Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Big fundraising day for the campaigns.

As I mentioned earlier, Hillary Clinton has **ALREADY** had to dip $5 million into her pockets to fund her campaign through Super Tuesday, and now seems on the verge of having to spend even more of their money to keep in the race.

Well, I just read an email that had been sitting in my in box for awhile from the Obama campaign, reporting on Hillary's donation, and putting out the call for donations. . . at the time I opened the email about 15 minutes ago, it was at about $3.1 million. Now it's just under $4.1 million. Very impressive. 

The Clinton campaign is also reporting a record online fundraising day for them, but no specifics on the amounts, as yet. What constitutes a record for them is probably a lot less than what would be a record for Obama, especially considering that his campaign raised over a million a day on average last month.  

It will be interesting to see how all this fundraising plays out in the coming elections. Personally, I hope the Obama campaign concentrates that money on grassroots campaigning, with perhaps some townhall-type meetings, allowing Obama to go into details about the specifics of his plans, comparing them favorably to Hillary's plans.

I keep hearing that "money can't buy elections", and, by and large, that's true. What it *CAN* buy, however, is a chance to communicate a campaign's policies and ideas, which is extremely important in the case of Barack Obama. Everyone knows he's an inspirational speaker. What he needs to do over the next month is to shift the focus to play the role of a policy wonk. He must inspire and convince, so that his message goes over believably with the public.

**update** In the time it took me to write this post, the totals went up by another 200K.  
Damn. Just... damn.    



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