Disillusioned Obama 2008 donors not giving to 2012 campaign

Where has all the love gone? The Obama campaign must be asking itself why those donors who flocked to its support in 2008 are sitting on their pocketbooks this election cycle. JournOlist member Ben Smith, editor of Buzzfeed, highlights the startling failure of so many Obama donors to reaffirm their support for the Lightbringer this election cycle: According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 - 537,806 people - have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn't simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 - the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission - through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month. It seems that a lot of Democrats are down in the dumps, disillusioned, depressed, and dismayed by the failure of Obama to deliver on all the wonderful promises to halt the rise of the seas, bring us together, and revive the...(Read Full Post)