Well, if you can’t raise enough money, you might as well recruit wealthy candidates who can self-finance:
“National Republicans are in disarray, forcing them to recruit inexperienced and unprepared self-funders,” said Doug Thornell, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Self-financed, deep-pocketed Congressional candidates are nothing new for either party, and the Democrats have their own share for 2008. But the Democrats do not have a concerted campaign to find such candidates, they say, while the Republicans describe the recruitment of these candidates as central to their plan for the 2008 elections.
Of course, you could just say that the GOP’s simply being consistent with their capitalist principles. After all, a handout from the Republican National Committee is really just another form of welfare, no?