Today's issue, comprised primarily of a lengthy quote from Walter Weintz's The Solid Gold Mailbox (Wiley & Sons, 1987), is right up there with the best of them as Weintz tells the story of how political fundraising got its start back in the
Hatch himself begins the column, as he always does, with a brief newspaper clipping (this one about Obama's $750 million fundraising campaign), and a discussion of the clipping (this time, about how astonishingly successful Obama's group was . . . because they ran "textbook campaigns in the primaries and general election" and what are the hallmarks of such a campaign). Weintz, who really started the entire politica fundraising industry, tells the story that forms the background of what makes a textbook political campaign.
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