Santorum told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council Thursday that, although he had originally cited the health of his 3-year-old daughter Bella as a major reason for leaving the trail, his campaign had brought in practically no new funding since early this month.
“For the first time the campaign had a debt, the debt was from my perspective a little bit more substantial than I was comfortable with,” Santorum told Perkins in a radio interview. “And I’ll be honest with you, Tony, in the last week after Wisconsin we basically raised almost no money.
I know there is another thread but I have read all nine pages and it was more a critique of Santorum.- (they may ad this to the bottom of that thread?)
For this thread, I would like to have comments only
about what effect money has on campaign(Romney spent 103 million compared to Santorum's 19 million) and also does the protestant religion play a role as we have only had one catholic president. Is Mitt Romney seen as a protestant?
There was another thread stating that the catholic vote went to Romney (54%), Yet the Evangelicals voted for Santorum in Louisiana.
The head of the Republican party backed Mitt Romney because he had money backers(Sununu and Ayotte in nh - both catholics) and didn't back Sanotrum ( 16 years in congress) or Gingrinch or Paul - all tea party types with little cash flow.
We know that Obama is raising 1 billion dollars and that the last presidential election cost close to that.
We also know that 7 plus members of congress are worth over 100 million in private money - Kerry(d), Rockefeller(D), Buchanan(R), Kohl(D), Polis(D), Warner(D), Harman (D), Issa (R), McCaul (R), Feinstein (D)