Obama Spent Four Times as Much as McCain at Race End

I guess it all depends on who you were rooting for, but is this the way we really want to elect our President?

Obama brought in $291 million between Sept. 1 and Nov. 24 and spent $349 million, helped by funds left over from a primary battle that began in February 2007, his campaign said. McCain, a Republican senator from Arizona, spent $78.9 million of the $84.1 million he received in public financing.

The president-elect shattered fundraising records, with donations of $746 million for the primary and general campaigns. Obama previously reported raising $642 million through Oct. 15. The campaigns reported their final totals yesterday to the Federal Election Commission.

The moral here is that money buys elections. Not the kind of change we were looking for.

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~ by thedark2 on December 5, 2008.

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