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. Di

    By the time Rudy Guiliani was finishing his speech I was online and donating money to Obama's campaign and volunteering to help get him elected. I then watched Gov. Palin's speech with all of it's falsehoods and knew I had made the right decision.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. POmbo

    You know what, its amazing to read what some people have said on here, after all Obama never went after the womans family and said absolutely nothing about her at any place and she comes out trying to blast him.

    Please look at what you read about who is saying what before you type on here. After all Media is what it is all about and Media tells the tale of SP not Obama

    And if you think that line which you think is so great doesn't fit the bill for this Oil Queen more so the O you've got to be living in another state other then these 50!

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. Adam

    Doesn't this mean the Dems are running scared? If Palin were the type of running mate that is "about to drop out" the Dems wouldn't have raised much.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. Frightened to Death Over Palin

    We've been making a monthly donation to Obama since January. We made our biggest donation yet right after Palin got finished.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  5. tomskier62@hotmail.com

    I gave $100 to Obama and $50 to the DSCC. If McCain sounds as nuts as she did I will do that again tomorrow.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. ro in sc

    I became a donor this morning. She has really got me worked up! Go Obama/Biden 08!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  7. Matt

    GREAT! we are sick of these tastless republican attacks! Palin's speech didn't talk about ANY plan they had for this country or what she would do if elected.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  8. selfemployed

    he said:
    Tom in MD September 4th, 2008 5:34 pm ET

    The Republican convention has been quite effective at rallying the Republican base and showing hardcore conservatives that McCain and Palin are the candidates for them.

    Unfortunately for them, they've done an equally good job at insulting and alienating left-leaning independents (like myself) and open-minded democrats, who want to hear something more substantive than repeated statements about how much they love America and hate liberals. (And liberal media bias?? Oh please, can someone in the media call them on that BS and request some of the Republican commentators to substantiate it with something other than anecdotes? It is a statistical fact that Obama has had far more negative media coverage than McCain.)
    ARE YOU LIVING IN A BOX TO MAKE A STATEMENT LIKE THAT? yOU MUST BE A MORON! OBAMAN HAS GOTTEN EVERY MEDIA BREAK OUT THERE, JUST ASK HILLARY. YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  9. Wasilla Hillbilly in a dress

    How nice that Abrahamoff got sentenced and the dow dropped 350 points on the day John McSame tries to tell us how different he is than his sidekick Bush. Maybe Karl Rove and Tom DeLay could walk on stage for the picture?

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  10. OBAMA/BIDEN

    just one ? how did have experience on their frist job are their frist time doing something anwsers----America,Amerira the world think you sould start something new.So we can work togather we think Obama/Biden as the best plan.An America will be GREAT again.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  11. Sara

    Nice! On behalf of all Democrats, thanks John McCain, you picked the perfect VP.

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  12. Money Where The Mouth Is

    Dear David,

    Thank you for your generous donation of $25.00.

    From the beginning, this campaign has been funded by supporters like you giving only what they can afford.

    More than 2 million individual donors have stepped up to own a piece of this campaign - which means Barack is not beholden to anyone but the American people.

    Thank you for building this movement for change,

    Obama for America

    September 4, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  13. Gail

    Proudly gave for Obama!

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  14. Marjorie Helms, Amherst, NY

    Keep it coming, Palin! The anger and bile of your speech was a welcome change from the typical smarmy smile the Republicans have been getting from McSame. By directly attacking Obama, she's making it clear that the Republican party has no faith in its candidate for president. Palin will accomplish nothing other than to enrage and awaken more Democrats (as if King George hasn't done that already). For such an inexperienced politician, she doesn't seem to realize where her 'pit-bull mouth' is going to take her. When the debates finally roll around, Biden will absolutely destroy her on national and international issues!

    So, remember to renew your moose hunting license, Palin – you're going to need it again this winter while you're recovering from the Democratic landslide!.....

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  15. Frances

    This RNC has proven one thing to me for sure, John McCain does not care about the issues, just the candidates according to Tucker Bounds. Does not care about the issues therefore does not care about the voters.

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  16. Sam

    Tonight I'll be donating a dollar for every time McCain says, "My friends"

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  17. Phil

    The stat has no significance unless the source of the donations is identified- if the majority of the money came from on-the-fence voters, it is indeed significant. If it came from Democrats who are now doing everything they can to try and prevent POW/Hockeymom '08 from being victorious, then it means only enough to suggest there is concern from the left.

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  18. Brian from NYC

    We will not be stopped...We are the ones (or millions) we've been waiting for! Barack/Biden take back Washington for the people by the people!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  19. chryssa

    YES WE CAN!

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  20. Peter, MI

    Sarah "Rita Skeeter" Palin is as repellent as DEET

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  21. bigben

    Republicans go preach your hate somewhere else.

    September 4, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  22. Politically Speaking

    Already donated today!! Goin' back in next week! I think her negativity further unified Democrats. Thanks.

    September 4, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  23. Obama 2008

    I can only match $10...

    September 4, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  24. Nico Sciscente

    I was one of them also.......so was my sister and niece in Ohio and my nephew in North Carolina....we all donated $50.00...who does she think she is?.....the insults and lies that came out of her mouth reminds me of the typical hockey mom......coming from a city who is hockey crazy (Montreal)...she reminds of all those knucklehead moms and dads screaming at their kids on the ice........Palin......go back to Alaska......where you belong with the penguins:)))

    September 4, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  25. Don

    Baraaaaaaacccccckkkkkkkkkkkkk the voteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
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