Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Follow the money

Remember, all I know about forensic accounting I learned from The Wire. That said, the timing and increments of Hillary Clinton's loans to her campaign strike me as telling: $5 million on April 11, $1 million on May 1, and $425,000 on May 5. The Clinton campaign has been using this as an indication that Clinton is all in on the final 6 primaries, but the downward amounts over time strike me as the kind of thing you'd see from someone who's running up against a hard limit on their resources. I'd be surprised to see further loans for the closing weeks of the campaign, but then again, I was surprised when John Kerry lost in 2004.

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