Jun 27 2008
The luster is fading fast on Obama as he has begun to show just how much of a misleading politician he really is:
From the beginning, Barack Obama’s special appeal was his vow to remain an idealistic outsider, courageous and optimistic, and never to shift his positions for political expediency, or become captive of the Inside-the-Beltway intelligentsia, or kiss up to special interests and big money donors.
In recent weeks, though, Obama has done all those things.
He abandoned public campaign financing after years of championing it. Backed a compromise on wiretap legislation that gives telecom companies retroactive immunity for helping the government conduct spying without warrants. Dumped his controversial pastor of two decades â€” then his church â€” after saying he could no more abandon the pastor than abandon his own grandmother.
There’s more, but the fact is Obama’s facade as the agent of ‘change’ isÂ deterioratingÂ rapidly now that he has dumped the liberal base and news media who brought him to this point. Â Obama just doesn’t have the experience to pivot without looking like a liar or a fool, or both.
And it turns out much of his support may also be just a mirage of fancy numbers meant to give the impression he has a huge following (which did not show up in the Democrat primary popular vote tallies):
How Should One Read Obama’s Campaign-Finance Statistics?
… The short answer is “very carefully.”
In short, Obama has received “more than 3 million” separate donations from 1.5 million donors. Thus, some donors gave more than once — and could actually qualify as large donors, depending on the total amount of their multiple donations.
If you read the post you note Obama’s numbers reflect a misleading doubling of his number of donors by conflating number of donors with number of donations. Obama is not all he appeared to be in many ways it seems. My guess his chances of winning the election are hyped and misleading as well.