Money Yells

In the first primary, Romney and Obama crash their parties

In politics, money can't buy you love--but it can buy you time: TV time, face time, time to be taken seriously because political speculators are willing to invest in you. Thus former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, long idling at about 3% in the polls, now gets 15 minutes of fame, courtesy of first-quarter fund-raising results. As for Senator Barack Obama, the $25 million man, the lights can only burn brighter.

With $23 million in the bank, Romney blew past "front runner" Rudy Giuliani ($15 million) and nearly doubled John McCain's take. The McCain campaign's excuse that he won't "officially" announce his candidacy...

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