Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Post Profile



The Crazy Cost of Becoming President, From Lincoln to Obama

Barack Obama spent $730 million getting to the White House in 2008—twice as much as George W. Bush spent 4 years earlier and more than 260 times what Abraham Lincoln spent in his first election. Looking at the total costs of presidential elections over the past 150 years, it would seem that the White House is the ultimate recession-proof commodity: So is the White House overpriced? Depends on what you're comparing it against.
read more

share
See more about: Barack Obama

Gallup: Obama Approval Plunges with Working-Class Whites to 27 Percent

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (16 hours ago)

A new Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama's approval rating with working-class white Americans has fallen to just 27 percent, a record-low for his presidency. Among whites who've graduated college, Obama's approval stands ... Read Post

Report: Google Crowns Obama King Of America

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (20 hours ago)

As Ferguson, Missouri, burned for a second straight night and the White House moves forward with plans for executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, search engine giant Google has crowned President Barack Obama “King” of the... Read Post

Spending on Presidential Elections

US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner (3 years ago)

Over at Mother Jones, David Gilson notes that the cost, in real terms, of winning the presidency has increased dramatically over the years: Barack Obama spent $730 million getting to the White House in 2008—twice as much as George W... Read Post


Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC