Connecticut's latest U.S. Senator to seek the Presidency, Christopher Dodd, has spent about $4 million in the last quarter to buoy his Quixotic bid. He still registers in Democratic preference polls somewhere between my mailman and former president Lyndon Johnson's corpse.
According to the Hartford Courant, Dodd spent $4.37 million in the 2nd quarter of 2007, while taking in $3.28 million. This compares interestingly to Hillary Clinton's intake of $27 million or Barack Hussein Obama's $33.1 million raised in the second quarter.
It's not that money necessarily speaks to the validity of one's message. But it can indicate the sort of reception the message is getting. Dodd is trying very hard right now to get noticed. His campaign claims that he is focusing on New Hampshire and Iowa. He has nine offices in Iowa, ran five television commercials there, and is polling under 1% there. He is also under 1% in New Hampshire.
In other words, he's going nowhere while missing plenty of votes in the U.S. Senate to get there.
Among the people who have thrown their money away on Dodd are former CT Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., and actor John Lithgow. If these guys want more bang for their buck, they might as well toss their cash in the street.