Barack Obama and John McCain enter the final days of the presidential campaign amid dwindling reserves, with Obama hindered by a sudden drop in fundraising and McCain restrained by spending limits.Perhaps those who are dumbfounded might want to do a little investigating. Isn't that what the media is for? Oh no, they're here to root for Obama. Silly me.
Obama, the Democratic nominee, spent more than $105 million during the first two weeks of October, according to new campaign finance reports. He reported raising only $36 million for his campaign during that period, about half the fundraising pace he enjoyed in September.
The Illinois senator shattered records and dumbfounded Republicans and Democrats by raising $150 million in September. Obama could still do better in October. His more recent report showed he had taken no share from a joint Obama-Democratic Party victory fund that raised about $27 million during the same October period.
After raking in over $600 million so far, much of it rather suspicious, Obama is pleading for more money.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, issued e-mail fundraising appeals on Thursday. The candidate warned supporters that "the margins of victory in crucial battleground states will be small."Instapundit links. Thanks!
Added his wife: "It all comes down to Friday morning when we make the last, tough choices about where we can fight — and how hard."