The best president money can buy

Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Schorr

04/13/07

An amazing race — I said amazing race: the campaign, not the hymn. The budding election contest has come to look as though it will be settled not by who makes the most appealing arguments, but by who raises the most money. So, until last week, Sen. Hillary Clinton was regarded as the almost inevitable choice for Democratic nominee. But then came reports of money raised during the first quarter of this year. And, lo and behold, Sen. Barack Obama had raised about $25 million, nearly matching Senator Clinton’s $26 million. All of a sudden, The Wall Street Journal was talking of a hot primary race. On the Republican side, Mitt Romney pulled ahead with $23 million, and it begins to look now as though the contest for president will be dominated almost completely by money as America heads into its first billion-dollar campaign. That being so, it strikes me that a lot of time and effort are being expended on money raising that could well be saved for the general election...

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