Obama’s $52 million June just outpaced McCain’s best month by $30 million. All but two million of that is “primary” money, meaning all those donors can be called upon again to donate for the post-convention general election period without bumping into any campaign finance ceilings.
Obama’s decision to opt out of public financing, if it were ever in strategic doubt, is looking smarter all the time. As to the claim that his model is true to the spirit of a campaign financed by average voters consider this: The average donation was a paltry $68. That’s not even a tank of gas these days.