How to Run for President

The Politico reports on the 2012 race for the White House.

“If you’re a Republican thinking about running against Obama, you just can’t wake up in January 2011 and say, ‘I think I want to run for president.’ If you wait until then, it’s too late,” said Michael Toner, a former FEC chairman who was general counsel for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000 and Fred Thompson’s in 2008. “You’re going to have to be able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, so you have to spend 2009 and 2010 building out your fundraising base, your infrastructure and your network.” 

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