Nearly 90% of 2008 Obama Donors Have Yet to Give in 2012

Buzzfeed took a look at who ponied up in 2008 and compared it to who’s giving now.

It’s not pretty for Team Obama:

In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics.

That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic disappointment and alienation. According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 — the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission — through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month.

Why not?

Because he’s not the socialist we think he is.

You read that right:

“Where’s the change I can believe in?” asked Lisa Pike, a 55-year-old from Williamsburg, Va. with a small medical transcription business who gave $658 in 2008. She said she is not planning on contributing this time around. “I wish he was the socialist they accused him of being. I wish we had the tons of change that would justify the right freaking out. I wish him well — I don’t dislike him personally — but I’m disappointed that he’s not the change-agent I had hoped for.”

Let’s hope all the socialists feel the same and keep the money they earned via capitalism.

Honestly, irony is lost on these people.

  • Mike Stathas

    Im all for this !!! Im shareing !!!

  • Janice R Outten

    i guess seeing is beleiving. Too bad foresight wasn’t in place.

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer Jones

    Beck once said” If he’s lying to us, we’ll throw him out after one term, IF he’s lying to them”the radical left” they will react badly!

  • Matthew Goehring

    Yet he already has over a billion raised

  • Jenn Dunwoodie

    No wonder, after 4 years of Obama they must figure that someone else will be picking up the cost of their donations.

  • Impeach Nancy Pelosi

    Matthew Goehring A billion raised total. Including the last election. He hasn’t raised a billion for this election.

  • Lene Danielsen

    Maybe Ron Paul stole alot of his base? Not because of socialism because Ron Paul isn’t about that at all. Maybe it is because he offers some real solutions to the status quo in Washington. Obama talked about letting the Patriot Act expire and he didn’t, he talked about protecting Constitutional rights and due process.. he hasn’t, he is doing the opposite, he promised to reign in lobbyists influence and fix the economy, he talked about ending wars around the world he hasn’t and has added his own interventions and has done nothing for national defense and the borders are still wide open, except take more Constitutional rights away in the name of so called national security, he talked about transparency and there isn’t any. NO CHANGE AT ALL JUST STATUS QUO. I wouldn’t hold my breath on these folks supporting Romney though since he represents the same policies and promises even more war and is hard to trust because he is as bad if not worse than Obama on the flip flopping.

  • René O’Deay

    some of them don’t ‘exist’ anymore.

  • Wes Tipton

    Perhaps these people are not quite as utterly stupid as we thought.

  • Wes Tipton

    Perhaps these people are not quite as utterly stupid as we thought.

  • Kathi Jean Andrews

    keep oblama coming down!

  • James Damron

    They got caught up in his pep rallys but they aren’t stupid. Once bitten, twice shy.

  • David Floyd

    if it sounds likea duck, lookes like a duck and acts like a duck it’s probably a duck

  • Alfred Quick

    and nobama is dumb f—