One development worth highlighting is the value of grassroots fundraising and the impact it might have on the remainder of the race. Clinton is apparently short on money now because she has received the bulk of her funds from large donors who have reached the legal limit of what they can give. The Obama campaign on the other hand, has attracted a “legion of small donors” who can keep on giving because they are nowhere near that same limit.
I wonder if he picked up those grassroots fundraising techniques from his days as a community organizer? Either way, its a good lesson in never devaluing the importance of our own individual and collective power as consumers. Our funds can go towards ipods and bling or it can go towards social change. Now I’m not hating on ipods and bling, but I am saying that we have a choice in what we put our money towards, and that choice matters.