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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Donors Like It When President Obama Speaks His Conscience

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 9:44 AM

The Obama campaign has been receiving a great outpouring of support, according to Buzzfeed:

After three years of political compromise on issues from health care reform to spending cuts, Obama delivered a surprise gift to what many of his core supporters view as the civil rights issue of the day, simply by saying what everyone assumed he believed. But the distinction between implying a change and saying it outright will more than symbolic in the crucial area of campaign fundraising. Already, gay donors, mostly men, reportedly constitute 1 in 6 of Obama’s top fundraisers known as bundlers. And in the first 90 minutes after the news broke Wednesday, the campaign received $1 million in spontaneous contributions, a Democrat told BuzzFeed.

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