Bush and McCain


Shannah —

See what Barack had to say about George Bush’s fundraiser for John McCain:

Barack on Bush-McCain

Take on the Bush-McCain fundraising machine by owning a piece of this campaign. If you give $25 today, your impact will be doubled by a previous donor:

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Behind closed doors this week, George W. Bush quietly hosted a fundraiser for John McCain that raised $3.5 million from about 500 Republican donors.

No cameras were allowed into the event, and the two were only captured on film together at the airport — even then for just 27 seconds as they got into a car to be whisked to the exclusive event.

A pattern is emerging. McCain is going to extraordinary lengths to conceal the fact that at the very foundation of his campaign — its policy positions and now the money driving it — is George W. Bush.

Our campaign has a different approach.

Over the past year, more than 1.5 million individual supporters have contributed to this campaign, giving an average of less than $100.

This Saturday is the financial reporting deadline for the month of May. It will be a test of whether millions of ordinary people giving whatever they can afford can go toe-to-toe with the Bush-McCain fundraising machine.

You can help defeat Bush and McCain by taking the next step and owning a piece of this campaign. And if you make your first donation today, a fellow supporter will match your gift and double your impact.

A previous donor has promised to give again if and only if someone like you makes a donation right now. You can even choose to exchange a message with them about why you are supporting Barack.

Make a $25 donation to help build our movement and show that we’re ready to take on John McCain, George Bush, and their friends:


In the past 24 hours, thousands of supporters like you have stood up to George Bush and John McCain. They’ve made it clear that they are ready for a new kind of politics and a new kind of leadership.

Here’s what a few of them had to say.

Martha, a previous donor from Naperville, IL, matched a $10 donation from a first-time donor. She wrote:

“This week I can only afford $10, but just think how much that would be if all 1.5 million of us tossed in just that much today! I am a 58 year old woman who wants a better world for our children’s children’s children. Welcome to the Obama family!”

Deinna, a previous donor from Jamul, CA, gave a $50 donation that inspired someone new to contribute. She wrote:

“I am a registered Republican who has NEVER given a cent to any political campaign. This is my third donation to Senator Obama. I’m also a female 65 years old. We need a NEW Washington. One FOR the people. Hopefully, Barack will begin the change.”

A fellow supporter is standing by right now to match your donation and exchange stories with you.

Make your voice heard and double the impact of your first $25 donation — make it $50 by making a matching donation today:


McCain is running to continue George Bush’s failed policies for another term, and he’s relying on the Bush fundraising machine of Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs to drive his campaign.

This campaign has never accepted money from Washington lobbyists or PACs. But in order to compete with one that does, it’s going to take every one of us stepping up and owning a piece of this movement.

Make a $25 matching donation today:


Thank you for your support,


David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America



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