Senator Biden picked up some endorsements this week that could very well give him a boost in the up coming Iowa Caucuses. Iowa State Representatives. House Assistant Majority Leaders Rep. Lisa Heddens (Ames) and Rep. Mike Reasoner (Creston) along with Rep. Dick Taylor (Cedar Rapids) all endorsed Joe Biden for President at an afternoon press conference in Des Moines. While they are not national figures, they do have the attention of the voters in Iowa and that is what counts in the caucus. Whether endorsement will be enough to propel him into the lead, only time will tell. Time or the next few political polls.
The endorsements could be a very important factor for the future of the Biden Campaign. They have just released the fund-raising figures for the second quarter and Senator Biden came in way below all the candidates with reported contributions of $2.4 million. The endorsements could mean more money for the third quarter. Sen, Biden is stressing that the importance of his stance on the issues and not the amount of money raised is more important and in a way he is right. There have been Presidential Candidates in the past who have had huge war chests of campaign funds who have never made it out of the primaries because the voters were not inspired by them or their positions on the issues, but no matter what a candidates position is on any issue, no matter how many people would agree with his or her assessment of the issues, if you do not have the money for a campaign that can use all of the resources available to a candidate to get his opinion known not enough potential voters will be able to get the full picture.
Take a look at the Mc Cain campaign for instance. Senator Mc Cain was once considered one of the front runners for the Republican Presidential nomination. He did not raise the money expected in the second quarter and now speculation is being raised as to how long his campaign will be able to continue. He was able to get his message out in a big way, and yet he did not get anywhere near what he expected.
This brings up another point. The candidates, all of them, have been getting their message out to the voters. One of the early ways a voter can tell a candidate if they agree with them on the issues or not, is by who they make their contributions too.
The third quarter fund raising results will have a big effect on the candidates. If the candidates do not improve their totals, it could well mean more than one campaign coming to and end.