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Response to cali (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

23. Not always

The candidate that spends the most doesn't always win. There have been many cases of wealthy or well financed candidates losing. Being able to get your message out is clearly an advantage, but it is not a guarantee.

Also, some of the correlation between spending and winning is that candidates with messages that resonate can often raise more money than their opponent. Remember that Obama trounced McCain in fund raising.

Money is important, but it is not as important as message. We are doing a worse job with our message than we are with our fundraising.

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