Jeb Bush became the latest 2016 candidate to announce his second quarter fundraising totals on Thursday, reporting what would seem to be a modest-by-fundraising-standards $11.4 million. Compared to Hillary Clinton's $45 million, for example, it looks rather tepid.
By the "how much was raised per day" standard, then, Bush did far better -- exceeding even the energetic per-day fundraising of Hillary Clinton.
In the abstract, $712,500 per day sounds like a lot, because it is. But that figure can also be broken down further. For example, that's $8.25 per second. Jeb Bush raised enough money to buy two Starbucks lattes every second for the last half of June 2015. If he drinks Starbucks lattes, that is; perhaps it's better for him to have bought a set of three "Duck Commander" tea cups every second to give out to Republican primary voters.
Another way of looking at it: Here's how much the top five fundraisers of last quarter, if they kept up that pace, would have raised since you opened this article.
That's a lot of little green dollars.