The moral of the story: Money may be the mother's milk of politics, but it ain't over til the fat lady sings, and she hasn't even begun warming up. There is a lot of time and a lot of opportunity for the American people to muster enthusiasm and financial viability for any number of candidates in the field. What they shouldn't do is throw in the towel and give up on their candidate based on the pontifications of the talking heads in Washington and New York City.
So, if you have a favorite candidate whom you would like to be your party's nominee, now is the time to roll up your sleeves, and roll out your checkbook. Your favorite candidate needs an investment of your time, effort, and money to win. Without contributing all three, chances are that your party's nominee will likely be somebody's favorite – just not your own.