Obama Has Had More Re-Election Fundraisers than Previous Five Presidents Combined

At least we’ve discovered something he knows how to do, via Newsmax:

The book, “The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign,” by Brendan J. Doherty, gives figures to prove that Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than any other commander-in-chief of modern times.

Doherty found that Obama had held 104 fundraisers by March, compared to 94 held by Presidents Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.

But since then, Obama has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124. Carter held four re-election fundraisers in the 1980 campaign, Reagan zero in 1984, Bush Sr.19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996 and George W. Bush 57 in 2004.

In addition, Obama has also managed to visit every one of the battleground states in his first year in office. All on the taxpayer’s dime of course:

And while Carter visited eight out of 18 battleground states and Reagan seven out of 17. Bush Sr., Clinton and the younger Bush all visited around three-quarters of battleground states. Obama went to all 15 within his first 12 months.

I’m sure that was all, ahem, official government business.  I guess this is what was meant by all that hopey changey, first post-partisan President stuff. Obama, we were told, was above politics and was the right guy at the right time to change the political culture, or something.  Right.  Too bad Obama hadn’t tackled the job of being President with such zeal. Instead we have a guy who has done what was hitherto considered impossible: Make Jimmy Carter appear competent.

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