Vice President Joe Biden sent a pointed fundraising email to supporters late Sunday night. The letter went out as a windfall response to the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate on Saturday. The highly partisan email pleaded with supporters for money and used fear to craft a dire electoral situation for the administration come November.
Biden begins by declaring that after the Ryan pick, more “wealthy, right-wing ideologues” will line up to support the Romney-Ryan ticket. The vice president threatens that these wealthy people are “trying to buy this election” and are running “nasty, deceptive TV ads on the air right this very minute.” The last attack is ironic, given the latest series of pro-Obama PAC ads have blamed Mitt Romney for seemingly killing a man’s wife who had cancer.
The sitting VP goes on to threaten that “we risk letting the other side run away with” the presidency if the supporter does not contribute. Biden then says the presidential race could turn into “a pretty lopsided fight” because the Obama team is up against “outside spending never seen before in modern politics.”
The threats seem rather alarming, until one simply looks at who has spent/raised what in this election. According to Opensecrets.org, the race is a lopsided runaway on spending, in favor of the Obama Campaign. In fact, it really is not even close. The Obama Camp has out-raised and out-spent the Romney camp nearly 2 to 1.
See the Vice Presidents fundraising pleas below: