We already know that Obama raised more money in the month of August than Romney did. And we know that contributions were, for the most part, small. As Daily Intel reports, "The numbers reveal that Obama's self-proclaimed "grassroots" campaign did it bit by bit, not wad by wad."
The key to fighting back against the special interests writing limitless checks to support Mitt Romney is growing our donor base, and we did substantially in the month of August. Fueled by contributions from more than 1.1 million Americans donating an average of $58 — more than 317,000 who had never contributed to the campaign before — we raised a total of more than $114 million. That is a critical downpayment on the organization we are building across the country — the largest grassroots campaign in history. ...Campaign manager, Jim Messina, at Buzzfeed
In contrast -- I know you don't need to be reminded -- Romney's campaign gets huge contributions. But those contributions represent far fewer votes. Yes, the negative advertising has an effect. But the $58 contributions represent one helluva lot more actual, active, go-to-the-polling-place votes thanks to a huge get-the-job-done grassroots campaign.
On the whole, I think the country is better represented by live, active citizens than it is by checks representing big dollars, renminbis, euros, sheqels, and riyals.