The White House Blog: “On This Thanksgiving”

Posted by Macon Phillips on November 26, 2009 at 12:00 AM EST:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Given the holiday, we are releasing the President’s weekly address today.  In this video, President Obama calls to our attention the men and women in uniform who are away from home sacrificing time with family to protect our safety and freedom.  He also talks about the progress of health care reform, the Recovery Act, and job creation to ensure that next Thanksgiving will be a brighter day.

And let’s not forget that it was the American People themselves who put Barack Obama in office with our own donations and our own votes:

Obama’s victory in the general election was aided by his tremendous fundraising success. Since the start of 2007, his campaign relied on bigger donors and smaller donors nearly equally, pulling in successive donations mostly over the Internet. After becoming his party’s nominee, Obama declined public financing and the spending limits that came with it, making him the first major-party candidate since the system was created to reject taxpayers’ money for the general election.


Source of Funds:

Individual contributions $656,357,572 88%

PAC contributions $1,830

Candidate self-financing $0

Federal Funds $0

Other $88,626,223 12%

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