The New York Times pointed out the other day the possible weaknesses in the Obama campaign because the biggest donors aren't being so generous this time around. The Washington Post has been responding with reports assuring Obama's supporters that he's got plenty of money -- for now at least. The threat on the horizon comes from the super pacs which, when they get it altogether and give it to the Romney campaign, could win this thing for Romney.
Still, says the Post, President Obama's "bundlers" are raking in a fair amount of real money right now, not just hypothetical super-pac dollars.
... President Obama’s reelection campaign has been rapidly increasing the number of big money “bundlers” collecting checks for his reelection, doubling the number of financiers who have brought in at least $500,000.
The influx during the first quarter of the year shows the president is getting an especially warm embrace from Hollywood and the broader entertainment industry, partly making up for a drop in support from Wall Street after Democrats passed broad new regulations for the financial sector, according to a list of fundraisers released by the campaign on Friday.
The support comes just as Obama’s Republican rival, Mitt Romney, is expected to get a fresh boost from donors who held out during the Republican nomination contest. In recent weeks, Romney has also started directing his backers to the Republican National Committee, which by law can accept bigger checks than his campaign. ...WaPo
It's marginally more of a people's campaign for Obama than it is for Romney. If handled properly by the image-makers, Romney could come across as a corporate stooge which is, after all, what he is. Most of us average joes and janes would much prefer a candidate supported by George Clooney than a candidate who has a little wind-up key on his back trademarked "Exxon Mobil," or "Koch Industries."