Per its filing to the Federal Election Commission, the Republican National Committee ended the month of January with $22.8 million cash-on-hand, and raised $5.8 million last month, says RNC spokesman Alex Conant.
Meghan McCain, campaign blogger extraordinaire and daughter of Sen. John McCain, has some tough medicine for the GOP. "When I first suggested launching a blog chronicling my experience on my father's campaign for president, I was met with confusion and resistance," she writes in an entry on The Daily Beast. "A few people even asked me what's a blog." Yikes. She even explains that she thinks many in the party were and are in denial, that the biggest problem was not having enough money, not their inability to mobilize voters in the way the Obama campaign did.
More: "The Republican party isn't exactly Internet savvy. That's no secret. This has been a source of personal frustration for me for a very long time. Unless the GOP evolves as the party that can successfully utilize the Web, we'll continue to lose influence. I think nothing confirms this fact to be more true than this recent election." … Until the Republican party joins the twenty-first century and learns how to use the Internet, its members will keep getting older and the youth of America will just keep logging on to the other side."