"We have everything to win the nomination and the general election," said Vilsack in a statement released by his campaign. "Everything except money."
Vilsack added that the frontloading of the primary process -- with states like California and Florida planning move their primary dates up to early February -- put even more emphasis on the need for campaign cash.
In a little over a month, we're going to see how bad things are being skewed by money (what's the over/under figure for Hillary--$50 million?), but Vilsack's embarrassing foray was not affected by money. In his home state of Iowa, 47% thought it was a "bad idea" for him to run; only 40% thought it was a "good idea." Sometimes you just have to admit the obvious.