Wednesday, February 06, 2008

This seems like big news

Okay, let's take a minute to assess where things stand. Yesterday was Super Duper Tuesday, and Clinton and Obama are essentially dead even in delegate count, 580-571, out of 2,025 needed for the nomination (I'm not counting the super delegates, since they are not committed).
They have basically hit half the states and have half to go.
And now today, we have two news stories that it's hard not to connect.

Clinton lent $5 million to her campaign before Super Tuesday

Obama Campaign Has Raised Over $4 Million -- Since Polls Closed Yesterday!

Coming out of Super Tuesday, every campaign wants to spin the day as a win. Still, if Clinton's campaign is running on fumes and Obama is taking money to the bank in bushel baskets, it's at least suggestive that the winds are turning Obama's way.


Blogger Stevem said...

On the face of it these statistics are quite suggestive. Forgive my cynicism, but I wonder if the facts behind these stats are consistent with the conclusions we are all drawing. For instance, do we know how much money Clinton raised since SDT? Do we know if Obama, or any of his supporters, has made a similar loan to his campaign?

It is likely that the statistics are transparent; I'd just like to see this information spelled out, so I know I'm not comparing apples to oranges.

February 07, 2008 8:24 AM  
Blogger Stevem said...

NPR answered my concerns yesterday in a piece by Peter Overby on Day to Day. As it turns out, this is apples to apples, and Obama seems to have more of 'em. In January he raised $32 million, while Clinton raised less than $14 mil. Wow!

February 08, 2008 2:20 PM  

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