Here's a little side note to ruminate on as we wind down the primary season. Hillary and Barack are still battling it out to win the nomination. Since there is nothing set in stone as yet, they both need to spend like crazy, Clinton even more than Obama. On the other hand, McCain's breeze through the Republican primaries has allowed him to do fund raisers in anticipation of the post-convention race.
Way back in the beginning I remember that McCain had trouble getting cash. I actually thought he had no chance to win the nomination, let alone the presidency.
McCain Got Loan by Pledging to Seek Federal Funds
By Matthew Mosk
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 16, 2008; A10
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 39_pf.html
I bet that was the best loan he ever took out. I doubt that Obama will be very cash-strapped after the convention, but Clinton has been teetering on insolvency for a while now.
The other major difference to note is the rhetoric spewed by each candidate. Hillary and Barack are still slugging it out. At this stage of the campaign, a negative ad could be a lot more powerful than a positive one. Both have to persuade the Democratic populace at large that they're the right one for you, even though you originally voted for Kucinich, Romney or someone else. So it's just as effective, if not more so, to portray the other person in a bad light. It's just as powerful for them to elicit a, "Oh yeah, that's why I didn't want to vote for that person in the first place, now I remember."
Again, McCain is just sitting back enjoying the show.