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Monday, May 03, 2010

Tories fund raising outpaces Liberals 2.5 to 1

YIKES... $4,023,923.14 vs. $1,589,953.81 raised during the first quarter of 2010.

For the record, the Tories hauled in $1.17 MILLION dollars more than the rest of them COMBINED.

I guess it's no wonder that the likes of even rabid Conservative hater Ralph Goodale is whistling a happy tune about finding a solution to the Speaker's ruling.

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4 Comments:

  • At Mon May 03, 04:00:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Are-there-any-conservatives-left said…

    I think your ecstatic reaction to the fundraising numbers says a whole lot... about the state of the Conservative Party and conservativism in this country.

    All that matters these days is winning, not doing well, and winning is defined not by improvement, but by beating the other guys.

    It is a recipe for a slow ongoing spiral down. Or, to put it more accurately, it is the recipe for the slow ongoing spiral down we are experiencing.

    So it doesn't matter that the most conservative Prime Ministerial candidate in our history became the most liberal free spending Prime Minister in our history.

    Similarly, it doesn't matter that conservative supporters are abandoning the Conservative Party as long as we beat the Liberals. This is the what? 9th quarter in a row where the number of donors has gone down year over year (excluding the election months and the coalition debacle). Fundraising dollars are also dropping and most precipitously among the small donors who represent the ordinary Canadian and backbone of organizers.

    Again, the Conservatives are still far ahead of the others, raising $4.02M from 32,466 donors. Still, it was their worst first quarter since 2004, and shows a 19% decline in the number of small donors alongside a 14% decline in the amount raised from them.

    But that doesn't matter because, whoop-de-doo, we beat the hapless opposition parties who are an organizational mess, almost as rudderless policy-wise as the Conservatives. That's like the Canadian men's or women's hockey team thinking they are the greatest for beating China 5-1 (conveniently forgetting the 15-1 or more thumping we should be giving them).

    If power is all that matters, go on and celebrate.

    If change and conservativism is, the warning signs are there for the reading and have been for a long time.

     
  • At Mon May 03, 08:15:00 PM EDT, Blogger The_Iceman said…

    I would have thought that Thinkapalooza would have brought in more money than that...I would certainly expect that it cost more than that.

     
  • At Mon May 03, 09:48:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I find it quite amazing that CPC raised that much money without much Opposition.

    I know that many of the people that I know support the Party are waiting until the cash is really needed for an election.

    It wouldn't shock me that the numbers of donors would doublt at election time.

    And it's not about whining or winning, it is about putting your money where your mouth is; as opposed to sucking the money out of the system (a Libtard specialty).

     
  • At Mon May 03, 10:10:00 PM EDT, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    1.
    "And it's not about whining or winning, it is about putting your money where your mouth is; as opposed to sucking the money out of the system (a Libtard specialty)."
    - "Putting your money where your mouth is" works in a fair way if every mouth has an equal amount of money. (Or was it the other way around?). That is not always (or ever) the case.

    BTW: This is a general comment. I'm not suggesting that those who support the liberals are necessarily poorer than those who support the Conservatives.

    And I am impressed by the Conservatives's fundraising operations.

    2.
    "I would have thought that Thinkapalooza would have brought in more money than that...I would certainly expect that it cost more than that."
    - .... If it was about raising money. I don't think it was. Nor do I think any of the previous liberal "thinkers' conferences" were held to raise money.

    3.
    Are-there-any-conservatives-left: I have nothing to add except, "Thank you". I think you're right. (Though I suspect we both wish that you weren't).

     

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