Since Hillary announced her entry to the 2008 presidential race everyone's been wondering whether she'll be a vacuum for money, sucking up every available dollar and intimidating everyone else back into their shells. I've always believed Barack Obama was immune to this scenario—imagine the fundraising ability of a "hope" candidate who will also play to American's better desires for a non-white male president—and it appears I am not alone.
TPM Café is reporting that Obama has just bagged one of John Kerry's top moneymen. Mark Goerenberg is a California venture capitalist who has deep pockets and friends with pockets deeper still.
Top money men do not bet with their hearts. Goerenberg evidently feels Obama has the juice to go all the way. We'll see how many of his friends agree.