That’s the way Jim Lane described his campaign fundraising activities as a barometer of community support, in a Scottsdale Republic article today.
In fact, his exact words were: “Sometimes, it’s measured by dollars and cents, and sometimes it’s measured by dollars and cents and the willingness to be with you.”
I won’t debate the distinction “willingness to be with you,” because that sounds a little creepy. The only problem with measuring support via size of your war chest is, you can get a lot of money from a few people but they don’t necessarily represent a lot of votes.
I’ll let you read the article (and the comments) for yourself.