Twenty-one weeks means that you've got to raise more than $300,000 a week to play with the big-money boys. Do you know what fundraising at that level means? It means you sit down in a little windowless room with a staffer who hands you a list of names and phone numbers, and you start calling. And calling. And calling. And then you throw lots of rubber-chicken dinners and "mixers" and you go from expensively appointed living room to expensively appointed living room all across the state, hat in hand, trying to explain why you'll be better than those two, plus State Del. Heather Mizeur (and by the way-Montgomery County, where all the money is, is Mizeur and Gansler's backyard, so they've already been hitting those living rooms long before you even thought it would be a good idea to run). Oh, and if you're already an elected official in Annapolis, you pretty much can't raise any cash until the legislative session is over, so that wipes out all those weeks between now and the start of April.