MSNBC’s Chris Jansing wondered aloud Friday morning why President Barack Obama is being so quiet about his fundraising numbers.
Following Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obama’s health care law, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign took in a whopping $4.3 million in under 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Obama’s campaign has been almost completely silent, with spokesman Ben LaBolt mysteriously gloating to reporters, “We’ve outraised the Romney campaign in that time period but that’s not the point,” according to The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein. LaBolt wouldn’t share any specific numbers Friday morning.
“The Obama camp has not released fundraising figures since the ruling. Do you think, Chris, they’re not revealing it because there’s not that much money coming in?” Jansing asked guest Chris Kofinis during her program.
“Or,” Jansing threw out, “I don’t know, maybe it’s pouring in and they don’t want potential donors to think they don’t need to give because they’re already getting so much. What’s going on there?”
Kofinis, a Democratic strategist, responded that the Obama campaign was quiet about the fundraising numbers because “to the president, and to the Democrats, this wasn’t about politics.”