Headline from a clip service:
Kerry $280 Million Approaches Bush Total, Pushes 2004 Race Towards [cue Dr. Evil elocution here] $1 Billion Mark.
So what does this mean? Well, first, its an indication of how much more money is at stake. It highlights the intense feelings the Bush camp inspires (moreso than Kerry, methinks).
It's amazing that there's so much money out there, though, isn't it? As a country we can raise a billion dollars just to give to two guys (okay and an earlier mess of guys in the primaries) to waste on TV commercials and landfill mail, etc. It's all necessary, and I suppose, on a certain level, it all goes back into the economy, right?
One Billion Dollars. Wow.