Recent Federal Election Commission filings indicate that almost all of the prospective Democratic candidates have nearly $2 million banked in some political accounts: personal PACs, campaign accounts or exploratory committee accounts. Only Vermont Gov. Howie Dean has raised less. Way less. He has about $125,000 banked.
Sen. Tom Daschle has more than $1.8 million, and he’s on the low end for the hopefuls. Sens. John Edwards, Kerry, and Joe Lieberman all raised more than $2 million this past year. Lieberman, ever the gentleman, spent almost all of it helping his party’s candidates around the country. He has almost three-quarters of a million in the bank. “Getting more will not be a problem,” says a Lieberman Senate staffer. “He’s been keeping all of his fundraisers busy making sure they know he’s going to need their help soon.”
Perhaps most interesting in the filings is that John Edwards continues to carry as much as $6 million in debt from this first Senate campaign. Should he lose in his presidential bid, and not retain his Senate seat, he may have to up his per-hour rate as a country lawyer for “regular folk” to pay it off.p> AN OVERSIGHT br> House minority leader Nancy Pelosi made clear on Monday who’s going to be buttering her party’s political bread in the coming year or two, not that she’s bragging about it. In unveiling her caucus’s economic stimulus package to reporters, she neglected to credit assistance from the legislative affairs office of the AFL-CIO, which helped put the plan together with House leadership staffers. /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online