Obama Raises $7M Post Super Tuesday
Democrat Barack Obama raised $7.2 million in less than 48 hours post Super Tuesday and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton collected $4 million, giving him a financial edge that's caused consternation within a Clinton campaign clamoring for attention-getting debates.
The remarkable outpouring of contributions recorded since Tuesday's contests in 22 states comes on the heels of an eye-popping $32 million raised by Obama in January and the record-shattering $100 million each Obama and Clinton raised in 2007 in their neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Meanhwile, Obama has pledged to rebuild New OrleansObama Highlights Plan to Build New Orleansin ABC News
Echoing themes central to John Edwards, Barack Obama argued against the "empty promises" that George Bush made to the city of New Orleans after the devastation of hurricane Katrina. "When President Bush came down to Jackson Square two weeks after the storm, the setting was spectacular and his promises soaring: "We will do what it takes," he said. "We will stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives." But over two years later, those words have been caught in a tangle of half-measures, half-hearted leadership, and red tape." Obama told a Tulane crowd of 5,000 that he won't be a president that watches people from the window of an airplane instead of on the ground.