Republicans have two choices if they want to have a shot of beating Barack Obama:
- Find a billionaire willing to spend at least $2 bil. of his own money;
- Get real public financing passed for all federal elections.
It’s safe to assume that Obama will raise over $1 billion for his campaign alone next cycle. The GOP is in serious trouble and watching them try to deal with this is going to be fun. The bar has been raised out of their reach and they’ll have to do better than proposing to steal the “change” brand. But again, I’m all for Republicans hanging their hopes on branding and whining about how awful it was that millions of small dollar donors carried Obama to victory.