June 27, 2007

Clinton a fundraising machine...

Oh, if money were all it took...

With four days left for fundraising in the second quarter of 2007, it appears that Mrs. Clinton is almost certainly going to raise more money this period than a leaked Clinton campaign memo originally estimated. Just last night she raised $1 million at an event where the campaign memo had projected raising $400,000 to $500,000.

That memo, which was provided to The Times last month by an uncommitted Democrat unaffiliated with any campaign, estimated that the Clinton campaign would raise roughly $27 million this quarter, which ends June 30. Some of her advisers have predicted raising $27-$30 million for the quarter.

But in recent interviews, several Democrats raising money on Mrs. Clinton’s behalf said that they were exceeding their own goals in the memo by tens of thousands of dollars, some even by hundreds of thousands. Some small-dollar fundrasiers were left off the memo, meanwhile, while a few events did not have any dollar figure attached.

The best part? She had a big event last night in NYC hosted by private equity fund and hedge fund managers. The very same people Congress is about to tax. And they don't seem concerned about a Democrat at all. Of course, Warren Buffett, the second richest man in America, has always been more for Democrats than Republicans. He had the money quote for the evening...

“Hillary Clinton is the person to run this country;” “she’s a real bargain and I’m a bargain hunter;” and, referring to the future stocks and bonds markets if Mrs. Clinton is elected, “10 years out they will be far more up than with any of the Republicans who are running now.”

Posted by mcblogger at June 27, 2007 11:31 PM

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