Conventional wisdom is telling us that Barack Obama is the odds-on favorite to win the presidency this fall. But history also tells us that campaign money matters in presidential elections.
So what can be learned by counting the money available to Obama and GOP rival John McCain? The election this fall may not be a fait accompli.
Plus, Obama's fundraising is declining and McCain's is on the rise. And McCain will be getting over $84 million in federal campaign funds but Obama won't - since he flip-flopped and decided not to participate in the system.
I'm not on the McCain bandwagon by any means - after all, I'm conservative and he's not - but McCain is certainly better than Obama. And these numbers give the country the audacity to hope Obama will fail in November.