Monday, May 21, 2012

Good News Monday

If you'd like to start your week off on a positive note, here are some stories that might do just that.

First of all, apparently U.S. manufacturing is coming home.
Two-thirds of big US manufacturers have moved factories in the past two years, with the most popular destination being the US, according to a survey being released on Monday by Accenture, the consultants.
Secondly, is Tennessee really in play now?
President Barack Obama has pulled into a virtual tie with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in traditionally conservative Tennessee, according to a new Vanderbilt University poll...

Bill Freeman, a top fundraiser for Obama in Tennessee, said the overall poll result reflects a “tightening” the president’s campaign had already noticed.

“We’ve been tracking it for some time,” Freeman said Thursday. “We’ve watched it go from a solid-Republican (state) to a leaning-Republican to, we believe, a toss-up state now. We think we’re just a point or two behind and that winning Tennessee is in our grasp. “And we’re especially excited about what that’ll mean to the down-ticket races across the state.”
Thirdly, you might be seeing some reports that indicate the Romney campaign is raising more money than the Obama campaign. They would be wrong.
Romney’s campaign had less than $10 million cash on hand at the end of April — less than one-twelfth the amount Obama’s campaign had.

The federal campaign finance reports due Sunday expound on the numbers reported by the campaigns themselves last week.

Romney’s campaign said it had raised $40 million total for the month, split between different entities. His campaign, though, raised just $11.7 million of it and has just $9.2 million on hand after a tough primary season (Romney was pretty clearly the presumptive nominee for most or all of April). 
Obama, meanwhile, raised $25.7 million for his campaign and had $115 million cash on hand at the end of the month. Obama raised a total of $43.6 million for his campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Finally, last week we saw Romney trying to pretend that Bill Clinton is his new BFF. And now we see Clinton's response...a fundraiser with President Obama. And you're invited.
Former President Bill Clinton will once again join President Obama on the stump.

The two presidents will fundraise together in New York City on June 4th, according to the Obama campaign...

Like previous win-a-dinner promotions, the Obama campaign is offering to fly one donor and a guest to New York City for the fundraiser.


  1. Heads up, Smartypants: that Clinton fundraiser link seems to go to a page w/ your personal info name, address).

    1. WOW - thanks so much for that. I had logged out and hoped that would take care of it. Guess not.

  2. With good news like this ...positive looking FORWARD..
    It's nice to see some positiveness from time to time.....