|If we're drastically outspent in this election, there's a very good chance we will lose to Mitt Romney. |
This is a distinct possibility. The financial landscape in this race has changed over the last few weeks.
What concerns me is the Obama supporters I've encountered who don't understand that this is what we're facing.
The fundraising deadline this week is a test: Are we going to allow the other side to dominate us, or are we going to prove that elections are decided by everyday Americans pitching in what they can?
Ready to fight? Please donate $3 or more today, ahead of the FEC deadline.
What's at stake here goes beyond the progress we've made so far, or anything the President wants to do in a second term.
What's at stake is the very idea that regular people should still be in control of elections in this country.
Barack Obama proved in 2008 that millions of people giving $10, $20, or $50 at a time are an undeniable force. Today, our campaign is bigger and faster. We're opening more offices and recruiting more volunteers to knock on doors.
If we allow the spending disadvantage to get beyond a certain point, none of that will matter. Mitt Romney will win, and it will be because we couldn't keep up.
We can't let that happen. I'm proud of how we're building this campaign, and I'm not about to let a handful of billionaires prove us wrong.
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