Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in an NBC news article regarding why many presidential candidates have yet to announce a formal exploratory committee. One reason for the delay, Corrado noted, is to have more time to operate freely without regulations: “Once you file the papers, that starts the clock on the presidential campaign restrictions.” Official rules prohibit certain financial activities that help candidates gain stronger campaign support. After all, according to Corrado, “One of the clear indicators of strength is money.”