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. Mister Anderson

    I feel bad. I only gave $10 last night. I guess I'll give another $10 tonight so they'll have $10 million and $10 tomorrow morning!

    September 4, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  2. sabrina01

    Way to go I'm donating right now!

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  3. Beth

    Obama is winning swing voters 2:1. The GOP machine is very polarizing. We cannot afford more ring-wing lying lonneys in the white house.

    BTW, Palin raised taxes on sales and groceries by 2% in Wasilla to pay for a hockey arena and didn't build the "Bridge to Nowhere" but kept ALL THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

    Cnn, can you report these facts?

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. Louis

    The American people are speaking loud and clear, and they want change.

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  5. PD

    I am proudly one of the 130,000. Last night was an ugly night of sarcasm and belittling remarks. GOP showed, once again, they're the party of hatred and lies.

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  6. Still not sure

    I am donating too.

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. Scott

    HAhahahahahaha
    Palin is the best thing that has happened to the Obama campaign yet. 🙂

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  8. K of TX

    count me in!!!

    She didn't just fire up McCains base, She Fired up OBAMA'S!!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08-'12!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  9. Ken Pittsburgh

    8 Milllion in one day how about that?

    September 4, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  10. Mercedes

    America keep it coming!! To Obama's campaing just wail till the weekend that many of your small donors get paid you will definetly get more money coming in. The money will come from small amount of $5, $10 or less than $50's. God bless the real patriots of this great nations. The ones that believe that we don't need to be bullies or warmongers.

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. Aaron

    Sarah Palin appeared before some 38 million people for the first time and trashed someone she doesn't even know. The "family values" people must have loved it.

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  12. renee- Florida

    That's what I'm talking about!!!! Bring them on. I hope Biden schools her during the debates...

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Dennis Lee Hoffman, citizen of the world

    Sounds about as much as Alaska's yearly budget...

    Thanks for the divisiveness, lady!

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  14. Raymayer

    To add insults to injury, Senator Obama win or loose in 2008, will be around for 2012.

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. Obama!!

    woohoo!! I guess that proves what America thinks!

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  16. T E X A S----- We Do LoveYou OBAMA

    im not supprised 🙂

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  17. Helena

    Outstanding!!! Have Sarah give another speech.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  18. Rosa Birmingham, AL

    I just sent $200 to Obama so it worked on me.

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  19. Tatiana

    LOL thank you Palin and Guilani

    next time keep this in mind... such divisive, condescending, tacky tactics will not get you support...it will drive people to the opponent in support!!!!

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  20. PUMA's For PALIN

    Oh... such a waste of money...

    Can't wait to see McCain's amount this month...

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  21. Katherine, NH

    LOL, and there's lots more where that came from. I'm sending my check now.

    We are determine to win this election from snakes and drag queen hockey moms.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  22. Probably not voting...

    Wow...the Obamabots are really scared now! Break the piggy banks!

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  23. BJGT

    Lovin it!

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  24. NotFallingInLine.org

    The Obama campaign has already proven several times that no amount of money will help Barack Obama seal the deal with voters.

    Don't know how much the Obama campaign wasted on those styrofoam Greek columns for his selection acceptance speech, but it wasn't worth it.

    It's about the message, and each time Obama speaks he just proves more and more how out of touch he is with average Americans.

    Too bad.

    HILLARY CLINTON 2012

    September 4, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  25. Dominique

    I just sent in another $100.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 4, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
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