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A Financial Analysis of Barack Obama's Historic Purchase of the Presidency

A Financial Analysis of Barack Obama's Historic Purchase of the Presidency

November 6, 2008 | Permalink


You've got it all wrong. The people gave him money, he spent it, and it flowed right back into small businesses to make the economy go faster.

Posted by: John Foust | Nov 6, 2008 10:03:52 AM

This one's pretty good. I never thought to figure out a $/vote metric. $700m is a pretty astounding number.

Posted by: thomasblair | Nov 6, 2008 10:11:10 AM

The people gave him money? You mean the foreigners who donated millions of dollars illegally through his AVS-crippled web site?

Small businesses? You mean the TV networks where his 30 minute infomercial played during prime time? You mean the hustlers and big-city political machine hacks that he paid to help GOTV? You mean the wages that he paid to his massive campaign staff? Those small businesses?

Posted by: Steve | Nov 6, 2008 10:26:47 AM

Though I think some of your criticisms go to far, this one is spot on. Though to be honest I would prefer if you listed our sources for where you go the totals for money raised or spent by the campaigns. i know most of that stuff is supposed to be publicly disclosed, but it's not exactly advertised effectively.

Posted by: Andrew Clunn | Nov 6, 2008 12:48:05 PM

At least the foreign contributions help the balance of payments issue.

Posted by: Whitehall | Nov 6, 2008 2:46:04 PM

I don't suppose this includes the money spent by ACORN for Obama.

Posted by: Woody | Nov 6, 2008 8:54:36 PM

A bargain, esp compared to McCain.
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Posted by: terry leon | Nov 7, 2008 12:18:45 PM

I love the circle graphs that compare $ spent by both candidates. In my job as a public school math teacher, we are supposed to bring "civics literacy" into our math curriculum. This is great. I can bring in civics and finally introduce some conservatism to my students. Goodness knows they are indoctrinated daily with liberalism. Thank you, Tom!

Posted by: Victoria | Nov 7, 2008 4:24:17 PM

WELL MORElESS WHy talk about how much $ obama spent . look at all the bullshyt bush spent on sum dum ass war FOr all the wrong reasons.now OBAMA stepped in And took over all the problems that bush left for mchain to pick up were he left off! so obama did wat he do best.. GETTINg Money and doing what he gotta do TO get da JOb Done By all means ! thatz what We need ..

Posted by: jah | Nov 18, 2008 11:43:35 AM

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