In the first two weeks of October, Obama and the DNC spent $105 million compared to $25 million for McCain and the RNC. In some key television markets, there are seven Obama ads for every McCain ad. Ten days ago each side had about $100 million in the bank, but in the first two weeks of October, the Democrats have raised $37 million to the Republicans $15 million.
Not all the money is going to TV ads. Salaries of people on the ground are also a major expense. McCain was in the news yesterday on this score. His highest paid staffer is makeup artist Amy Strozzi who got $22,800 for 2 weeks' work and hair stylist Angela Lew didn't do badly at $10,000 for 2 weeks work, either.
$150,000 was spent on Sarah Palin's clothes and fashion.
What is truly pathetic, revealing and ironic is to remember how Fox News repeatedly berated John Edwards for receiving two $400 haircuts and now they are DEFENDING the RNC for spending $150,000 on Sarah Palin's wardrobe !!!
Fox News on Edwards:
"...the Democratic Party, it's out of touch with reality, it talks about the common man, but everytime you look, there's John Edwards getting a $400 haircut.Fox News on Palin:
-- Fox News: Your World with Neil Cavuto
"Television is a cosmetic business, always has been always will be to a certain extent and so is politics... if you're in the public eye, you've got to look good."WATCH IT
-- Fox News: Day Side