Nearly 90% of Donors Who Gave More Than $200 to Obama in 2008 Haven’t Given Anything for 2012
Nearly 90% of the Americans who gave $200 or more to Obama’s 2008 campaign haven’t repeated their contributions this year, according to BuzzFeed
Past donors give many reasons, the main one being disillusionment, as to why they aren’t giving anymore:
“Mostly, the thing is we want more,” said Kirsten Leitzinger of Rebersburg, Pa. She and her husband, Robert, a race car driver, contributed $1,250 in 2008 and still plan on voting for Obama this time around, but had also expected a more expansive health care bill. They have not yet decided whether they will contribute to his campaign this year; his presidency has left them with expectations and dreams unfulfilled.
“We were a little upset about healthcare. I really, really wanted that public option,” Mrs. Leitzinger said.
“I’m looking around here for leadership, and it didn’t happen,” said Elizabeth Hollins. She and her husband Danforth have retired to Williamsburg, Va., and together contributed $2,450 to Obama in 2008. Hollins used to consider herself to be a diehard Obama supporter, but this year, she said, she is not as convicted in her backing.
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