Obama releases fund raising numbers
In a PR coup, building up the suspense for a few days and successfully ensuring that his figures would command a lot of attention, Barack Obama's campaign today revealed that their first quarter fundraising had brought in $25 million, within a million of top fund raiser of the Democratic field, Hillary Clinton.
Initial reaction among the jabbering class was that this was really amazing.
In terms of sheer piles of cash, the number is indeed huge, and it's very impressive in light of the fact that Obama essentially didn't exist a few years ago in terms of national attention, as well as the fact that he came within a dimes worth of difference to Hillary's total with her extensive and vast political and fundraising network built up over decades.
Comments? Reaction? What does it mean? Or, more likely, does it really mean anything at all?