The Washington Post has reported today that President Obama has doubled the number of fundraising events that former President Bush held by this time in his bid for re-election in 2004. At the same point in 2004 Bush had held 79 fundraising events while Obama has done 160. The article points out republicans have complained that the president spends more time fundraising than he actually does governing the country. They also point the reason for this most likely being that Obama has forgone public financing so he has to make up the difference. This is what we can safely say, in an era where the job of being president gets ever more complicated are current commander in chief spends less and less time actually doing it.