The second quarter – and its fundraising – come to a close at midnight Thursday. For some candidates struggling in the polls, these early numbers could hint at the beginning of the end of their campaigns.
As the incumbent, Obama is burdened by three wars and the economy. He's taking nothing for granted for the 2012 presidential election, and is planning victory scenarios that don’t involve taking every state he won last time.
They're both mavericks, but they differ sharply on issues and how to govern.
Poor planning for post-Feb. 5 races tripped up the Clinton camp, analysts say.