Politics What McCain’s “Anemic” Fundraising Means
posted by April 2 at 15:20 PMon
Adam Nagourney, the political reporter from whom a lot of other political reporters take their cues, sees McCain’s first-quarter fundraising numbers as a big problem:
Senator John McCain of Arizona – who for so long has stood in the wings as the presumptive frontrunner for his party’s nomination, who is running for the White House for a second time – reported that his campaign had raised $12.5 million. That is less than Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Romney, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Edwards and – almost without a doubt – Barack Obama.
For the full Nagourney assessment of what this means for McCain, click here. But perhaps more important is what it means that Nagourney’s assessment is generally negative—that’s going to start a lot of the mainstream media moving in the same direction, which means even more bad news for McCain.