according to the new york daily news, citing the campaign media analysis group, last week the barack obama campaign broadcast 50,000 30 second commercials on national, local and cable TV channels. counting his primary run, obama has thus far raised $605m. some might call this a perversion of democracy. in most first world countries, there are strict regulations which would prohibit dominating the airwaves in such a way. but obama is in america, so he doesn’t have to worry about this.
but how much traction is he gaining. at the moment he is 4 or 5 points up.