The Corner

Just Saw Romney…

…at a visit to a charity called Easter Seals here in Manchester. He had a press avail afterwards. Lots of questions about money. Two things I hadn’t heard before: California was his biggest state for fundraising; and he had 32-33,000 individual donors. He mentioned the California factoid by way of arguing that he hadn’t met most of the donors–they’re just people who believe in the message of his campaign, he says. He got dodgy, though, when asked how much cash he has in hand (the assumption is that he has burned through a lot). “I don’t know,” he said. A reporter pressed that a “good manager” would know. His press guy interjected, “Then ask the campaign manager.” Romney concluded the exchange by saying that there are “all sorts of ways of counting” how money has been spent, and that it would be reported April 15.

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