If yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling narrowing upholding Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law was a banner day for the White House, it was a big bucks day for the Romney campaign:
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised $4.2 million since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama’s healthcare law is constitutional.
Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a post on Twitter his campaign spokeswoman said he had raised $4.2 million from 42,000 donations.
“Fundraising update for #FullRepeal: 42k+ donations, $4.2 million raised online for @MittRomney since #scotus decision,” tweeted spokeswoman Andrea Saul.
Romney responded to the ruling by renewing his pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as “Obamacare.”
He wrote in a fundraising email to supporters on Thursday: “Today, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But regardless of what the Court said about the constitutionality of the law, Obamacare is bad medicine, it is bad policy, and when I’m president, the bad news of Obamacare will be over.”
Two factors that will play key roles in which party prevails in November will be $$$$ and mobilization. Republicans clearly realize that the fight has just begun over the long-range longevity of health care reform — and which way in coming years the Supreme Court can completely tip.
Do the Democrats?
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.