.” JUST the thing he “blames” on other people. Seriously, it is NOT a trick at all to make millions if you start out with millions.

        You say “he can manage economics on a large scale.” EXACTLY. That’s my point. And if you want a VERY clear explanation of his “large scale economics,” here’s a 9-minute video that could not be easier to understand. If you have no attention span, much of the point is between minute 2 and minute 4.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENd0x4bqqVI

        • WL:

          I split this out because it’s a separate point.

          I have been saying all down the line that RON PAUL is the guy who should be president. And this registered REPUBLICAN will NOT be voting for Wilard.

          Although I have not been boosting Obama, I don’t buy Willard’s silly propaganda that Obama is supposedly “blaming Bush.”

          What we find ourselves in is NOT just a silly recession. This would have been worse than the Great Depression if action hadn’t been taken. (I don’t agree how it was done, but the point is that it’s a lie to act like there’s any way we could have gotten out of that hole by now.) Obama’s biggest mistake was in trying to reassure us, instead of telling us just how bad things were–and asked us to pull together.

          We will be lucky if we get out of this in the twelve years it took us to get out of the last time this happened. The closest thing I have heard to “blaming Bush” is when Obama says that Willard wants to bring back the circumstances that CAUSED the Great Recession.

          Can you cite ANY other specific time that Obama has “blamed Bush? Anyone? Anyone?

  3. It is interesting to check the differences between obama’s and romney sponsors… if you check, obama is pretty much sponsored by important universities, while romney is sponsored by obscure companies..

    check obama’s http://clnk.me/1wOvE.
    ,and romney’s http://clnk.me/1wEaE ,, contributors..

    and then see the differenceI know obama will not be the best… but… at least there are no dark interest behind him and he promotes national products

    • Niko:

      The darkest of the “dark interests” are NOT giving their money to any candidate. They’re giving their money to super pacs, so YOU can’t find out who they are.

      The fact that the forces of the Dark Side are not showing up on these lists is the most troubling thing about this election, because it means they can do anything they want.

  4. It is amazing to me how people can slam RR with their lack of plan at the RNC, when OB didnt do anything to lay out specifics. In fact, they only did that recently when referencing the American Jobs Act which got 414 and 97 votes against and 0 for that bill in a bi partisan vote. This is turning into a personality contest and its disgusting. This guy may win yet again on his personality despite we are dropping in every SINGLE measurement statistic globally and domestically realtive to the economy. And if you think foreign policy matters more than economics let me remind everyone that it is our economic success that drives our strength, and Im a US Marine. BOTH candidates need to lay out their plans, im sick of these children.

    • So you say “OB didnt do anything to lay out specifics. In fact, they only did that recently”. so by your own statement Obama has laid out specifics while Romney continues to say “we’ll tell you AFTER the elections”.

      Sorry but like I said previously he’s hiding his IRS Returns and he’s hiding what programs he’ll cut after he’s sworn in. Too many unknowns for now. Romney has to start talking or he’s going to lose.

      • On The Fence:

        It is NOT fair to say that Romney has not taken specific stands on issues.

        He has taken at LEAST three opposing stands on any issue you can name.

        For instance, he CREATED Oromneycare, then he called for full repeal, YESTERDAY he said he’d keeep parts of it (such as pre-existing conditions), and TODAY he says pre-existing conditions will ONLY be covered if they are NOT pre-existing conditions.

        The man is better than HOUDINI in getting out of prior held “ideals.”

        • True and a few years ago he was Pro Choice and now he’s Pro Life and many other issues but that’s not really what bothers me.

          I want to know what he’s hiding in those IRS Returns. He gave 22 years of IRS Returns to John McCain when he was being vetted for VP but he can’t give them to the public now, WHY? On top of that McCain preferred to go with Palin than with Romney and look how that turned out. What is so scary about his Returns?

          Romney also gives us “framework” but won’t say what programs he’ll cut, WHY?

          This situation just doesn’t give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

      • The libs are copycats, that’s why Romany doesn’t divulge his plan. You cannot trust the libs. They will say anything to get reelected and the seals believe him. What ever happened to the proof is in the pudding? Obama, our leader, our President, just blames everything on everyone but NEVER on himself. Ever hear of “the buck stops here” come on Obama do something. Give us a plan and stop whining.

        • Mack:

          Sounds like Nixon. “I have a secret plan to end the war in Vietnam.” We found out later that his secret plan to end the war in Vietnam was to start wars in Laos and Cambodia [leading to Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge]. That’s why we don’t like “secret plans.”

          It really IS the job of a challenger to explain what he plans to do–why he thinks he could do it better. Ron Paul was VERY specific. I think if he had been younger, the good doctor would have blown away Willard.

      • Where’s Obamas transcripts? An easy thing to come up with. No one can do that? Why? I would rather vote for someone who never took cocaine drinks beer and smoked cigarettes, went to Rev Wright for 30 years. Think about it. Oh, Romany s father loved America. Obamas dad dispised America.

    • Obama doesn’t have a plan or specifics. There was fear, anxiety, panic and fabrications. There even was a change of venue. That is exactly how the White House is run. We do get a beer recipe though. Pres. Carter’s brother made beer too.

    • I am sure Ryan and Romney have a plan. Would you let the libs know YOUR plan? The libs would just steal their ideas because they have no ideas of their own, which is apparent by the last 4 years of disaster . I am voting for Ryan and Romney because they are clearly the best. Obamas shady background and his acquaintances are enough proof for me. He runs his campaign on fear, hate and division. Everyday it’s them and us. He should look at the name of the nation. UNITED STATES. There is no black, poor rich, but there are in Socialist and Communist countries. Do you want that?

  5. All I know is that I am waiting for all the debates. I hope that the moderators aren’t all media libs. Nevertheless, I am voting for Romany because he is much more knowledgable about government as is Ryan. It’s a pity that after 4 years of Obama that all he did was “get BIN LADEN” and contribute to the huge deficit in the history of America. Any President would have given the ok to get BIN LADEN. And for 4 years, nothing was Obamas fault even though he was our leader. Pathetic.

    • Mack:

      You need two answers for this one. Regarding bin Laden, I agree that any president would have given the order to attack, however, the point is that Obama made FINDING bin Laden a major foreign policy objective.

      When asked about finding bin Laden, the Bush administration said they were “NOT focused on one person.”

    • Mack:

      You’re confused. Look at your fox talking points again. The point is that Obama doesn’t have BUSINESS experience. (“Business GOOD, Government BAD.”)

      The ONLY government experience Willard has is the ONE small-state office he purchased. And when he was there, he did everything you hate, including Oromneycare, complete with the individual mandate.

      When Willard ran for Senate, he said abortion should be safe and legal in this country, and took so many of Ted Kennedy’s policy stands that Ted said if there had been two more weeks in the campaign, Willard would have voted for HIM.

      Hmmmm. . .didn’t you say something about how AWFUL it is to COPY the policies of others? Character issue, right?

  6. Think about it. Romeny doesn’t want the libs to know what his framework is because they’ll copy it and say its theirs.

    • Mack:

      That makes SO little sense. Ron Paul has worked so hard for so long because he WANTS people to copy his ideas–to help the country. Likewise, the country worked in the 90s BECAUSE Bubba gave up his goals and compromised with the competition. The country benefited.

      The only way you make sense here is if the goal is ONLY to grab power. You don’t want things to work, you just want to be the one giving the orders.

    • I just love your answer. I’ll bet you in a million years nobody in Romney’s camp would say that and I’m hoping Obama asks him that during the debates.

      You say “Romeny doesn’t want the libs to know what his framework is because they’ll copy it and say its theirs.”

      THREE ways to look at this:

      #1 – Romney is selfish and has a great plan and won’t divulge it because all he wants is to get elected and doesn’t really care about the middle class and the unemployed hurting right now. If he cared he would do everything he could to make this economy better even if someone else used his ideas. He can tell everybody and if Obama used them he can always prove he was the one who came up with them and he would be the hero. He’s always talking about how bi-partisan he was in Massachusetts. Not sharing ideas makes him selfish and not caring about the average person, only caring about himself and his ego wanting to be elected like his father never could.

      #2 – Romney has a framework and doesn’t really have specifics so he’s going to wing it. Not a good thing to do in this economy that’s just getting on it’s feet.

      #3 – Romney knows exactly where he’s going to make all those cuts and knows that it’s going to affect the middle and lower class and is going to help rich people so he can’t tell us because nobody would vote for him.

      Any other reason why he wouldn’t want to share his great ideas right now on how to make the economy better?

  7. The Obama worshipers are great cheerleaders and can work crowds into emotional frenzies. But the fact is, the real truth is that our “great” leader hasn’t done a d thing except raise the debt.

  8. And by the way, The libs love to diss Pailin. Why is that? Do they diss Biden? Why would you want to be on the side of the left anyway? Free stuff? It isn’t free you know. We are paying for it through our taxes. While Obama, my hero, is letting illegals have free college education, I am paying for my child’s and sill paying off my student loan! What’s up with that? Pays to be an illegal!

    • Mack:

      Because Palin is the best-ever example of the Peter Principle (people are eventually promoted to a place where they are totally incompetent in the position).

      Palin was over-her-head when she was elected mayor.

  9. I just love your answer. I’ll bet you in a million years nobody in Romney’s camp would say that and I’m hoping Obama asks him that during the debates.

    You say “Romeny doesn’t want the libs to know what his framework is because they’ll copy it and say its theirs.”

    THREE ways to look at this:

    #1 – Romney is selfish and has a great plan and won’t divulge it because all he wants is to get elected and doesn’t really care about the middle class and the unemployed hurting right now. If he cared he would do everything he could to make this economy better even if someone else used his ideas. He can tell everybody and if Obama used them he can always prove he was the one who came up with them and he would be the hero. He’s always talking about how bi-partisan he was in Massachusetts. Not sharing ideas makes him selfish and not caring about the average person, only caring about himself and his ego wanting to be elected like his father never could.

    #2 – Romney has a framework and doesn’t really have specifics so he’s going to wing it. Not a good thing to do in this economy that’s just getting on it’s feet.

    #3 – Romney knows exactly where he’s going to make all those cuts and knows that it’s going to affect the middle and lower class and is going to help rich people so he can’t tell us because nobody would vote for him.

    Any other reason why he wouldn’t want to share his great ideas right now on how to make the economy better?

    • Ron Paul — the Greatest American of the 21st Century!

      Dr. Paul started the peaceful Intellectual Revolution — to save our Nation from a criminal US Government that has FINALLY declared that We, The People, are NOW considered “their Enemy” (not some rag-tag band of crazy Muslims they want us to think have a chance to cross thousands of miles of oceans in… rowboats… to INVADE US)!

      Ron Paul started it — and We, The People, will finish it!

      True Ideas never die — so eventually — Bye, bye, NWO wannabe despots (NOW, We, The People, know WHO YOU ARE…and WILL END YOU)!

      Time to start organizing to win our country back!
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      What we need to do!

      First Step:
      Do NOT vote for The Mitt

      Second Step:
      Do NOT vote for The BO

      Third Step:
      Vote your Conscience (NEVER vote for what you consider the lesser of two Evils)!

      Forth Step:
      Get Harry Reid removed from US Senate!
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      That’s just the beginning!

    • On the fence

      From reading your posts, it appears you are not as on the fence as you claim to be. lots of questions about romney’s tax returns. exactly how is how he spent his personal money an issue? from listening to him, he’s been very clear even during the republican campaign what he will and won’t release and why – whether he’s telling the truth is a different matter. However, he’s been in the public eye for a while, he has a public record which can be examined. It seems a better use of time to go after what we know rather than speculate about what we don’t. Remember NBC’s debacle over the Bush, Jr’s National Guard records? NBC claimed they had proof of bad attendance, then when the proof was found to be fake, they still stood by the story…embarrassing for them. They would have been better off to focus on the things known rather than speculating and trying to create a controversy.

      For obama, its fairly simple for me. I’m pro-life, he’s pro-choice (very pro-choice). I could no more vote for a pro-choice person than i could for an open racist, or someone who wanted to bring back slavery. Plus, there’s the health care law – the country clearly didn’t want, still doesn’t want it. But he and the dems pushed it through anyway without consent of the governed. Not the kind of person (or people) we want in office, to go against a clear historical position of society – even if it is a good thing, you still don’t push a good thing on people if they don’t want it. the 2010 elections proved this.

      Then there’s the spending. The country doesn’t want higher taxes to cover the deficits, they want the gov’t to cut spending. But I’ve heard nothing of how any cuts would happen from obama, only the same tired class warefare. Did bush spend a lot, yes….after the dems got control of Congress…who holds the purse strings. Up till then he spent less (as a % of GDP) than even Clinton did. The $$’s were more, true, but percentages were less. Obama and the dems in congress have spent in 3 years more than Bush did in 8 (with 2 years of dems in congress).

      Is Romney my ideal candidate, no. I think he’s too much of a middle of the roader, like Bush, Sr. But definitely better than Obama. At least Romney has real experience leading organizations and governments, both successfully – not 100% successfully, but definitely successfully. If not, people would have pointed out tons of failures before now, and it hasn’t happened.

      So on balance, I’m a Romney guy, but would really be comfortable with someone who had more conservative and/or libertarian roots. Definitely not an obama guy, his roots seem to be drawing from socialism/collectivism. glad though to see the dems can put up a good family man, obama does seem to be a good husband and father (but then, so does Romney).

      So i don’t really care what are in his tax records, they’re the past. Meaning that if he did something majorly bad in the past, there would be more than receipts as evidence, and we would know about it. If he paid zero taxes, that’s not a bad thing as long as its legal. Just bad perception, but not necessarily illegal….um, what about all the families who get more ‘back’ in taxes than they pay in? There are millions of Americans who because of the wealth re-distribution setup of the tax code who get a tax ‘return’ that’s *much* larger than the taxes they paid in – i’ve seen this with my own nephew and brother-in-law.

      But then, isn’t what we would want in these governmental financial times a guy who knows how to manage his money (or put it in the hands of good handlers), rather than a guy who only talks how he will take other people’s money?….and has done a worse than a Reagan and Bush job of deficit spending? On balance, i’m a romney guy, would prefer a different nominee, but still given the choices, a Romney guy.

      • The Mitt, orchestrated the takeover of the GOP to assure his nomination without a glitch!

        Thus, his atrocious actions will assure not only his demise as Pres.Candidate, but also the demise of the NOW rotten-to-the-core Republican Establishment.

        How idiotic (does the Mitt even have an INDEPENDENTLY functioning brain…?) was Romoney’s UGLINESS in achieving this (to alienate ALL free thinkers by his PERFIDY, thus assuring his own political demise, and DRAGGING what’s left of the GOP down the drain with him)!

        Democrooks should congratulate the Mitt: “Great job there sport, killing two birds with your own stoned stupidity”.
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        Write Ron Paul in — JUST vote your conscience — DO NOT reward Rmoney for his crookedness!

      • I’m very much still on the fence in fact more leaning to Romney until I heard Pres. Clinton’s speech. If you read all of my posts you’d see where I said :

        “I’m still worried about what he’s hiding in his Tax Returns but might be able to over look that if they can tell me HOW they plan to do all the debt balancing acts and what they plan to cut.”

        So I’m willing to overlook it but when a person is hiding his Returns, which he gave to McCain a few years back, and also can’t tell me WHAT he’s going to cut to balance that budget while increasing a Defense budget that hasn’t even asked for an increase, it’s not reassuring to me.

        I watched both conventions and Clinton’s speech about MATH sounds logical. When Mitt says he will increase Defense budget and also give us all tax cuts, that means he has to cut really big into spending, why can’t he tells us what he’ll cut? Because it will cost him votes.

        You say Obama won’t say either but that’s just a talking point. Look at Obama’s budget and you’ll see what he’s going to cut. I don’t like some of them but it needs to be done but at least he’s upfront about it.

        After 21 years in the Air Force I like for things to be clear. Tell me the bad stuff I can deal with it, just don’t tell me “I’ll tell you AFTER you vote for me” because that’s not fair.

        • *Logical Repercussions After the 2012 Presidential Selection*

          (listed by the most likely outcome — note: ‘Selection’ since no longer can our votes be termed ‘Election’)
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          1) The BO wins — and further tries to plunge our Nation under its Socialist Programs aimed to completely destroy our Economy and Liberties. However, most of its teeth have been pulled by the Republicon wins in 2010, and some more of the same in 2012 — so, it is nearly toothless, if it wins the Selection.

          [[Remotely possible worst case scenario — it, the BO, declares Marshall Law in the near future (under some pre-planned “catastrophe” already home-cooked by it, and its sycophantic staff), thus trying to emerge as the “Benevolent” Dictator of USA to “save US all”.]]
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          2) The Rmoney wins — this creature has stated it will support whatever its Money Donors tell it to do! Expect the International Jewish owned Central Banks and Federal Reserve to instruct IT to attack Iran IMMEDIATELY (in order to protect Israel…from a possible, in maybe 10 years, manufacturing a single crude “atomic” bomb).

          [[Viable worst case scenario — a Rmoney win, along with the expected Republicon wins in Congress and Senate, will give the Mitt a sure boost to attack not only Iran, but Syria, and any other nation IT, the Mitt, wants, to please its Masters that Selected this creature!]]
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          So, for ALL of you that think voting for the Lesser of Two Evils is OK — make sure you figure out which one is “LESS EVIL”!

          JUST VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE — and do not reward these creatures by acknowledging their existence!

        • You need to also be very concerned about Obamas transcripts and his father’s and rev Wrights distain for America. Don’t let the libs get away with lying to you. The lib media will say anything to get their man in.

  10. Write in Ron Paul is finally online!

    Vote and spread it like wildfire!

    http://writeinron2012.com/writeinBlog/our-mission/

    partial powerful info (read all):

    “…This is a WIN-WIN strategy for all voters. It is the way to address the issues of electronic election fraud. All people desire that their votes be counted. Write-in Elections achieves this by assuring a permanent, verifiable paper trail, which is lacking in the current voting system. This is through the emphasis on the use of absentee ballots, which are photocopied, along with affidavits….”

    • Surfisher:

      The party hacks will tell you a write-in candidacy will never work. They say, don’t waste your vote.

      But the point is–voting for someone you don’t want *IS* wasting your vote, just as Clint Eastwood slyly told Romney’s detractors at the end of his speech. (The Romney people were just too stupid to get what Clint was actually saying.)

      We have seen amazing things happen when real human beings communicate en mass via the Internet. If the Middle East can have its “Arab Spring,” maybe we can have an “American Autumn.” Write in Ron Paul, and let’s see what really happens.

  11. For those who are uncomfortable with proselytizers (people who get in your face to “minister” to you), well, such as Willard:

    On Monday’s broadcast of Pat Robertson’s television show “The 700 Club,” he answered a question from a viewer named Michael about how to repair his marriage to a woman who “has no respect for me as the head of the house.”

    Robertson’s response: “Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her.”

    Bizarrely, this comment elicited laughter from Robertson’s co-host, Terry Meeuwsen.

    Unfortunately, Robertson didn’t stop there.

    “I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her.”

    Robertson also called the woman a “rebellious child” who doesn’t want to “submit to any authority.” However, since the Scripture doesn’t allow for divorce, Robertson urged the husband to “move to Saudi Arabia,” where, ostensibly, beating the woman would be permissible.

    And if you’re tempted to write off Robertson as just a fringe character, know this:

    Robertson spent last weekend hanging out with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, NBC News reported.

  12. News:

    Chicken Hawk Willard has earned a new title with his petty quibbling about our lost ambassador in Libya:

    =================== REMFney ===================

  13. Deja Vu:

    GOP thugs are at it again. Although he is on 47 state ballots, a Michigan judge says he can’t be on the ballot because he was a Republican candidate for about 12 minutes during the primaries.

    The judge doesn’t explain why John Anderson was allowed to be on the Michigan ballot in 1980, after running in the GOP primary that year.

    These crooks can’t be reformed. It’s time for a new Lincoln. The Whigs were the “Prepublican Party.” Now we need a “Postpublican Party.”

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