Ron Paul’s Uphill Battleby Doug Mataconis
I’ve written before, here and here, about the massive challenge that Ron Paul faces in running for the Republican Presidential nomination. The extent of the challenge is made emphatically clear in this graphic from the Washington Post detailing the fundraising status of each of the Presidential campaigns.
It’s not pretty. On one end of the spectrum you have Mitt Romney, who’s raised more than $ 20 million. On the other side, you have Ron Paul, who’s raised about $ 600,000 and whose most notable contributor is the head of the Marijuana Policy Project.
Yes, it’s early in the campaign. And, yes, the debates haven’t started and nobody’s voted yet. But there’s an old saying — money in the mother’s milk of politics — and Ron Paul’s bottle is very empty right now.