Sanders (with current avrage of <50$ per donner) will rase enough without resorting to typical large doner sources.

Posted by: TBR

  • Yes - It CAN be done.

  • No - He will have to take a bite out of his sole to go all the way through the primarys.

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  • Doubt it. We are currently breaking records on the amount of money used in political campaigns. If Sanders doesn't want to get left behind, he better find more sources of revenue.

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triangle.128k says2015-07-19T22:09:44.5632452-05:00
Bernie Sanders has too radical economic policies in my opinion. He might not be an all out socialist, but he supports several socialist policies.
TBR says2015-07-19T23:24:41.3219637-05:00
Only asking if he can really make it without resorting to the large donors. Obama did an incredible job, doing fundraising from a wide base (lower average donations), but still had to court the larger donations to make it through the primaries. Can Bernie really do it with <$50 average per person donations?
Teaparty1 says2015-07-20T01:29:32.9636440-05:00
If by enough you mean near Hillary's numbers, I think it would be very hard. So far she has surpassed $45 million if I remember correctly...
Stefy says2015-07-20T08:11:49.5171252-05:00
Hes already gathering large enough crowds to get noticed signifigantly. Hes gainig support eith ideas not expensive ad campaigns and corporate donors.
TBR says2015-07-20T09:32:07.6349379-05:00
I don't disagree with the grass-roots popularity, but you need money to run a serious shot. He raised 1.45 million the other day, it was great, but that is simply not enough. If he did that sort of fundraising EVERYDAY it might be possible, but the same people that are giving 50$ can't keep giving. The base of doners would have to be huge, much bigger than Obamas first run.
TBR says2015-07-20T09:36:02.0064840-05:00
Lets just say the total for the primary will be between 50-75 million. Are we expecting better than 1 million to donate to his PRIMARY?

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