It’s going to be great watching the opposition get buried this coming November. Numbers like this must make the RNC weep:
A review of campaign finance data offers not one ounce of good news and barely any hope for the McCain campaignâ€™s ability to compete with Obamaâ€™s fund raising prowess.
To make matters worse, Obamaâ€™s campaign, which raised $272 million through April for the primary, now is reaching out to Clintonâ€™s fund raisers, who raised another $200 million through April, in an effort to unite forces and bury the historically deep-pocketed Republicans.
Take a look at some of the numbers:
â€¢ If each of Obamaâ€™s donors gave him a modest $250, heâ€™d have $375 million to spend during the two-month general election sprint. Thatâ€™s $186 million a month, $47 million a week.
â€¢ During the same September to Nov. 4 period, McCain will have about $85 million to spend since he has decided to take taxpayer money to help finance his campaign activities.
â€¢ The Republican National Committee, which is charged with closing the gap between McCain and Obama, has $40 million in cash. Obama raised almost as much â€” $31 million â€” from just his small donors in the month of February. His total for the month, $57 million, exceeded the RNCâ€™s cash balance.
Old Man McCain: no momentum, no message and more critically, no money.