September 4th, 2008
08:08 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin speech pulls in $8 million - for Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/04/art.money.gi.jpg caption="The Obama campaign is pulling in cash following Palin's speech. "](CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign says it has raised more than $8 million from over 130,000 donors following Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's speech Wednesday night.

The campaign also says it is on track to raise $10 million before John McCain takes the podium at the Republican National Convention tonight.

soundoff (564 Responses)
  1. patrick

    Well i gave $500 yesterday, so i say let the money rain on in. Something a little discrepant about this Palin lady!!

    Nonetheless, its Obama/Biden 2008

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  2. JDOD

    Just gave to the Obama campaign and got all my family members to do also. Obama/Biden no one else will do. I love it!

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. George, Indiana

    She did what I didn't think anyone could do – knock Obama to page 3 of any news story. McCain/Palin because I can't stand Obama supporters. You guys are hateful and need to eat crow in November!

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. R.I.F.

    After watching Goon Night at the RNC I immmediatly went online and donated and then told my wife that that cast of idiots last night should go on a fundraising tour...for Obama.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. c

    Perhaps she can give a hateful speech about Hillary Clinton and help her payoff her debt.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. leapfrog

    Go Nanook of the North! Keep talking. No substance, no beef. Where's the beef?

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. mike

    Count me in for more donations to Obama as well. I am energized by Palin to do whatever I can to keep her and McCain from winning. She has shown herself to be a liar and is now spewing even more lies and smears about Barack Obama. Nice job Mrs Palin.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. donny, sacramento

    I am one of those donors. I couldn't resist, expecially after that list of lies Palin gave last night. No way in HELL do I want to see someone like that running...or attempting to run this country. We deserve better than the status quo...and McCain/Palin cannot fill that need. Obama '08.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Robert

    Desperation and fear bring in money.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  10. Maya Jones

    I am very pleased to hear donations actually increased after Palin's speech. Perhaps some of those donations came from supporters of Hillary . Maybe they finally realized that having a female VP nominee that's a Republican isn't a replacement of Hillary.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  11. Yep

    Election Results in Early:

    John McCain has just elected the first black President of the United States.

    Ahem.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. ashley

    You know if so many people can just give like this then maybe people are doing "okay" than expected, huh?? Also, Palin has helped McCain raise money as well! I think its really partisan of CNN to even allow this snide comment to even be posted.

    This is why CNN's ratings is again not as high as FOXNEWS.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  13. Bill

    It's too bad that Palin has to step aside, briefly, and let McCain struggle through a few words tonight. Hopefully that won't kill the ticket's momentum.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  14. Rich

    this CNN-loving obama kool aid crowd is sickening. i wish they would all drink the kool aid served up by Jim Jones and go away forever. obama is an empty suit, period. cannot vote yes or no on any proposed legislation. the only change obama wants is the change out of every hard working American's pocket so he can re-distribute it to his lazy unemployed followers.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  15. tony

    It seems like by playing to the house as much as they did both Giuliani and Palin may have forgotten how this would seem to a lot of the rest of the country outside the house.

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  16. drnen

    After reading this i just gave 25. I want us to hit 10 million tonight! Moose burgers for everyone!

    September 4, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  17. Spirit of America

    So the White House really is for sale every four years at increasingly higher prices while the rest of the country (like today's crash of the stock market) sinks deeper into debt and foreclosures. What's wrong with this picture? And can a black man as president or woman as vice-president fix it?

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  18. Jeffrey

    vw...

    better not to know than knowing we'd go straight to h-e- double hockey sticks with McCain and Palin.

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. Val from MA

    Because Democracts and Liberals are running scared that they may lose this election. That's why. It's very obvious even from reading these blogs. THEY ARE DESPERATE!

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. McWhine

    Mike, TX:

    Have you google "Songbird McCain" yet? What are you afraid of?

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  21. GV

    Fantastic news on the fundraising but go to barackobama.com and sign up to volunteer – make phone calls to those swing states to sway them towards Obama/Biden.

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  22. JfromNC

    Palin had the nerve today to say that Obama had attacked her family. She has some nerve. Obama came out very forcefully to defend her family on Monday. Is she just going to spew lies and never take any real questions??

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  23. Andrea, DC

    Well small wonder. Sarah trotted a pregnant unmarried teenager onstage and said look at us America, aren't we great. This woman is full of moose hockey.

    My money, my time, and my vote will go to Barack Obama, and I can't wait until November. The long national nightmare of the Bush Administration will be OVER, OVER, OVER. He'll go crawling back to Crawford with his tail between his legs into obscurity. Thank God.

    Obama/ Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  24. McKen's Barbie Collection

    You complain about your boss not doing his job. You notice he's only working to fatten his pockets with big oil payoffs. He fights all the time with the smaller companies instead of the bigger company that has hurt him the most . Your have not received a raise and you may lose your job because the boss is now outsourcing the jobs. You are about to lose your home. The boss has so many houses he can't count them. The company you work for has not turned a profit in years and has low approval ratings. The boss distributes a company wide memo that reads " I really don't know much about the economy." The boss threatens to release the pitbull on if you keep WHINING. You have put up with his bullying ways for eight long years. Finally your work contract is ending with your boss. As you think about your family's future you ask yourself "Should I continue working for this creep or should I CHANGE employers? ".

    It's that simple America. It's time for a change and YOU know it.

    ANCIENT PROVERB: Don't let your pitbulls run loose with the moose on the White House lawn.

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  25. Danielle

    If these two get into office, the country will be doomed. She didn't focus on any important issues, she just wanted to slam Obama. Get over yourself Sarah Palin. Obama/Biden '08.

    September 4, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
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