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Bill Burton: Romney a ‘clown’ who can only beat Obama with money

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 2, 2012 20:34 EDT
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Bill Burton, the head of the pro-Obama Super PAC called Priorities USA, on Monday blasted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying he won elections by drowning his opponents in money.

“I think Mitt Romney counts on the fact that he can win elections by vastly outspending his opponents,” Burton said on MSNBC.

He denied that recent fundraising solicitations by the Obama campaign threatened to alienate voters.

“I think the smart folks who are sending those things out know what they’re doing,” Burton said.

“What they’re trying to do, I imagine, is engage, you know, a large number of the folks who support President Obama but have been sitting on the sidelines,” he said. “They look at Mitt Romney and say, ‘Is this clown really going to beat President Obama?’ and the answer is ‘Well, maybe, if he has four or five times as much money as the president, then yes, he may well have a chance at winning in November.’”

Politico has reported that pro-Republican groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads GPS and Americans For Prosperity plan to spend approximately $1 billion on November’s elections. The Romney campaign and Republican National Committee plan to raise an additional $800 million.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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