Came across this piece from the NYTimes: “The huge gap has been made possible by Mr. Obama’s decision to opt out of the federal campaign finance system, which gives presidential nominees $84 million in public money and prohibits them from spending any amount above that from their party convention to Election Day. Mr. McCain is participating in the system. Mr. Obama, who at one point promised to participate in it as well, is expected to announce in the next few days that he raised more than $100 million in September, a figure that would shatter fund-raising records.”
How is it this is even a race? With 3 times more being spent by one candidate than the other?
Amazing. The money probably just looked too good to pass up.
I wonder if all the promises made in the media blitz will have some semblence of expression when reality sets in…