John McCain's $O$

Sources have been telling me John McCain's got money troubles, but this email to supporters yesterday sounds downright desperate. Pleading for max donations in advance of the FEC quarterly report is not what' frontrunners do...

The Federal Election Commission filing deadline for the first quarter is March 31st. This FEC report will define our campaign's financial and political strength at this crucial early stage. In today's political environment, this is how the media will judge the success and momentum of a candidate — which is why need your help without delay.

Today, as one of my strongest supporters, I am asking you to make a special campaign contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000 or if possible, the full maximum amount of $2,300.