Mother's Milk Ain't What it Used to Be

A prediction: although contributions to presidential candidates will set an obscene record in 2008, contributions will simultaneously  reach  a turning point and will increasingly becomes less important in determining the outcome.

The first sign of this surprising turn-about will be visible folllowing the release of the March 31 reporting numbers. Although the Clinton money machine will produce a staggering amount of cash, it will fail to produce the desired result. Namely, it will not have driven out the competition. Obama and Edwards will take the news of her haul in stride.

Waving a huge wad of cash in the face of your opponent will no longer guarantee victory. In this election and here-after, to win, it might become necessary to rely on things you cannot buy: character; integrity and vision.

Sorry, but Mother's Milk Ain't What it used to be.

Tags: 2008, Money, Politics, reporting (all tags)


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