While it is true that campaign donations can be a daunting exercise to compete for it boils down to the numbers of bodies that you are able to impress upon that would essentially stand out, the money will come thereafter. Most candidates do not promote a sense of involvement for their ideas. They just seem to have all the answers and go at it without much input from the very same people they are working for. There are ways to fashion the coordination and feedback in an organized manner that does not necessarily get messy or dysfunctional.
Thanks Eric for sharing your insight.