REPUBLICANS (83 VOTES)
Yes: 87%No: 13%
"Think Common Core and immigration."
""Š'I'm the adult here' does not a winning campaign make."
"The media will want a horse race, and free coverage will often compensate for lesser funding."
"The early states still offer a level playing field for modestly fundedcandidates and a chance to break through. Anyone with a sugar daddy to fund a super PAC has a shot, too."
"The battlefield of politics is littered with the remains of better-funded candidates."
"It doesn't cost $100 million to win Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina. Gov. Bush could be in trouble by then. Can't buy his way out of it with three defeats in a row."
"For a 'moderate' GOPer to win the nomination, he/she needs to hold a 3-to-1 cash advantage to make up for the lack of perceived conservative street cred."
"Yes, because he won't raise that sum. Having set the expectation and falling short will hurt him."
"All the money in the world cannot change the fact that Republicans think someone other than a Bush should be president."
"It's not just that he'll have that much; it'll also be that none of the others do. Hard to win a war with bullet-less guns."
"At least not for very long—unless Bush runs a totally bad campaign, which is not likely."
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