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Re: Obama & The Money Raisers

I was talking to a political mover-and-shaker the other day and one point he said hadn’t gotten enough attention from handicappers is the Obama campaign’s burn-rate. He raises piles of money, but he spends it very, very fast in part because he has such a huge paid-staff. I don’t want to get the numbers wrong, but it would be interesting to know how cost-effective his campaign organization is considering how Obama himself says that running a presidential campaign is his foremost executive experience and one of his major qualifications for being president. 

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