The Howard Dean for America campaign has announced
that they are not airing ads in any of the 7 states which have primaries on February 3.
This is not a good sign. However as someone else has noted, Bill Clinton didn't win any of the first 10 primaries in 1992 but then won big on Super Tuesday. Can Dean last until March 2, 2004? He is currently second in New York and ahead in California but as we all know a month is a long, long time in politics!
Clinton's strategy was to split the South and run a close second in most states and then blow out everyone on super Tuesday. Sounds a lot like Howard Dean's current strategy!
The media keeps on saying that Dean raised $40 million but they never talk about how much money it cost to raise that amount. It's this stupid way of accounting that fundraisers have. They say "Our dinner brought in 1.5 million dollars!!" but fail to mention that expenses were 400 000 and that they basically had to pay all their salaries for the month that it took to organize the fundraiser also.
ANYWAY, The real question is
How much money did Dean have on hand January 1 2004? And how much money does he have on hand February 1? kos says he has effectively $0 left (3 million on hand, 3 million in debt)!!
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Bush had 99 million on hand January 1 2004.
As many others have stated, the reason why Dean got so many small donors (heck I gave him $100 myself back in September) was that he has this rep as a fiscal conservative. A fiscal conservative would not have run out of money to spend on TV ads by February 3. I'm just hoping they are husbanding their resources for February 7 and 10 in states that they hope that they can win.
Anyone have any specific cash on hand tallies for the other campaigns?
It's looking more and more like Kerry-Edwards, everyday, folks.