Latest Obama Fundraising Email Carries Angry, Panicked Tone

News broker earlier today that the Romney-Ryan campaign has hauled in more than $10 million since Rep. Paul Ryan was added to the ticket last Saturday. A heavy majority -- 68% -- of that came from new donors. While Ryan has had a good first week on the campaign trail, his counterpart, Vice President Joe Biden, has had such a terrible week that he has been taken off the campaign trail and given an evident time-out for the weekend.

Shortly before noon central time today, the Obama campaign fired off the following fundraising email. Addressed from the president himself, the email notes that his campaign finds itself being badly outspent on ads in Iowa.

Subject: This is critical:

From: Barack Obama

Friend --

I just got back from Iowa, where we are being outspent 2 to 1 on the air. Voters there mentioned it to me more than once.

We expect Mitt Romney and the Republicans to outspend us.

What I will not abide is getting outspent by a margin that negates all the hard work our volunteers are doing -- talking to voters, knocking on doors, making calls.

We are in control of that outcome, but our time to close the gap is dwindling. After three consecutive months of being significantly outraised, it couldn't be more urgent.

Will you make a donation of $5 or more?

If we win this election, it will be because of what you did.

I don't get to tell you enough how grateful I am.

Thank you,


"What I will not abide..." The email scolds his supporters for not keeping up with the other side's fundraising.