With the recent first quarter results tallied, it is clear that the Democratic fund-raising machine is well oiled. While Clinton took the lead with $26M, Obama is closely following with $25M. None of the Republican candidates were able to match these high Democratic returns.
However, in today’s New York Times Adam Nagourney suggests that all of this early Democratic capital may become more of a curse than a blessing. Nagourney asserts that with nine months remaining until the primary voting begins, Obama and Clinton would be able to cause a great deal of harm to each other and other Democratic candidates.
Based on the Clinton and Obama campaigns thus far, is this a realistic fear? Time will tell.