"Running a campaign to win a presidential primary can range in cost from $50 million US Dollars (USD) to over $100 million USD. By itself, this cost is already enormous. However, there’s even more that must be spent to run for president. Once the primaries are over and the nominees begin their campaigns to win the general election, an additional $75 million USD is typically spent." (N. Madison, "How Much Does It Cost to Run for President? www.wisegeek.com, September 2010)
In some elections, candidates have decided to raise all their own money to run for president. When a candidate decides to forgo federal fund matching and raise all of his own money, he is not required to limit spending or spread funds out geographically. In fact, President George W. Bush opted to raise his own money in the 2000 election and secured about $100 million USD. This amount was actually twice the sum candidates were restricted to if they opted for federal fund matching in the 2000 election.
What Do We Get From the Office of the Presidency?
The last 40 years of the presidency has featured some pretty infamous and unaccomplished leaders. During this time, eight different politicians have taken over the reins of the government mule, and the United States has fallen deeper into debt and, seemingly, deeper into despair.
I wonder sometimes what the American history books will publish as the major achievements while in office of each of the last eight men Here is a list of the presidents during those years. I know this is entirely unfair and completely juvenile; however, let's play "free word" association with each name (first word that comes to mind). Trust me. I know each president has done wonderful things while in office; however, what is your FIRST word associated with each man.