Blowing A Stash
Update: I have reconsidered part of my original thinking on this story, which was to question how in the hell did Hillary blow half her campaign stash on a race in which her victory was never in doubt?
On the surface, I questioned how Hillary could spend upwards of $25 million on a reelection race like this, but it should be noted that:
*New York is not a cheap state to campaign in;
*She admittedly built a national infrastructure through this campaign;
*Spitzer has spent a similar amount; and
*Anne Kornblut has already run a hit piece on Hillary earlier.
Lastly, read the story and see how Kornblut and Zeleny asserted that Bush has run two "penny-pinching" campaigns and gave the McCain campaign a chance to fire a shot at Hillary. Is it conventional wisdom that Bush ran tight-fisted campaigns, when in fact they are known for lavishing money themselves on parties and early attempts to curry favor with the press?