With his lead in place for the Democratic Presidential nomination?
Several of the bottom feeders have their days numbered in the race….
And the small donor thing?
Last time I looked?
Money spent on a campaign is JUST money…
Where it comes from in the end is immaterial …..
The below linked piece now puts another fence to jump…
The first June Debate among Democrats….
Following a relatively placid start to the primary election, Biden’s entrance into the race has had one immediate consequence: the edges of the debate have been sharpened, opening a more confrontational phase of the campaign.
Within hours of Biden’s announcement, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was needling him for his past positions supportive of Wall Street, while she and other Democratic contenders chided his high-dollar fundraising in appeals to their own small donor bases….
Biden’s rivals had been expecting his announcement for months. But his surprising ability to raise money — $6.3 million in one day — suggested a measure of enthusiasm supporting his persistent standing atop public opinion polls.
Indeed, Biden’s candidacy appears most immediately to threaten two younger, less experienced white men — former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, both of whom, like Biden, cast themselves as unifying figures in a fractured Democratic primary….
In a fundraising email of his own timed to Biden’s launch, Sanders’ also campaign took aim at Biden’s ties to deep-pocketed, corporate-world donors: “It’s a big day in the Democratic primary and we’re hoping to end it strong…..