Cary...only one candidate has raised $1billion in a single campaign. It wasn't Romney.
In fact...the new left's boogeymen, Koch bros, rank much lower than the dem donors.
Mitt Romney and Republicans raised 1.18 billion dollars last year. Obama had more direct contributions to his campaign, but the Republicans raised 225 million in Super Pac money compare to 92 million by Democrats and the RNC raised 62 million more dollars than the DNC.
Also as far as Koch brothers are concerned you can only really make that claim if you only count disclosed contributions. Not Super Pacs, etc. The reality is a little different
Edit: When Super Pac and party donations are figured in Obama raised 1.2 billion dollars and Romney 1.18
Yeah everybody likes being in 12-4 but to win the superbowl (which I hope is everybody main goal). The offense needs to be better then 26th in passing. The defense can't be much better then 1 or 2 ranked. We need to start doing what others teams do. Build around our Franchise QB if we want to go further. And nobody who has been a fan of this team can say that we have done a great job building around Cam. Plain and simple.
6-10 to 12-4 since Cam has been here.
I would say we have done a good job building around him.
Our offense has been good all three seasons.
Our defense until this year has not. Should we have been building a good offense around a pooty defense just to "build around Cam"?
You build teams. Our defense was terrible. Our offense has been good. So we built up our defense.
That is how you become a winner, then start filling in pieces. We are still in the process of building a roster. Cam is a part of that. But we are trying to win, not just have a great offense and be a Detroit Lions clone
Who said we were done. Again shouldn't this be a discussion for July not March. That is the point some of you can't seem to grasp.
I do think that Cotchery is better than LaFell and might be more productive than Smitty at this point. And as a receiver I like Underwood better than I like Ginn so in those two areas I think we did better. Once we draft a receiver and a TE in the first four rounds we actually will be better and better set up for the future.
Honestly it shouldn't be a discussion until December
We had 2026 rushing yards this season. We had essentially four players sharing the load if you include Cam Newton. Cam had 585 of them. That means the rest of the team had more than twice the number of running yardage as our QB. That falls pretty far short of our QB doing all the running
If you have four players sharing the load and only one of those players is on the field for every snap, that one guy will likely have a large amount of that total yardage. If you try to subtract the one guy who is a part of the running game and was very productive, of course suddenly your team will rank near the bottom.
The only way to have that not happen is to either completely eliminate Cam from running the ball, or run the ball 40-50 times a game so all 4 players gets 10+ carries a game.
First downs and TDs all count the same no matter how you got there. And when you look at our offensive efficiency we had a pretty damn good year. Still room to improve, but if you score on a high % of your possessions and don't turn the ball over very often like we did, you defense benefits and you will usually have a pretty good W/L record.
This very thing happened to my friend. He accidentally walked in a neighbor's house thinking it was my house bc he had too much to drink. They pulled a gun and told him to lay down on the ground until the police arrived. He did. He was arrested but alive. If they acted as this lady did he would be dead over some confusion (he doesn't come to town often)
Firing the gun should only happen as a very last resort or until all other options have been exhausted. This lady was wrong. So many gun advocates saying she did the right thing shows how poorly regulated our "militia" has become