It seems that in addition to his 6/10ths of a billion dollars to move into the White House, the Democratic National Committee spent way more than the $100 million in cash it had raised.
In fact, it took out "substantial loans."
Substantial loans? The DNC has debt to retire? How come they could get credit?
Well, it turns out now, the DNC's debts are far worse than originally imagined. Today, Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe sent another urgent e-mail to supporters seeking at least another $30.Most people would slam the door on anyone knocking with this sort of pitch.
"We'll get to work transforming this country. But first, we need to take care of the DNC."
Did we hear that right? Now that Obama's the president-elect, the top priority is the Democratic National Committee?
To drive home the point elsewhere in the same e-mail Plouffe adds: "Before we do anything else, we need to pay for this winning strategy."
Cheap lines, tin man style lines, if you ask me.
Don't worry, you still get the Victory T-shirt for this $30. But it sounds like pretty much everything else is on hold. This change stuff is looking to be an expensive process, even before it gets started.