No Inflation? In 1996 Slick Willie Raised $42.5 Million In Campaign Receipts; In 2011 Obama Plans To Raise $1 Billion

A curious factoid: back in 1996, Bill Clinton rasied a total of $42.5 million in campaign receipts. In 2011, Barack Obama is expected to raise up to $1 billion to run his reelection campaign. A nearly 25-fold increase. Ironically, the 15 year CAGR on the price for the presidency follows the price of silver almost tick for tick. Coincidence?

From the Federal Election Commision: