John Ransom

Mitt Romney hauled in almost 30 percent more money in May than Obama did, despite frantic efforts by the White House to relegate Obama’s job as president to a part-time gig in favor of all fundraising, all the time.

“The White House insisted this week that Mr. Obama still spends 'the vast preponderance of his time on his official duties,’” reports the New York Times, “But with his schedule increasingly crowded by fund-raisers and speeches that could easily double as campaign rallies, that case is getting harder and harder to make.”

Quick:  Notify the Bureau of Labor Statistics to “up” the official number of underemployed by one (+1) for May to account for Obama’s part-time presidency.

Ah, but Obama did hold his 150th fundraiser of the campaign cycle this week according to the Washington Post.

I wish Obama could get 150 votes for a budget; or for the war he waged in Libya; or for amnesty for illegal immigrants that he keeps promising Hispanics; or for his Stimulus Part II.

Or even one vote on a budget.

I guess that would presume that the president would have to submit a budget in something other than crayon. Or presume that he actually understands that the president is expected to do more than just stick his tongue out at congress.

So, in another sign of not just a failed presidency, but a failing president, Obama got his butt kicked by Mitt Romney in the race for campaign cash in May.

If this were, say, Patriots vs. Bears, Pats would be up 10-7 right now.

Not bad if you’re the Bears, but not a good score for a president who has the whole weight of the federal government at his disposal.         

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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