The final money numbers are out, and the Times has an interactive page where you can graph the numbers and see where the contributions come from. A few observations:
* Obama has raised more ($99 million) than the entire Republican field combined.
* At the same time in the 2008 cycle, Romney had raised $11 million more than he has now.
* Ron Paul is third, having raised a total of $12 million. He spends it, too, unlike his fellow Texan Rick Perry.
* At this point in the 2008 cycle, Guiliani, Romney and McCain, combined, had raised about $100 million. This time around, Cain, Romney and Perry have raised less than half of that number.
From the standpoint of money, there’s definitely an enthusiasm gap, and it’s in the Republican party. Donors just aren’t giving like they were last time around.