Deep pockets make Romney unexpected contender ("Глубокие карманы Ромни, делают его непредсказуемым конкурентом")
Being a Mormon from Democrat-leaning Massachusetts would normally be a handicap for a Republican with presidential ambitions, yet Mitt Romney has broken through as a serious contender for his party’s nomination after raising nearly $40 million this year.
The former Massachusetts Governor, who outstripped his rivals unexpectedly in the first-quarter fundraising race, yesterday downplayed expectations of an equally impressive money haul ahead of this quarter's financial report next month, and said he was putting some of his personal $250 million fortune into the campaign.
The move suggests that Mr Romney has been unable to maintain the rapid money raising pace he set between January and March, but aides said this year's total could still match President Bush's record-breaking $39 million when he began his White House bid in the first half of 1999. It also underscores the ability of Mr Romney, the wealthiest candidate from both parties, to underwrite his own campaign when needed. He loaned himself $2.4 million last year to help kick-start his campaign.
“The campaign is proceeding as we planned it,” Vin Weber, a senior aide, told The Times. “The good news is when people see him they like him. There’s no reason to think that what has happened in Iowa and New Hampshire won’t be repeated when we introduce him to the rest of the country.”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/global … 988844.ece
Одно из важнейших компонентов президентской компании 2008 являются деньги и Ромни с этой задачей успешно справляется. Аналитики заявляют, что если Ромни удалось завоевать доврие 2-х важных "первых" штатов, то когда придет время познакомиться с другими "поближе" у Ромни будут хорошие шансы.
Отредактировано VIC (26-06-2007 22:00:03)