President Barack Obama told supporters earlier this summer that he is concerned he may be the first sitting president to be unable to raise enough campaign funding to outspend his rival.
"We see where we stand, and right now on a month-to-month basis, we've fallen behind," Obama told supports in a call during one of his nearly 200 re-election fundraising trips aboard Air Force One.
In fact, in the 30 days of June, Obama attended 33 "money events." That is an incredible amount of time to devote to such events.
Mitt Romney, meanwhile, is getting help from all corners of the nation, and a wide variety of organizations. For example, according to Romney's campaign, in the 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold most of Obamacare, more than $4.3 million - from approximately 43,000 online donors - poured in to its coffers.
Clearly, Obama does not see where he stands. The tide rising against him contains many individuals and organizations determined to ensure he does not get another four years. As more and more Americans think about his presidency, Obama may find it increasingly difficult to raise campaign funds.