Fundraising more than issues count in presidential contest
The Kansas City Star
Never doubt that the outcome of this year’s presidential race will center on which candidate pours the most money into his political machine. Analysts expectations are that the money flow will top $1 billion.
That’s because cash is the only dependable high octane fuel in this race, and a Supreme Court campaign finance ruling yells “bring it on” to donors. Reports filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission show that GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney with the Republican National Committee piled up $78 million in July.
That puts Romney and running mate Paul Ryan ahead of President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee’s $59 million.
People in the battle ground states will hear the roar of the presidential engines, bombarding television stations with ads. Thank goodness people in Missouri and Kansas will be spared from the negative charges, defensive maneuvers and questionable claims.
The real issues that worry Joe and Josephine Sixpack will have to wait until the winner emerges in November. Then the real rubber will hit the road.