Obama rakes it in at midday DC fundraiser
January 13th, 2012
04:25 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama rakes it in at midday DC fundraiser

(CNN) – How quickly can you raise $1 million?

It took President Obama a little over 45 minutes on Friday.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Washington D.C.
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    Of course he raised a lot of money. NO ONE wants CinderFella as president.

    January 13, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    @ Ed 1

    Can you HONESTLY prove Obama supporters don't work and are looking for hand outs? Remember I said HONESTLY.

    January 13, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Ed 1

    Another thought why would anybody spend the millions of dollars to have a job that only pays $40,000 a year oh I forgot they just want a free ride from the tax payers.

    $40,000 is what you make under your republican congress. The president is paid $400,000. Get educated.

    January 13, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. jerry

    @george of the jungle....makes my heart sing to read your angry post aimed at me.... I know you know and obama knows he is finished...facts are facts and this economy is not President Bushes and obama ran against President Bush's economy (not McCain)...and well...live by the sword mr obama and the outcome is evident. And well...He is not the great Uniter, he is a radical leftist who has polarized this country, had a poor resume and results accordingly.

    January 13, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. jerry

    I agree with you truth and nothing...

    January 13, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. DaveinSC

    Just wish I knew how much foreign money has poured into Carl Roves Crossroads super Pac

    January 13, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  7. kayla

    you go mr president, obama all the way.

    January 13, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. Slightly Left of Center

    @dc observer
    And since taking office he has gone to church just 5 times. This is the man who so admantly declared n the campaign trail that he was a true CHRISTIAN..

    Where does it say that going to a physical house of worship makes you a better Christian? My grandmother was one of the most Christian people I knew. She became elderly (102 years old!!) and could no longer go out to church. It did NOT make her less of a Christian. Christianity is much more than showing up once a week. Words and actions are a good indicator. God won't care that you showed up once a week if you were unChristian-like the other six days of the week.

    January 13, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  9. T'sah From Virginia

    I am part of the "no longer" middle class.and I donated $15. I did this because I believe that President Obama is the ONLY ONE that can continue to bring America back from the brink of destruction. He will WIN and at least I know my $$$$$ helped.

    On your 2nd term Mr. President – strive towards getting rid of ALL PACs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let the "people" elect our officials!!

    Obama 2012!

    January 13, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Good for him. He's been taking lies and false statements from the 8 rpublican candidates for 8 months. He deserves something for NEVER LOSING HIS COOL.

    Obama/Biden 2012.

    January 13, 2012 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. GI Joe


    Glad to see you're finally - FINALLY - laying the blame on congress. ha ha ha ha ha

    January 13, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  12. Darrell

    You wing-nuts...Score: Obama: 22 straight months of private sector job growth and save the US auto industry; Congressional Republicans no real jobs program passed/enacted in one year. GWB 750 jobs lost per month and the Great Recession.....Priceless!

    January 13, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  13. Bugs

    Another fricken fundraiser ?!
    This guy needs to stay in his chair, get congressional leaders to sit down and come up with some comprimises.

    January 13, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  14. Matte

    I find it hard to believe with information at you fingertips that any idiot still believes in trickle down theories. Oh, excuse me thats what Mittens believes. Just to bad for him should have spent more time in economics 101. He can still sell that line of B.S. to the old fat ass so called conservatives like pill popping rush jacktard limboballs.

    January 13, 2012 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  15. Pamela Smith

    It is time for Change....It is time for Mitt Romney to be the new President of the United States of America.

    January 14, 2012 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  16. Llj

    Just think of bush n ronny they are all the same.they are already rich so they dont care about us.dont b stupid like doing the same rich guys again.go obama 2012

    January 14, 2012 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  17. The Greedy Old PIgs have declared class war on US!

    "Look at Europe and you can see the more people you have on government paid programs the more likely you will have people stop working and start wanting something for doing nothing but complaining about what they don't have and expect to have what they didn't earn."

    You have no clue about Europe, do you? Mobility between economic classes is GREATER in Europe than it is in the US. That's right, the so-called "American Exceptionalism" where a person can improve his or her lot in life with hard work and determination, is actually more likely to happen in Europe, whereas here your GOBP deathcult works hard to implement or maintain policies that directly abet greater income inequality and decreased social mobility.

    January 14, 2012 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  18. Anonymous

    "Since taking office Obama has attended 526 campaign fundraising events. And since taking office he has gone to church just 5 times."

    And do you have any numbers to compare with other presidents? Because if not you're just posting numbers with no context. You do realize context is important, right? Because I'm pretty sure Reagan and both Bushes had an even worse church record.

    January 14, 2012 07:34 am at 7:34 am |
  19. Marcus

    Truth... grasping at straws aren't you?
    Did GWB, Clointon, Bush the father and Reagan had the same procedure (' countless speeches, TV events, show appearances, bus tours, celebrity events, etc') during their terms?
    Yes they did, and yet with Obama is not part of the job, it's campaigning.
    Get real (or honest)...

    January 14, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  20. informed voter

    Ed 1 – Your post is so full of grammatical, punctuation and syntax errors, and is proof of how uneducated you and your off-base, insulting opinions are. My family is chock full of highly educated, hard working, tax paying Americans, who wholeheartedly support President Obama. None of us have ever lived off the government dole, or get any freebies. We will all be voting for the one man who has continued to get our economy moving again, who has tried to work for all Americans (against the most hostile Congress any President has had to face in modern history), and who has restored our standing in the world. That man is President Obama. Yes, we are part of the fortunate 1%, and our taxes will go up if Obama's policies to save the economy are implemented, but that is the price of living in the greatest nation on earth. It is the right thing to do to help save our nation, and lift up ALL of our citizens. Obama, 2012, seriously.

    January 14, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  21. yoyo of texas

    Yall people are hater and need to get a life are yall mad cause the republian can't do it the same .yall picking a loser romney what a joke a liar and a phony obama going to beat romney because he can't not debate is weak and sorry and that is the truth.

    January 14, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
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