DNC executive director: ‘We have to be concerned’ about Romney campaign’s money in 2012


There is no doubt that Democrats and the Obama 2012 campaign should be worried about Mitt Romney’s fundraising levels, said Democratic National Committee Executive Director Patrick Gasoard on Sunday morning. Gaspard, who was National Political Director of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, admitted on Up w/ Chris Hayes that “of course we have to be concerned” about Romney’s campaign chest. “When you’re running a national campaign, you always have to be concerned about the resources that you have in order to get your message out and animate your activists,” Gasbard said.

Romney raised nearly $17 million more than Obama in the month of May. Romney outraising Obama “concerns me gravely,” David Plouffe, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, has admitted. “From a political standpoint, I’m almost as worried about that as I am about the question of what the economy’s gonna do over the next three or four months.”

Former Clinton adviser Paul Begala has also expressed concern.“This is clearly an alarm,” he said. “I sure hope my Dems don’t hit the snooze button. I have been saying for some time that this thing is far from in the bag. It’s not even in the shopping cart.”

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DNC executive director: 'We have to be concerned' about Romney campaign's money in 2012