$25 MILLION?….From the Politico:
After locking up his party’s presidential nomination, Barack Obama’s fundraising operation came roaring back to life in June, generating more than a million dollars on five days, including a whopping $25 million that came in on the last day of the month.
Something is wrong with this picture. There’s no way that Obama was cruising along at a run rate of about a million bucks a day and then suddenly raised a record-smashing $25 million in a single 24-hour period. There has to be some number fiddling going on here, but the motivation escapes me. Why did the Obama campaign want people to think that June fundraising was anemic up until the very last day?