Clinton loaned her campaign $6.4 million out of her pocket over the past month to try to keep pace with Obama, including $1.4 million in the past week, aides said. It was the second time she has dipped into her personal fortune to fund her presidential bid.
“She did this in order to remain competitive with Senator Obama on television,” Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said. “The loans are a sign of Senator Clinton’s commitment to the race, commitment to continuing the process and a commitment to being competitive with Senator Obama.” (emphasis mine)
That’s what Reuters reported today. I think, however, that donating to her own campaign would show more commitment. Mrs. Clinton expects others to donate to her campaign, those people are not “loaning” the campaign money, those people don’t get any money back.
If Mrs. Clinton really wants to show her commitment to her own campaign, she’ll donate to her own campaign, not loan the campaign money.