WASHINGTON (CNN) — Listed below is a complete ranking of both Republican and Democratic presidential fields on contributions raised in the second quarter.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS, 2ND QTR.
Giuliani R $17,351,837.48
Romney R $13,917,800.57
McCain R $11,165,982.43
Paul R $2,364,328.41
Tancredo R $1,465,701.42
Brownback R $1,397,658.38
Hunter R $796,282.68
Huckabee R $747,117.86
Thompson R $440,279.96
Gilmore R $176,096.16
Obama D $32,904,746.57
Clinton D $26,720,346.30
Edwards D $9,029,757.99
Richardson D $6,946,213.48
Dodd D $3,091,936.44
Biden D $2,318,438.67
Kucinich D $756,517.82
Gravel D $140,509.51
And here is your BRILLIANT CNN reporting on the elections. What are the candidates energy policies and what is the truth of their impact on the environment and global warming. How did the candidates vote on the war and what is their plan to get us out of it? What specific healthcare solutions do they have on the table? Who are the major donors that appear to be impacting their stance on each of the above issues? Nope. None of that. Let's talk about the election as if it were all about the money...because it IS. No pretense of democracy and issues on CNN.
Looks like the news media isn't even going to pretend that a candidate's stand on the issues is what gets him/her elected. How sad that we now apparently choose our President based on how much money is thrown away on the campaign. It makes me literally sick to think what a waste it all is, and what better uses there are for all this money. We MUST change the way we elect our Presidents!!!
At least you haven't eliminated Ron Paul's name from the list of contributions. RHe has collected a rather an amazing sum when you and the other media persist in suppressing any news or stories about the one candidate who will truthfully and consistently share his values and answer questions on the issues.
How about showing some backbone, bucking the establishment and giving us some news about Ron Paul. Some interviews would be nice. It is so refreshing to actually hear someone speaking truthfully and in complete consistency with his established voting record.
As of lunch today, 7/16/07 I watched your report on how much money the candidates have and you mentioned about six Democrats and only three Republicans. Why are you afraid to show Ron Paul in your group of Republicans? Why show much bias? If you gave him have the credit he deserves, he would have more money do to exposure from you actually doing your job. He is the only TRUE Republican running, that is the story you should be running with, then you would see his fund grow by leaps and bounds. But I doubt you have the true backbone a non-controlled media would do. You should be helping America not hindering us.
Democrats earning more than Republicans. That is completely unheard of. Though.. the more cash earned doesn't garner my support. Larger donations means the candidate has corporate interests deeper in his/her pockets. Not the citizenry. Just look at Clinton and Obama caught on video/tape making comments about attempts to margianalize third party candidates and those with less 'name recognition'. I.E. Not wanting to give them free and fair opportunity (which are core DEMOCRATIC principles) to debate publically.
Correction to my comment above... Clinton and **Edwards** were caught making margianalizing comments. NOT OBAMA. I had just previously read something on Obama and it stuck.
Wake up Cnn! Viewers are asking for Ron Paul and you are not answering. If Ron Paul is ignored any longer I am going over to MSNBC. Please don't make me do that.