Barack Obama raised $25 million in the first quarter of 2007.

That quarter began almost two years before the general election in 2008, and about a year before the first primaries.

What does that mean to the reform/progressive wing of the Democratic Party in general and in particular supporters of Elizabeth Warren?

It means that we have to raise even more than $25 million in the first quarter of 2015, or we will be buried by the oceanic influx of money unleashed by Citizens United, and the next election will be contested between yet another "centrist" Democrat and whatever trash the Republicans puke up on the ballot.

$25+ million by April 1, 2015!

Now ask yourself...

How long does it take to build a fund-raising machine that can produce that kind of money?

Because if we're sitting around with no kind of national fund-raising apparatus already rolling on January 1, 2015, IMHO we probably won't ever catch up.

Or is there somebody out there with a recipe for Instant National Fund-Raising Apparatus?

Just add enthusiasm and bake for 15 minutes!

This isn't going to happen, and we have to build a very big machine in not much more than a year from right now.

If we don't get started soon, the next election will be decided for us by centrist and Republican billionaires and their stooges, more than two years before the first vote is counted.

If we don't get started soon, the same bosses who own the government today will still own us in 2016, and 2017, and 2018...

Don't let it happen!


Originally posted to Frank Whitaker on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 09:57 AM PDT.

Also republished by Elizabeth Warren for President 2016.

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