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Running Presidential Campaign Finance thread -- Romney raises $23 mil

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Freelance Hack, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Hilary busts out of the gate with $26 million, though we don't know how much would is just available for the general election.

    Edwards garners $14 million, and all but about $1 million is available for the primaries.

    Meanwhile, my darkhorse pick, Bill Richardson raised $6 million, an impressive amount considering the number of people running.

    Obama hasn't announced yet, and no GOP'ers have announced as of Sunday night.

  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Re: Running Presidential Campaign Finance thread

    GOP'ers coming in this morning.

    Rudy raises about $15 million, but the big news is Mitt Romney's $23 million.

    To put that in perspective, Romney has about 4 times as many dollars in his war chest than supporters of his campaign -- if you believe the polls right now.

    Early indications are Obama has raised in the around $24 million. Still no word from McCain, who probably threw up upon hearing Romney's totals.
  3. And he's running fifth in the latest polls.
    Rich people be stupid.
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If you've read the book "Freakonomics," Steven Levitt puts forth a very convincing statistical argument stating that the amount of money raised has no bearing on a candidate's success in a given election. Rather, he theorizes that the more popular candidates are simply able to raise more money than the losers that the public doesn't want to back financially.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A few elections back, Phil Gramm had raised almost twice of any of the other republicans and he was out very quickly...
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Money can't buy love...
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Can't stand Romney -- he's wholly debased -- but he won't be dead until they put a stake through his heart, because it's obvious he'll do ANYTHING in his quest for the nomination.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Gramm had absolutely no gravitas or personality. No amount of money can overcome that.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Mormons have a lot of money. Ever see one of those temples of theirs? The one in Washington D.C. just of off the Beltway is a freaking palace.
  10. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Romney is also going after big businesspeople. In my neck of the woods, he's trying to get a big general contractor and our assistant publisher to join his campaign.
  11. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    If I were betting on the GOP nominee, I'd be getting great odds on Mitt. McCain's losing his identity as the maverick (and still not convincing conservatives), Guiliani will self-destruct at some point, and Willard will win the hard righties over by convincing them his moderate pose to get elected governor in Massachusetts was just...a...pose. Mormon is such a conservative religion, anyway, that any qualms other righty evangelicals had about him will fade.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Please, oh please, let the GOP nominate Mitt Romney.

    Pretty please?
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