In a not-totally surprising turn of events, the big-money donors that have funded recent Republican candidates are largely declining to put their dollars behind Donald Trump Some of the quotes are priceless: Couldn't have put it better myself. For a guy who is all about money, Donald Trump is likely to enter the general election this fall at a serious financial disadvantage to his likely Democratic opponent - Hillary Clinton. Not only are the big-money donors largely staying away; but he has been singularly weak in establishing an independent fundraising operation - recruiting volunteers to work the phones and reach out to friends and neighbors for financial support. He has largely financed his campaign so far through loans, raising a paltry $1.4 million in April, compared to more than $10 million each for Clinton and Sanders. Money is no guarantee of winning an election. But it is vitally important to campaigns that need to set up the sort of person-to-person "ground game" of volunteers going door-to-door that gets voters to the polls on election day. Even more troubling for Trump is his failure to set up effective SuperPacs. Two wealthy donors who have indicated support for Trump may not be able to do so because of his bungling: Donald Trump is out of his depth on the campaign trail. His failure to recruit competent people to advise him; and his failure to understand what needs to be done to run an effective campaign are going to put him at a significant disadvantage come this fall. This sort of failure should be no surprise to anyone who has looked at Trump's business history. He clearly didn't understand the first thing about the airline industry when he bought the Trump Shuttle. And his arrogance and ignorance of the casino business led to the financial catastrophe of Trump's Taj Mahal. Putting a person with this lack of judgement into the White House would be a disaster.