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Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Obama In the Money
patdollard.com

Barack Obama is reaching out to Hillary Clinton’s pocketbook, asking his finance team to help pay off at least $10 million of the debt Clinton accrued during her primary bid. The move comes after an announcement that Camp Obama had raised $287 million by the end of May and declined public funding of his campaign.


The Guardian:

Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama has asked his finance team to help his former opponent Hillary Clinton pay off a debt of at least $10m (£6m) from her failed presidential campaign.

In a teleconference with his top fundraisers yesterday afternoon, Obama asked them to help the former first lady, a campaign spokesman confirmed.

Later at a star-studded fundraising gala in Los Angeles, the Illinois senator, who could become America’s first black president, appealed to those in the crowd who might have supported Clinton.

“I know I caused some heartburn and some frustration,” he said, adding that he and Clinton “were allies then and we’re allies now.”

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By Inherit The Wind, June 27, 2008 at 10:32 am Link to this comment

Ain’t it wonderful?  Who is beholden to whom?  If Obama pays off Clinton’s debt, then she owes HIM big-time, and she has to pay that off by helping get him elected.

FREE ENTERPRISE AT WORK!  Who cares, as long as we get the Re-thug-licken’s out!

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By cyrena, June 25, 2008 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment

Felicity,

Nope…the Clinton’s have no shame, but then, we’ve known that for a really long time. This is a repeat of what they did when they were in the White House, and had all those millions of dollars in legal fees. I can’t remember now, exactly WHO paid those off for them, (or if they were even paid). Might be worth an ‘investigative rehash from the past’ if there weren’t so many other things far more urgent to deal with right now.

Meantime, I see troublesum bert is still on her anti-Obama hate campaign. Now she’s claiming he’s responsible for ‘destroying public financing’. Another perverted joke that if it weren’t so sad, one could actually laugh.

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By felicity, June 25, 2008 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment

I will say this is a first being asked to pay a $10 million debt of a person worth $100 million and counting.  Have you no shame, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton.

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By troublesum, June 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment

The Pornography of Power: How Obama raised $300 million, bought the White House and destroyed public financing of presidential campaigns.

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By samosamo, June 25, 2008 at 11:39 am Link to this comment

Well, call me a country bumpkin, sure thought that people ran for office with their own money, borrowed, political charity or what. So with someone(s) that made 100million$ last year or became worth 100million$ why subsidize that? Are these crooks not allowed to loose money in an effort to get elected. In the long run I feel some how the taxpayer will reimberse hillbillyhillary for her presidential lark.
Politics smell worse that a dead animal the size of a horse on the side of the road in the summer. There must be a veryvery secret satilite station for the ‘elites’ that plays all the gimmicks and scams and flimflams these sorry ass people play on the masses making them howl with laughter and high 5 each other for the coolness of it all.

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By Thomas Mc, June 25, 2008 at 10:25 am Link to this comment
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Obama paying Hillary to shut her yap. That’s America!

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