Friday, April 06, 2007


The Real Meaning of Obama's Money

Obama's spectacular first-quarter fundraising performance has clearly shaken the Clinton camp, but it may not just be for the obvious reason.

According to a well-connected Democratic operative, Team Hillary is less threatened by Obama than by the possible entry of Al Gore into the race.

That's the real reason why the putative frontrunner's strategy has been geared toward bulldozing the field early on -- to scare Gore off.

And that's why, under this theory, Obama's early money might is so problematic for Hillary. The more strength Obama shows, the weaker she looks. And the muddier the race gets, the more inviting it is to Gore.

(Cross-posted at Political Insider. . .)

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