“When did the primaries change from counting votes to dollars raised?”
There is a strong correlation between funds raised, organization on the ground and chances of winning.
If I was flogging a candidate who is down 15% in the polls despite raising lots of money, I'd probably focus on the money as well.
Right. I guess that's why Romney spent more money per vote than any other candidate, yet never came close to winning in 2008, and is spending more than any candidate this time around, yet his numbers are flat-lining.
Not to mention that your man Perry has spent a lot and his numbers have nose-dived.
Horse manure. In 2008, Mike Huckabee had bupkis. He won Iowa. In 2008, John McCain ran his campaign out of money and was broke. He won New Hampshire, SC and FL.
Slick Willard was throwing money at all of those contests. He lost them all. His band of useless idiots were spouting the exact same crap you are now, slinging mud at every conservative they could, just like you guys.
Mike Huckabee used a network of churches in Iowa to win. Bachmann was trying to duplicate this, but if you look back at articles from a few months ago, I recall reading that she was running into resistance because they were interested in Herman Cain. I'll be they are just a touch more interested now.
Perry is finished. You people who stubbornly focus on the phony, stuttering, corrupt, imbecile from Texas are going to make it much harder to beat Romney. Get behind a VIABLE candidate and stop doing Mitt Romney and Obama's work for them.
I’ve been watching Intrade this weekend. Perry keeps edging upward while Cain keeps slipping further down. Should be interesting to see what happens this week.