"it's difficult to actually buy an election in America. Money can be an advantage, but it's only one factor among many, as losing political candidates like Steve Forbes, Ross Perot, and Michael Huffington have all found out." — "Money Can't Buy Everything," FutureOfCapitalism.com, October 23, 2010.
"For all the talk that money has become such a powerful factor in elections — this year more than ever — a loss by Ms. Whitman would certainly raise questions about that theory, at least in California. Should Ms. Whitman fall short, she will be the third California millionaire in the past 15 years to have been sent home after investing a chunk of a personal fortune into a losing campaign. She would follow Michael Huffington, a Republican who narrowly lost to Senator Dianne Feinstein in 1994, and Al Checchi, who lost the Democratic nomination for governor to Gray Davis in 1998." — "Whitman and Fiorina Find California a Tough Sell," New York Times, October 28 (online)/October 29 (print), 2010.