Today's six events willl bring to 160 the number of fundraisers Pres Obama has done since filing for re-election with the FEC last year.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 12, 2012
160 fundraisers since filing for reelection? Gosh, this presidency truly is Historic™.
On Monday, Man of the People Barack Obama told a reporter why he couldn’t make it to Wisconsin to campaign for Democrat Tom Barrett:
The truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities.
Translation: As Campaigner in Chief, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities.
Mark Knoller offers more detail on the president’s mission to reach 160 fundraisers.
Hey, he’s just spreading the wealth … from celebrity pocketbooks to his campaign coffers.
In a recent column on Obama’s 24/7 fundraising presidency, Mark Steyn put the president’s fundraising in perspective with a figure from Brendan J. Doherty’s forthcoming book The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign:
Obama has held more fundraisers than the previous five presidents’ reelection campaigns combined.
That thing Obama said about having a lot of responsibilities as president? We do not think that means what he think it means.