CHICAGO - Barack Obama supporters received the following note Friday from the Obama campaign's deputy manager Julianna Smoot with the title: "This could be potentially devastating" - appearing to place her hand very close to the campaign finance panic button ...
We got outraised last month, and not by a little bit.
Part Two of getting outraised is getting outspent. That translates into a potentially devastating sweep of negative, misleading messaging that's going to flood the airwaves in swing states -- over and over and over -- until November 6th. It's already started, and it's only July.
Will you make a donation of $3 or more to help close this gap?
How this election plays out will define our democracy: Can super PACs and hundreds of millions of dollars from Republicans and the Romney campaign -- through the brute force of negative advertising alone -- drown out millions of voices?
Or can the politics of inclusivity -- asking supporters to chip in $5, $10, $25 at a time -- keep the margin close enough to win?
Please donate $3 or more today to close the gap: https://donate.barackobama.com/Outraised
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
So, who's Julianna Smoot? Here's how "Muckety" maps out her connections. Do the names "Tom Daschle," "John Edwards" and White House mean anything? How about Trial Lawyers of America?