Sunday, October 19, 2008

Run Obama campaigns for the next 10,000 years

For the price of the Iraq War, we could've funded Barack Obama presidential campaigns for the next 10,000 years.  

Barack Obama just raised a record-setting $150 million in September, pushing his total fundraising to $605 million.  If he raises the same amount in October he will have raised a total of $755 million for his presidential campaign.  The next 10,000 years will include 2500 presidential elections.  Similarly funding presidential campaigns for the next 10,000 years would cost $1.89 trillion, $1,110 billion less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the total cost of the Iraq War.

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