The Chairs of the Republican and Democrat parties have one specific job: Raise as much money as possible.
In 2004, both parties were about even in fundraising efforts, but after Howard Dean took over, in 2005 to date, the Republicans have raised more than twice the money the Democrats have. Why?
I’ve always thought of political donors to be akin to Wall Street investors. Sure, there will be people giving money no matter what, but for a lot of the big donors, they want to know the “company”, the DNC in this case, is on the right track, run by the right people, and not about to go out of business. Nobody wants to toss up their big money on a sure loser.
Couple that with the DNC’s salesman, Howard Dean, and you’ve got a surefire formula for political bankruptcy. It’s as simple as this: Nobody wants to put their prized possessions on a ship driven by Captain Hazelwood.
Later this year, I won’t be surprised if a desperate attempt by Dean to save his job leads to this:
“If we don’t have $10 million in the hat by the end of dinner, kitty dies!”