Are you a part of Obama’s financial backing?

You could be: Let me start by just reminding everyone that if they haven’t already seen it, my beloved is selling “purses for change” that support Barack Obama. There’s a couple left on her site, and she’s got more that will be added soon.

But this article makes some interesting points about what it means, that is, really means, for Obama to have shattered fundraising records yet again. He made $150 million in September, largely from contributions under $200, which means largely from people like me (and maybe you).

Obama has been saying all along this campaign wasn’t about him, it’s about us. And you know what? He’s right. Because if you have ever contributed to his campaign, if you have ever talked to people about voting for him, then it’s your campaign and he’s beholden to you when he gets in office in a way we have not had a candidate beholden to the people for a long, long time. (The article goes back to LBJ for comparison). And that will be a tremendous power when/if Obama takes office. He will truly be “our candidate” in a way we have not seen in American politics in my lifetime.


~ by realsupergirl on October 20, 2008.

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