In campaign coverage, ABC's Jake Tapper reported on what was not happening: "The crucial Florida primary is less than a week away. The race is tight and the candidates should be spending all their time campaigning. But because so many Republican candidates are running out of money, they have had to compromise their campaigning here in order to attend fundraisers out of state." Tapper diagramed future demands on spending using the visual aid of a stick drawing of a national map in the beach at Boca Raton.
NBC's David Gregory pointed out that even the well-financed Democratic campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton have had to trim expenses because the race is more competitive than they had expected. They are saving up for an all-or-nothing advertising blitz before Super Tuesday, "an expensive effort to achieve a political knockout." ABC's Tapper speculated on the possibility that Mitt Romney, a self-financed candidate whose net worth is $250m, will prevail by sheer attrition, "the last man standing just because he is the richest."
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