Why Whitman Wins Big in November
It’s simple: More volunteer boots on the ground.
Last week’s headlines missed the point. Instead of focusing on the amount of cash Whitman has injected into her campaign, let’s look at more telltale topics like how Meg measures up in traditional voter confidence indicators.
Facts are facts, and these ones are black and white.
Whitman’s grassroots support exceeds that of Jerry Brown in quantifiable benchmark categories like community fundraising and volunteering.
Volunteers are a campaign’s bread and butter, and Meg’s got more than Jerry. Whitman reported 20,000 volunteers donated their time to her cause through the primary. Brown has yet to disclose his number of unpaid workers, suggesting his recruitment efforts have seen less success.
Whitman also maintains a comfortable fundraising edge over Jerry Brown, declaring $1.5 million to Brown’s $1.1 million raised in the first ten days of September. Donating to Whitman is like bringing sand to the beach, as KRLA’s Kevin James pointed out last week, but this hasn’t stopped voters who prefer Whitman to Brown from adding their own checkbooks to her famously well-funded war chest.
Since beginning her bid in 2009, Whitman has earned a considerable grassroots advantage over Brown that goes beyond her own cash.
At the end of the day, money doesn’t buy poll results – which Whitman leads by up to 7 points. And judging by the remarkable grassroots campaign she’s engineered, Meg Whitman knows her cash won’t buy her votes in November.
So let’s set finances aside. In six weeks, Whitman will pull out a comfortable win over Brown because her supporters are sacrificing and engaged in the fight.
That should give Meg more confidence than money can buy.