YOU DECLARE: "Both Hillary Clinton and John McCain couldn't/can't compete against the enthusiasm of Barack Obama's support. Hillary had to take out loans just to stay afloat. McCain can't do that and is stuck within the public financing system."
You're a fool to bring up Hillary in a bad light. In praising Obama's virtues, why do you find it necessary to bring up Hillary, lump her with McCain, and summarize her as a failure, in terms of fundraising and exciting donors and voters?
If Hillary were the nominee, she would have generated the same amount of money and enthusiasm in the electorate.
I don't know what kind of smoke you're smoking, but go back to March, April, and May of this year, and see how much enthusiasm Hillary has generated across the country. (And yes, we were not all racists.)
I think Hillary supporters like me account for a good proportion of those new donors.
I was hesitant to send in money during those days when Obama seemed like he was coasting to victory, deciding instead to give to ActBlue and similar groups.
But now that it's become a tight race, and that we're poised to grab defeat from the jaws of victory yet again, and that the other side is now celebrating incompetence by the name of Palin, I overcame my hesitation, and am now a willing contributor to the Obama campaign.
"OBAMA: Well, listen, we had an awful lot of small-town mayors at the Democratic Convention, I assure you. I meet them all the time. And I have -- the mayors have some of the toughest jobs in the country, because that's where the rubber hits the road. We yak in the Senate. They actually have to fill potholes and trim trees and make sure the garbage is taken away."
I don't recall the exact quote, but when the mayor thing was mentioned to Obama in the same forum, Obama said something very similar, to the effect that mayors have a tough job, unlike the Senate, which he then qualified in terms that struck me as very similar to McCain's characterization.
Perhaps someone can pull the exact quote?
I remember having to pick up my jaw last night-- and remarking to myself, wow, Obama just made a similar gaffe as McCain.
Maybe McCain's quote is worse (Obama didn't say out of touch), but Obama said something that struck me as odd as well.