But Money Can’t Buy You Love


On May 16, with great fanfare, Mitt Romney announced that he “raised $10.25 million” in a single day. The announcement resulted in an avalanche of good press. A database search reveals hundreds of references to his fundraising haul, virtually all of it positive.


Romney himself touted the $10 million figure, saying, “That’s a terrific start. Actually it’s more than just a start – it really gives us the boost that we need at this early stage in my effort.”

So how was it that, after raising over $10 million in one day, the campaign recently announced it only raised $15 to $20 million for the entire quarter?

As it turns out, the campaign wasn’t telling the truth.

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles Time revealed Romney’s “sleight of hand“:

The former Massachusetts governor’s campaign told reporters in May that he had raised $10 million in a one-day phone-a-thon in Las Vegas. But the amount actually represented pledges gathered earlier and tallied that day, not just funds actually taken in by the campaign.


The Romney campaign purposely misled the press and the public for their own political advantage.


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26 responses to “But Money Can’t Buy You Love

  1. I can’t wait until the GOP candidates start fighting among themselves.On thing for sure, the total money into the primary will be unreal. Maybe the candidates should follow the NASCAR model and wear the logos of donors!

    • they’ve already started, but they just won’t do it face-to-face. just like the other rethugs, they’re big talkers until there’s a possibility of opposition. of course, there’s an exception to every rule, and in this case, that would be chris christie the hutt. he loves confrontation and is rude to everyone.

  2. So, I guess that’s a Michigan bank roll he’s toting. 😆

  3. A politician misleading the press and public for their own advantage?! What shocking behaviour! Won’t someone please think of the children?

    • hello purple chimp,

      welcome to the raisin! 😀

      i just spent quite a bit of time at your blog, and i was thoroughly entertained. hope to see you here again soon.

  4. Romney has a net worth of $500 million bucks, so what’s $10 million here or there in error? Chump change to him, right??

    Love afrankangle’s idea
    “Candidates should follow the NASCAR model and wear the logos of donors!”

    I had hoped each politician who was voting against health care reform would have to have emblazoned on their forehead the amount of $$$ they took from insurance profiteers.

    • it’s just a pissing contest. he has to show that he can collect money, too, like botox batshit bachmann. even though he lied about the 10 mil, it will make timmeh and newtie look weak. as if they needed any help in that department.

  5. johncerickson

    Isn’t this kinda backwards? Ain’t ya supposed to claim SMALL money, then just kinda stuff the rest in your pocket? (Or your Grand Cayman bank account, whichever’s bigger.) We gotta get this boy some Chi-town training. My economics professor in college used to work for a family owned business. “La Familia”, if you get my (Sicilian) drift. He was an expert on making money disappear. Then again, he had to be, ’cause his bosses were experts at making PEOPLE disappear. (Those rising water levels in Lake Michigan have got NOTHING to do with global warming! 😉 )

    • to mittsie, 10 mil is chump change. it won’t make a lot of difference either, because he can have all the money in the world, and people still won’t like him. they may kiss his ass, but they won’t like him.

  6. 10 mill is hardly walking around money for Willard. He should just waste his fortune like he did last time. Ultra consevative types, like my former roomate, are very impressed by Perot types who assure you they won’t ask for any of the sacred nickles (why you could invest those nickles!). And while he’s at it, find a catchy song like little Ross did with the Patsy Cline hit he always played at rallys (untill the nancy boys showed up). Wasn’t it “I fall to pieces?”

  7. Snoring Dog Studio

    How utterly disturbing that American politics is all about this – the obscene amounts of money raised by people who we want to lead this nation back to greatness. How can any of these candidates for a second imagine what it’s like to be just an average slob at an average job?

    • i would be much more impressed with a candidate who could carry on a campaign with as little money as possible. if someone can prove to me that they can pinch pennies in a campaign while still getting everything done that needs to be done just might be someone with whom i’d trust the economy.

  8. A question that should dog him — if he made a deliberately-misleading statement about money in this case, why should we trust anything he says about taxes, the deficit, etc. to be any more accurate?

  9. jeb

    Since Mittsie is bragging about his fundraising prowess, I also have a new campaign song suggestion for him.

  10. Inspired saw those headlines a couple of days ago and wondered how both $10 million in one day but only$16 million for the reporting period could both be true. I’ll be happy to tell her that her suspicions were correct.

    At least the French love Jerry Lewis. I’m not sure who really likes Mitt Romney.

  11. the more money thet raise – the move favors they owe to their benefactors – and the less they care about ‘us'(not that they cared at all)

    a govt for the rich, by the rich

    • ‘zactly, dcAp! i’d rather see someone going town to town and taking to people than collecting money from special interests and buying up all the airtime and filling it with stupid campaign commercials.

      p.s. nice to see you over here again, dcAp. 🙂