Thursday, August 17, 2006

A measure that matters



The Fix has a breakdown today of which Presidentials are locking up the Bush rangers. (another reason Giuliani and Allen are behind the 8-ball). He says that Bush's "inevitablity was built in 98 and 99 by securing major money players."

Everyone knows that McCain has been lining up Rangers left and right, but Romney has joined the fray. Dr. Frist as a small handful as well.

Another indicator that McCain and Romney are leading the pack at this stage.
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Interesting article from South Carolina about Rudy's visits there.

Joshua- we'd love to hear your take on the pull Barry Wynn has in the Palmetto State

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money money money money. MONEY.

Romney has way more rangers than I would have thought.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

People know a winner when they see one!

5:29 PM  
Blogger RudyBlogger said...

I'm afraid you may be putting the cart before the horse.

Bush had more Pioneers and Rangers because he had more popular support, stemming originally from goodwill for his father. He was the prohibitive frontrunner in polls before he was the prohibitive frontrunner in fundraising.

The Pioneers and Rangers will follow the lead of the voters. That will start happening in early '07. Everything before then is just small-ball.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait til we see how many NEW people who weren't Rangers or Pioneers who are committing big financial support to Romney. He's building an impressive operation, by looking at the disclosures.

McCain raises a lot, too, but his frontrunner status doesn't look nearly as dominant when you put $$ to it.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney raised $1 million for his PAC this week at his SoCal fundraiser, which was attended by 900 people.

I would venture to say that Romney is the clear frontrunner on the money front.

He'll need it to raise his name ID, but as his name ID goes up, he'll pull even with JM and RG in the polls.

12:54 PM  
Blogger The Body Politic - Joshua Gross said...

ON the SC front... McCain, Romney and Pataki have been doing the most (and most effective) team building here. Yes, Giuliani had a good week, and it's clear Wynn is being supportive, but McCain also had a good week here (headlining two fundraising events for statewide candidates and getting a good deal of earned media).

Still... it's awfully early...

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is not surprising that Romney is neck and neck with Mccain in terms of money and organization it what Romney does best. Basically Romney is organizational mastermind...none of the other candidates can compare (except for maybe Rudy but he still a couple of notches below).

6:47 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Joshua-
It's awfully early, but that's the point. Geeks like us care about this sort of crap! We need it.

Keep us in the loop about what's going on in SC.

6:57 PM  

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