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. Martin

    Yep, I was one of the donors,lol! I thought with this much BS I can only counter by donating for Obama in order to make sure that this crazy person does not make it into the white house!

    September 4, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  2. bill m

    i donated 15$ last night after Palin's spiel. Its like voting ahead of time.

    September 4, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. Dandelion.

    I just donated some more!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 4, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Sel

    I totally start disliking her. I am woman and an independent and would vote for Obama

    September 4, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. McWhine

    Add two in that figure. My wife and I just made our campaign donation to Obama/Biden.

    September 4, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  6. msclguru

    Oopsie...in energizing the Republicans, might she have accidentally energized the Democrats too?

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  7. Enlightened Voter

    I was one! The repuglicans are evil, hate filled, divisive, negative. I guess miss 'lipstick' fits right in perfectly with their evil agenda. I love this! Goes to show Americans aren't as stupid as the repugs think they are! You go americans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  8. Melanie, Tampa FL

    I love it! They bash him and HE gets donations. Just proves that old saying that God "doesn't like ugly", (and she was down right ugly last night), is true. Neither does most of America. Sara Palin doesn't know the meaning of "play nice", yet that's what she expects from everyone else. I hope the Pit Bull is ready to put her money where her mouth is or she just might get her lipstick and her chain yanked good.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. Charlie Black

    Sarah Palin is a risky and disasterous candidate, WE EVEN DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS COUNTRY WILL GO IF SHE IS ELECTED….

    And I was one of those 130,000 donors!

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. Michael in Cedar Rapids

    I just donated $100. You should too! It's not happening this year Repubicans!! HAHAHAHA!! Who would've known that a "hockey mom" could've brought down the MACHINE!!!!!!!!

    OBAMANUT!! AT HEART!!
    YES WE CAN AMERICA!!

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  11. Brandon

    I just contributed also. As another commenter said above - keep running that mouth hockey mom. Everytime you take a swipe at Obama somebody somewhere is listening and ready to donate to Obama's campaign.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. a supporter of Hillary

    good. This rude woman got her answer. now she learns how to talk.

    Obama/Biden 2008

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. Ardnuas

    This is the BEST news...... thank you SMART VOTERS..... Palin is a hand puppet of Karl Rove. She says and does what THEY TELL HER TO DO. Now they are trying to STALL the investigation regarding TROOPERGATE.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  14. Morals and Values for sale!

    I dropped a GRAND! I'm almost at my $2300. Gotta put some in my SON's name.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. mama4obama

    Going to squeek out a few more bucks to Obama myself. We just cannot afford more of the same...and Palin fits right in with the cronies that have been running this country into the ground.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  16. Not Swaying anymore!

    I am porud to be one of those donors. 1st thing this morning I got out of bed and I donated to Sen. Obama's campaign! Now we just have to get out and vote. Encourage our friends and families to go and vote for Change.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. jos-bam

    Me and 5 of my friends are among the donors...Palin,keep on talking ,keep on insulting ,keep on joking !!!
    After Mc Cain speech i'am sure Obama will get more than 15 millions $.....ahahaha ....lol

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  18. margeaux

    yeah, a barking pit bull is great advertisement for mussel sales!

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. steves

    I thought Palin's speech was great. In fact I was so motivated that I donated $1,000 to Obama this morning.

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  20. The GOP is too Old!

    Oh is there another Ku Klux Klan rally, I mean convention tonight?

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  21. NotFallingInLine.org

    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.

    Each time Obama speaks he just proves more and more how out of touch he is with average Americans.

    The leaders of the Democratic Party have failed us.

    HILLARY CLINTON 2012

    September 4, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  22. Nag

    Thank God for America's favorite Hockey Mom.

    Keep Talking Aunty Sarah

    September 4, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  23. leapfrog

    I want to give some to Obama! I haven't given any before to any candidate ever (and I'm 45 years old), but here's a man where I feel it's the best investment in the future I could ever make.

    September 4, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  24. GA for Obama

    Supporters unite! Donate $10 to the campain RIGHT NOW to show our raceion to McCain and Palin

    September 4, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  25. Mary

    Ms. Palin should give a speech every nite until the election!!!

    September 4, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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