Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original
President Donald Trump’s fundraising isn’t slowing down, and it’s now smashed through a record high that has Democrats fearing the worst.
According to Politico, Trump has now blown past any amount that previous presidents have had at this point during their reelections:
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have raised more than $300 million this year for his reelection — more than any other sitting president in history at this point in the campaign.
Trump has nearly twice as much cash on hand — $158 million, between his campaign account and the RNC — as Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee had at this time in his successful re-election run.
Because of the influx of cash, Trump’s campaign already spent close to $23 million on advertising on various mediums, which is 10 times the amount the Democrats major PAC have spent so far. This gap in spending and fundraising is making Democrats afraid, according to Politico:
“The resources he has will be put to work anywhere and everywhere that he feels like he can scare up electoral votes, and Democrats will never catch up. It’s just too much money,” said Chris Lippincott, a Texas-based Democratic strategist who ran a super PAC opposing Sen. Ted Cruz last year. “That’s real trouble … I’m not here to curse the dark, but it’s dark.”
And the situation stands to get worse.
Since the start of the year, Trump’s campaign operation has run an expensive, far-reaching effort to find new small-dollar donors that is already beginning to pay dividends. The campaign netted 313,000 new donors between July and the end of September, according to numbers provided by the RNC, after spending $4.2 million in advertising on Facebook over the last 90 days.
Democrats, meanwhile, are still four or five months away — at the earliest — from settling on a nominee.
“We don’t know if the Democratic candidate is going to be able to even compete with such a shorter timeline, even if they have significant resources after the convention,” said Tara McGowan, founder and chief executive officer of the progressive group ACRONYM.
This failure to fundraise as well as the Trump campaign as Democrats turning their guns on one another, specifically on Democrat party chair, Tom Perez.
“Tom Perez is as useless as tits on a boar hog,” said two-time South Carolina Democratic Party chair, Dick Harpootlian. “My advice to Tom Perez is quit, get out of the way or do something different. Maybe they need to send a spy to the Republican shop and find out how they’re raising hundreds of millions of dollars off of a guy like Donald Trump.”
It would appear that Democrats are focusing on the wrong problem. They’re more worried about fundraising efforts not being undertaken to take in more cash, and not worried about the underlying reason that Trump raised so much money in the first place.
The DNC has yet to offer a viable candidate among the crop they’ve presented us. The popularity among these candidates may fluctuate within the Democratic party, but the Democratic party itself is shrinking because it has embraced a radical kind of leftism that has most of American turned off.
Even wealthy Democrat donors have threatened to turn their back on the DNC and give their money to Trump if someone like Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the nomination, which at this time, it looks like she is.
Democrats aren’t fundraising as well because people don’t want to hand their money to someone who they believe will be bad for the country, and radical leftism has shown to be bad for the country. It’s as simple as that.