The campaign (thus far) of the man we were told had the best chance to win
March 3, 2008 02:00 PM
The Politico has a look at how well it's going:
McCain was accused of having a romantic relationship with a lobbyist by The New York Times (he vehemently denied it). The DNC filed a complaint against McCain with the Federal Election Commission questioning whether he is violating the spending limits imposed on a campaign that takes public funds.
Mike Huckabee continued to nip at McCain’s heels, postponing a full pivot to the November race. And just last week McCain had to spend part of two days denouncing ostensible allies and apologizing to Barack Obama for the use of his middle name.
Oh — and Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton raised more than $130 million combined in the first two months of the year.
That $130 mil is an estimate, we don't have the February numbers yet for Obama. We know McCain raised $12 million in January, and it is estimated he raised about that much in February. So about $24 million. A pittance, considering how much the Democrats are raising. Especially Obama.
See what a difference it makes when the base is passionate about the candidate?
And, wouldn't it be ironic if the man who brought us modern day campaign finance reform were unable to finance his campaign? Some might even say that's poetic justice. Not me, of course. Just some people.