Friday, February 01, 2008


Rudy's Achievement

One for the record books:

The failed campaign of Rudolph W. Giuliani can claim one distinction: the worst bang for the buck of any delegate winner in presidential politics history.

The former New York mayor, who dropped his Republican bid for the presidency this week, disclosed Thursday in a filing with the Federal Election Commission that he raised $58.5 million and spent $48.8 million in 2007.

With his donors' money, Giuliani captured a single national delegate, in Nevada. At that rate, it would have taken close to $60 billion in spending to capture the 1,191 delegates needed to win the nomination.
Or, as the Comic Book Guy might put it, worst...campaign...EVER. (Far worse than, as Josh Marshall helpfully points out, long-time record holder John Connally.)

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