Nobody on either side is drawing the kinds of crowds and small donations that Obama is. Read it and weep J.

Obama draws 4,000 to speech, raises $200,000

Democratic contender tells backers: “We’re all in this together”

Democrat Barack Obama touched down Friday in Portland just long enough to whip up local support for his presidential bid and collect about $200,000 in contributions.

Obama, running second in most national polls behind Hillary Clinton, spoke to a fired-up crowd of about 4,000 who paid at least $25 each to attend his appearance at the Oregon Convention Center. He pledged to start pulling troops out of Iraq, pass major health care reform and require better fuel efficiencies in cars immediately after taking office.

“Too many in Washington view politics as a game,” the U.S. senator from Illinois said. “We don’t have time to play games.”