As we’ve long said, the fundraising totals for the 2020 Goat Rodeo are meaningless at this point EXCEPT to our failed media, who use the totals of Ameros raised to decide who to take seriously. And of course, our failed media also has their own agenda and come up with strange things to measure (“burn rate” for instance to suggest Senator Professor Warren is in trouble; clue: she’s not!) to give some substance to their own biases (read: white/male).
In the 2020 Goat Rodeo, where every goat claims to be immune from the ills of big money, the first round of campaign finance disclosure statements makes clear that some are much closer to the grassroots than others.
Bernie Sanders can (and will) boast that more than 80% of his campaign contributions comes from donations of less than $200 Ameros, and no other Democratic candidates are close. And in terms of fundraising from any source, they’re all far behind the amount raised Prznint McGrifter, who doesn’t feel any need to leave any Ameros on the table from any source (and who probably has pocketed their watches and wallets, and they should see if their gold fillings are still in their mouths).
Anyway, the FEC website has totals available for ALL the 2020 Goat Rodeo candidates (including ones we’ve never heard of from assorted third parties!), but there is a catch: because the Russian Usurper announced his 2020 ambitions literally on the day he was inaugurated, the compare/contrast date is from 2017 to the present. So the amount our grifter-in-chief has raised dwarfs everyone else.