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How -- all right I -- get nabbed two DC where we -- joined by Shane -- -- editor of campaigns.
And elections magazines did I get that remotely close in pronouncing your name -- It it is -- -- and it's not gonna have to.
The April -- the April OK while try to remember that any future thank you shape good to have you here now I'm.
The wouldn't want to -- that money here that -- in the history.
What does what does Paul Ryan do for a Mitt Romney in terms of fundraising does this send the fund raising through the roof.
I don't know that it sends it to the roof I think in the short term there's no.
Out it -- it's a boost.
I for the Romney campaign if for no other reason than you've got somebody else the number two on the ticket who can now go around the country and and won a bunch of fund raisers.
You know that 3.5 million dollars that the Romney camp raised within 24 hours of that.
The announcement of -- election that's an impressive number it's suggests there's a great day fund raising potential there on the next week yourself.
But that's roughly the rate at which the Romney campaign was already raising money.
Which yeah I think the bigger point is how much they have out raised the Romney camp by three successive months now bigger picture you know that's a much bigger deal for the Romney right but it does it on the flip side of that -- Does does the Ryan pick gave a boost to president -- -- as well does it does it inspire those on the left to think.
Hey this is going to be tight we need to get out that we need to get that money rolling in.
You know it certainly should and folks on the -- -- suggesting it's going to I think that once we get the next set in numbers and.
If there's not some indication that -- needed in immediate aftermath of this Paul Ryan -- That this incident used to fund raising among -- you know the grassroots the liberal base of the Democratic Party that's a really bad sign I think for for President Obama because right now.
You look at a lot of the polling there is an enthusiasm gap there there's more energy on the Republican side.
-- in the White House the Obama campaign has got to figure out how to up that energy among their base Paul Ryan that he certainly should be able to do that -- given what the left thinks about it you know the budget in the fiscal plan proposed but -- pitcher in the bottom line here that they both have.
Oodles of cash coming in and is it's is the different does -- between say a hundred million.
And ninety million actually that's significant you still got plenty of money on hand.
Well that's true it didn't.
The real difference here is what's happen.
Happening with the outside groups and how those that complements.
You know what president Obama's able to raise and what Mitt -- able to raise I think the bet that the Romney or the Obama folks excuse me made a while ago.
Was that even though they knew that Republican outside groups that super -- we're going to outweighs the issue groups in the super -- on the left.
In the Obama campaign was fairly confident it was going to be able to fairly easily out raise Mitt Romney.
Now that that equation -- flipped and -- and and we've seen that three months in a row now it's a lot more dangerous for the Obama campaign because they aren't.
-- millions of dollars in a negative ads being thrown at President Obama bodies Republican outside groups and if Mitt Romney is out raising the Obama campaign.
All of that money combined it means that there was a lot more anti Obama money out there and on television.
Then the Obama folks perhaps initially anticipated and that's the biggest concern.
-- is just one of those elections as well -- where it would going to see both campaigns.
All of the of the -- -- the vast majority of that cash and the ad spend.
In just about half a dozen or so states the rest of us will rarely see anything it's -- Yeah I and that's what's been happening so far I given the vast amounts that -- already spent.
It in between what the Obama campaign is already spent and what they've reserved in television time through the fall they're already I think about 204 million dollars.
The Romney campaign is about sixty million.
Other Republican outside groups -- around 6065.
Million at this point that's a tremendous amount of money the vast majority of it has gone into nine states to this point.
I sell and that's the pattern you're gonna continue to see the money's going into Virginia it's going to Ohio Florida and Nevada Colorado.
There are a small number of battleground states that all of these tremendous millions have been focused on.
And I think for all the talk of you know some -- -- fifty state operation.
That's exactly what you're gonna continue to see.
And bottom line though chain from the point of view of raising money and firing up the base that Paul Ryan was a good pick for Mitt Romney.
He was certainly good on that point to see the conservative.
The Republican Party energized in that way by Paul Ryan.
Energized in a way that they weren't -- necessarily by Mitt Romney during most of the primary process.
There's no doubt that's a positive for the campaign.
The the huge crowd that -- -- Romney Ryan rally drew and Wisconsin.
That sort of energy is I think going to be a big jolt to the campaign.
And typically we see this after the vice presidential pick out lasts a week two weeks.
We'll see just how long that momentum can sustain itself but from the perspective of conservative Republicans.
An energizing the base it.
Paul -- a good -- -- -- change the April did I get it right -- With -- -- did you -- -- getting -- April editor of campaigns and elections magazine is fascinating get your insights thank you very much indeed change thanks for having me.
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