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On the latest Ricochet podcast, David Limbaugh argued that Romney may be able to outraise Obama in the run up to November’s election. That was the first I’d heard that possibility even mentioned, but others have since backed David’s scenario up. Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post writes,
In April, the first month in which Romney was untethered by concerns about the primary fight and in which he and the RNC linked up efforts, their combined haul was just north of $40 million — almost the exact amount the president and the DNC gathered in that time frame.
Add it all up — and throw in a pledge from the leading conservative super PAC to spend better than $200 million— and it becomes possible that Obama, the single greatest fundraiser in the history of American politics, might get outraised (and outspent) between now and Nov. 6.
So the good news for opponents of Obama is that no matter what, we won’t end up seeing as lopsided of a race in terms of fundraising as we did in 2008.
But the bad news? The bad news is that the President can and is using taxpayer dollars to support his reelection efforts.
So no matter how much Romney raises in the next five months, it pales in comparison to Obama’s advantage of being able to dip into a taxpayer funded slush fund.