The PJ Tatler

Romney Raises GOP Record $100 million

Perhaps now he can buy a coherent message on Obamacare.

The Romney campaign, along with its Romney Victory fund and the Republican National Committee, raised more than $100 million in June, obliterating the campaign’s goal and setting the one-month record for any Republican campaign, according to a GOP official.

Now-President Barack Obama raised $150 million as he was surging in September 2008, the record month for any campaign.

The Romney campaign outraised Obama in May — taking in $77 million, compared with $60 million for the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The Romney campaign says much of the June haul came from new donors, with states from coast to coast out-performing their targets.

New York was a gold mine for Romney, and Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio all dramatically exceeded expectations.

Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign national press secretary, issued this statement after POLITICO reported the $100-million month: “Mitt Romney is trying to distract from a week when he took contradictory positions on the freeloader penalty in the Affordable Care Act and we learned more about his offshored finances in Switzerland, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands.

Yep. No distractions there. In a week where we discover that the economy is running downhill about as fast as an overturned bowl of Cream of Wheat, the Obama campaign rolls out its latest attack vector on Romney; the “offshore money laundering, tax evading, bank accounts.” Hinting that your opponent is a criminal isn’t very subtle, but it sure beats bragging about all your economic accomplishments. Oh, wait…

It’s been a horrible week for Romney. He has been slow to respond to the Bain Capital attack which is hurting him in some swing states, and his obvious discomfort with criticizing Obamacare makes him look confused and ineffective.

No one has ever said Mitt Romney can’t raise money. But it will take more than a talent for shaking the money tree to get elected president.