Money is the lifeblood of politicians.
Just look at the enormous, mind-numbing amounts spent on Congressional campaigns, not to mention the race for the presidency.
The amount of money raised profoundly influences the results of elections. So politicians and their party officials watch these numbers closely.
Fund-raising is so vital, that the politician who gets poor results is often a dead-duck.
There is only so much willingness and funds available at the national party level to bail out floundering Congresspersons. And if national party funds are tight, the politicians are more on their own in their hopes to win elections.
So we have bad news for the Democrats and great news for conservatives.
Breitbart has the numbers for us, and they should encourage any conservative.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Wednesday that it has raised a record $132.5 million in 2017, the most for any off-year election cycle.
Why are the Republicans doing so well? RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel offers her explanation:
“Our strong fundraising numbers reflect voters’ optimism and continued support as President Trump fulfills his promises to the American people. In his first year, President Trump delivered a historic tax cut to the middle-class, slashed regulations, and grew our economy.”
“We look forward to electing more Republican leaders to Congress who will support President Trump’s winning agenda on behalf of the American people.”
People do want to associate with winners. This is especially true when what those winners are doing matches their own goals and aspirations.
President Trump has done a fine job of fulfilling campaign promises. What you saw and heard during the campaign is largely what he is accomplishing as president.
That we have to call attention to this fact shows you how unique our president is when it comes to making good on promises.
The Democrats are not doing nearly as well.
The RNC raised $11.1 million in December and has a total cash on hand of $38.8 million, with no debt, while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has $6.1 million in debt.
At least the Democrats are consistent here. They love to run up debt in the federal government, so why not do the same in their national party?
The RNC has more than doubled the DNC fundraising for 2017; the DNC only fundraised $65.9 million this past year.
The Republican party has more than six times cash on hand as well. In total, the RNC has $38.8 million in net cash, while the DNC only has $423,000.
Hillary entitled the autopsy of her failed run for the presidency, What Happened? Apparently, one thing that happened is that she burned through historic amounts of money leaving her party broke and the government in the hands of her opposition.
This point has not been missed by Democratic Party donors who expect results for their millions.
Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund manager and Democratic mega-donor, said in an interview last week that he refuses to donate to the Democratic Party after the “Schumer Shutdown’ debacle.”
People do not become billionaires by throwing money away. Mr. Steyer must not think the Democrat brand has much value.
This is all good news for conservatives. Of course, those donated funds must be spent wisely and to generate the most results.
Yet having almost $40 million in the bank and no debt is so much better than the dismal situation in which the Democrats find themselves.
Do you think people are starting to catch on?