Sometimes politics can seem very small.
But the choice voters face in this election couldn't be bigger.
Over the past two months, we have been outraised by our opponents. They've used that advantage to distort the truth and mislead people, over and over, on TV and the radio in battleground states.
Tonight is one of the most critical fundraising deadlines we'll face.
If we win this election, it will be because of what you did in moments like this to close the gap.
Please make a donation of $3 or more right now:
Andrew Malcolm writes at Investors.com:
.... Barack Obama has refined the art of money-raising, having pulled in about $745 million last time. This cycle he long ago broke the record for fundraisers, coming up on 200 now, including one last night in -- where else? -- New York City....
... about 60 one-percenters and vulture capitalists had each paid $40,000 to hear Obama -- $2.4 mil. That works out to a little more than $4,400 per minute per listener. So, he'd better be a Real Good Talker.
Obama said he was reminded of the following story involving a young family that was understandably "very excited" at the mere sight of an Obama photo:
"This does also remind me of the season that we’re in. Jim Messina tells this story, my campaign manager. He was in some event, and this young couple who was there with their adorable four-year-old son, and I guess there was a picture of me somewhere, and so they were very excited.
"They said, 'Sammy, who’s that?' And he said, 'That's Barack Obama.' 'And what does Barack Obama do?' And the boy thinks for a second and he says, 'He approves this message.'"
Obama laughed and so did his wealthy audience....