November 05, 2007

HOLY CRAP!! Ron Paul may raise more money online today than ANY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


You can't make this sh*t up. Ron Paul may raise more money today online than any candidate - ever. You got that right MSM - any candidate EVER.

It's a bit after 2pm on the east coast, and Ron Paul has raised $1.8 million so far today. And there's still a long, long time to go.

This "money bomb" will be heard around the country tomorrow (thank you blogosphere). It's so nice to see Ron Paul doing this on the 2nd anniversary of the launch of HP. We were probably one of the first blogs to start writing about RP, well before he announced for President, simply because his policies and writings were so in line with our beliefs. And now this.

People continue to belittle RP and his supporters, but folks, today changes the game. Money is the mother's milk of politics, and Ron Paul is raising tons of it. They called us nuts when we said there was a housing bubble, and they called us crazy for promoting Ron Paul. And now America is waking up on both counts.


Ron Paul is now a serious candidate for the Presidency of the United States. The longest of longshots, way behind in the polls, and way to smart for America, but he's catching lightening in a bottle now, he's got MASSIVE momentum and energy, the money is pouring in, and all bets are off in a fractured and weak GOP field.

Donate here. Shock the world. Make a difference. Remember remember the 5th of November.

Ron Paul Money Bomb

There is a grass roots organized mega-money bomb occurring today for Ron Paul. Already today the total raised is $1,767,974 as of 12:20pm CST. The single day record for donations was John Kerry in 2004 with $3 million. Can we beat that today?

86 comments:

Eric said...

I'm not a republican but anything that makes sean hannity squirm is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

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Goes to show a lot of lunatics out there have money to waste.

Anonymous said...

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Can foreigners donate?

Just wondering if there are any laws against recieveing cheques from Canadians?

Lady Di said...

Ron Paul Rocks!

It's a Ron Paul Revolution.

I donated over the weekend, and plan to keep on giving.

The future of America depends on it!

Anonymous said...

Goes to show a lot of lunatics out there have money to waste.

Well... I just sold all of my remaining US stocks and just have a few US dollars remaining (which is diminishing in value vs Canadian dollars on an hourly basis).

I'm thinking... since the US dollar is going to be worthless soon anyway - I might as well spend it on something that can keep fascism at bay for a few more years... Otherwise Canada will be the American Anschluss after the next elections.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, not money wasted by any account. If you donate the max $2,300 to his campaign and he is elected president, you will save over $3,000 in taxes next year.

Anonymous said...

Can foreigners donate?

Just wondering if there are any laws against recieveing cheques from Canadians?


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Might skew the results. A CAD donation would be a huge amount in USD now that the exchange rate roughly approximates the Lire.

Anonymous said...

{The single day record for donations was John Kerry in 2004 with $3 million.}

No.

"The one-day record of $5.7 million was set when Mr. Kerry accepted the Democratic nomination."
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/06/p
olitics/campaign/06internet.html?pagew
anted=print&position=

"John Kerry holds the one-day record, raising $5.6 million on July 29, 2004, during the Democratic nomination convention."
http://video1.washingtontimes.com/din
an/2007/11/ron_pauls_cash_flow.html

Let's break it still.

Anonymous said...

Might skew the results. A CAD donation would be a huge amount in USD now that the exchange rate roughly approximates the Lire.

:-D

Yeah... I know.

But I also know that most people on this board are wary of foreigners influencing their government. I am too!

But the fact also remains that what happens in the US no longer stays in the US. The next President will have a major impact on which direction the rest of the world takes. More wars... or finally some more sense?

So... as a Canadian... listening to the increasing rhetoric and beligerence (even towards Canada) of all of the candidates of both parties except Ron Paul - should I donate?

keith said...

Best I can make of it is $3 million is the record for one-day haul online, by Kerry in 2004

http://tinyurl.com/2zn7g7

I'd like to see what the record is during the primary stage. Probably a lot less than $3 million.

Any good sources put them here. And give the guy some money. I love the real-time online calculator. Up to $5.3 million right now for the quarter

borkafatty said...

GO RON PAUL!!!!

In other News Keith check out this Suburban sprawl..Cleavland Shit hole!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7070935.stm

tim73 said...

THIS is exactly why there will never be a real democracy in the US anymore.

J2Ps cannot run and all it is left is a choice between set of uberrich candidates.

Anonymous said...

So... as a Canadian... listening to the increasing rhetoric and beligerence (even towards Canada) of all of the candidates of both parties except Ron Paul - should I donate?

Definitely do it! Think of all the wars you won't get dragged into. :p

I'm not sure who gets the shaft on that more, Canada or Australia? And don't say the UK - they created most of this mess.

Anonymous said...

November 5, 2007


What an incredible day to be a supporter of Ron Paul!

You have raised over $2 million so far today, putting us closer to our $12 million fourth quarter goal. This is more than any Republican has ever raised online in one day!

So far in 2008, the biggest day belongs to Mitt Romney. On January 8th, he raised just over $3.1 million. Will you help us beat Mitt Romney and raise more in one day than anyone has this year?

Please ensure Ron Paul's place in the record books with your most generous donation: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate. Tell your friends to donate today, too!

Jonathan Bydlak
Fundraising Director
Ron Paul 2008

Anonymous said...

Got to be a US citizen to give I think

Anonymous said...

Got to be a US citizen to give I think

That's what I was afraid of...

Fair enough!

The future is in your hands Americans. If you F@K it up... you only have yourselves to blame.

Anonymous said...

{So far in 2008, the biggest day belongs to Mitt Romney. On January 8th, he raised just over $3.1 million.}

Looks to be about a $4 million day at the current rate; maybe a little less.

NOT $.9 million less.
(snicker)

Anonymous said...

Is there some link to show how much the campaign is raking in today in real time?

Debbie said...

Guys, I just made my first donation to the good doctor. Exciting...

Yogsoggoth said...

And yet he can't win.

keith said...

He started the day with $2.7m for the quarter and is now showing $5.4m

$2.7m raised today - more than he raised all of October

$4m today would shock people. I think it could happen

GT said...

made my contribution..

graphs
http://ronpaulgraphs.com/index.html

michael said...

i donated 100 bucks.

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful, but lets be honest, there is no way Ron Paul wins the presidency riding his current platform.

Serious question: If Ron Paul needed to modify some of the more extreme measures of his candidacy (i.e. the elimination of most government agencies) in order to become a serious threat, would you personally be ok with this?

ROM said...

Just made my first donation. Still not sure why a libertarian opposses freedom/abortion but there's still enough to like.

Anonymous said...

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Goes to show a lot of lunatics out there have money to waste.

November 05, 2007 7:41 PM
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You'e referring to the housing bubble right?

Rordogma said...

Gave him $50.

Emailed 50 of my friends to chip in a little, for freedom!

RON PAUL!

k.w. - southern ca. said...

Even though I support the majority of what Ron Paul has to say, I would hope that he would realize he doesn't have a prayer at becoming the next President.

He's too truthful, and too direct ... something that too many people in this country (who vote) consider dangerous to their self interests.

Anonymous said...

If Ron Paul becomes president....does that mean that federal employees' jobs will be threatened....if so, which ones? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Just put my donation in the jar.

Good luck Ron Paul.

Your bud,

J6P

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, not money wasted by any account. If you donate the max $2,300 to his campaign and he is elected president, you will save over $3,000 in taxes next year.

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If by some miracle he becomes prez, he still has nancy pelosi and harry reid to deal with. And ain't no tax cuts coming with those two.

No my friend, your $2300 is down the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Just gave the man 100.00- figured it was pretty much equal to the cost of wings and beer in this bubble sh*thole of DC.

Anonymous said...

He can raise 100 gajilloon baziliion dollars in 2 minutes. He'll still get 1% of the votes. This freak has 100,000 or so fellow freak supporters, rabid supporters like you people. If they all give $100 that's $10M. Sounds impressive but it's not.

On the other hand Hitlery has 20,000,000 supporters. Only a small % gives money and she ends up with the same dollar amount.

Face it freaks, your boy is nothing more than a sideshow.

sam said...

RP just pulled ahead of Fred Thompson on Intrade, the real money political futures market. Strong progress from the summer when he was less than 100-1 odds.

He is a distant third at (8.1) behind Giuliani (40.2) and Romney (28.5). That means an $8.10 bet would pay off $100 if RP were nominated and $0 if he weren't.

Anyone going to the rally in Philadelphia on Independence Hall this Saturday?

Anonymous said...

MSM taking notice!

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/11/05/448871.aspx

keith said...

Or as Sean Hannity will say, Ron Paul's supporters are just spamming RonPaul2008 to donate now

Just a bunch of lunatic supporters whose votes shouldn't count!

Makes you wonder where all the other candidates' supporters are

The Project Manager said...

It drives me nuts to hear that he "can't win". Why the hell not?!

One of my favorite quotes is "What would you do if knew you could not fail?"

What candidate would you choose if you knew you could make a real difference with your vote? Dare to expect more from your candidates, and take the risk! Ron Paul CAN go all the way!

-PM

Anonymous said...

Glad that my 50 bucks helped. Go Ron!

Anonymous said...

1992 - Ross Perot gets the kook vote and puts Clinton in the White House

2008 - Ron Paul gets the kook vote and puts Clinton in the White House

Weird that both have RP as their initials and come from Texas. Really weird.

Face it folks, a vote for Paul is a vote for Hillary. Suppose he wins the nomination and goes upagainst Hillary. He has no chance. You think the 50% of Americans who pay no taxes would vote for a guy who wants to abolish the IRS? You think the millions of govt employees would vote for someone who wants to fire them? You think anyone in the military would vote for a guy who wants to disband the military? No govt contractors would vote for him. And the list goes on and on.

So go ahead donate all you want. All you are doing is making sure HIllary is the next president.

Anonymous said...

More MSM picking up today's action

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/11/05/post_179.html

oday, Nov. 5, marks not only Paul's best fundraising haul in a single day -- $1.8 million by 2 p.m. EST -- but online observers say it's also the most money raised by a candidate on the Web in a single day. And the day's not over yet. "Damn. Wow. Um, that's pretty awesome," said a stunned Jerome Armstrong who served as Howard Dean's online strategist. Armstrong, the founder of the popular blog MyDD, said Dean raised as much as $700,000 in one day toward the end of the primary race. "But not a million," Armstrong added. "What Paul is doing -- or what his supporters are doing -- is really impressive."

Anonymous said...

Goes to show a lot of lunatics out there have money to waste.

Be afraid, be VERY afraid, corporate fascists, zionists a$$holes, and idiotic neocons, your time will come sooner or later.

Ron Paul will kick your butts.

Anonymous said...

Goes to show a lot of lunatics out there have money to waste.

Yeah, great response dumbass. I guess you'd prefer to live in a country where your ass is raped every day by wealthy pricks that debase your currency, open the borders to illegals, destroy national sovereignty, lie about the economy and send you and your relatives off to die in unjustified wars.

I'm so sick of morons that say Ron Paul is crazy. I'm tired of trying to educate them about what is happening to their own country. If they can't see it then they are truly to stupid to function and probably need a welfare state to survive.

Anonymous said...

http://video1.washingtontimes.com/dinan/2007/11/ron_pauls_cash_flow.html

Ron Paul, the maverick Republican presidential candidate, continues to rake in the cash, bringing in $656,350.68 between 9:22 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. today.


Paul is in the middle of a giant push for cash in this final fundraising quarter before the primaries and caucuses, and has been on a tear today.


His campaign said his 12-hour total was $1.9 million — what they said was the most successful online fundraising day of any candidate in either party this year, and the most successful of any GOP candidate ever. (John Kerry holds the one-day record, raising $5.6 million on July 29, 2004, during the Democratic nomination convention.)


At this point, Paul's ability to raise money is not in question. But his skill in translating that sizable campaign treasury into voters at the caucuses and primaries still is.

Anonymous said...

Guy Fawkes Day Helps Raise Millions for Paul

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Historians and British school children remember Guy Fawkes as the Catholic, anti-Protestant rebel who on Nov. 5, 1605 unsuccessfully tried to assassinate King James I by blowing up the parliament.

Supporters of the long-shot Republican primary campaign of libertarian Representative Ron Paul may remember Guy Fawkes as a wildly successful fund-raising gimmick.

On Monday, a group of Paul supporters helped raised more than $2.8 million in one day — more than half its total for last quarter — through a Web site called ThisNovember5th.com, a reference to the day the British commemorate the thwarted bombing. Paul fans may know of the day primarily through a movie based on the futuristic graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, in which a terrorist modeled after Mr. Fawkes battles a fascist government that has taken over Britain.

The Paul campaign has raised more than $5.54 million in the first five weeks of this quarter, more that the $5 million it raised in the full third quarter. Many of the contributions appeared to come through the independent Fawkes effort but it was unclear exactly how many. On Monday alone, the campaign signed up more than 21,000 new donors on Monday, a campaign spokesman, Jesse Benton, said.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/paul-supporters-raise-27-in-a-day/

pinafore said...

Sent in my C-note. He's the only GOP candidate that doesn't suck out loud.

And to rom, "Still not sure why a libertarian opposses freedom/abortion", all I can say is wake up man. Start thinking with your big head. Those unborn kids in the 3rd trimester have rights too and deserve better. Steve Jobs' mother could have had an abortion but instead gave her kid up for adoption. How many Steve Jobs, Jonas Salks, or Einsteins have been aborted and lost to the world over the fast 40 years?

pumpkingrrl said...

Ron Paul 08

Save the dollar because even models know the dollar is worthless...

"Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Gisele Bundchen wants to remain the world's richest model and is insisting that she be paid in almost any currency but the U.S. dollar."

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aCs.keWwNdiY&refer=home

Anonymous said...

roving again his ability to raise significant cash online, Ron Paul has raised nearly $2 million since midnight via his website.

In what is being called a "money bomb," Paul's fervent backers spread the word that today they'd blast their candidate with Internet contributions, setting up a website, "This November 5th," to push the plan. An aide said they had nothing to do with the effort.

"Supporters have spontaneously organized what I can only refer to as a one-day attack of donations," said Paul spokeswoman Kate Rick. "We started at midnight with $2.77 million raised for the quarter, and have, as of 9:36 am, climbed up to over $4.1."

As of 12:27, Paul had raised $4.73 million total.

While claiming not to be responsible for the "bombing," Paul's camp has certainly not lessened enthusiasm with a set of red numbers on their website that spin upward to show his total raised with every refresh click. Another site not formally affiliated with the campaign has set up a graph showing Paul's ascending contributions since midnight.

One Paul supporter said the campaign had sent out no emails about the matter, but that it had sprouted organically on one of the many pro-Paul sites not affiliated with the campaign.

"The idea came up at www.ronpaulforums.com about 3-4 weeks ago to have a "money bomb" today," said this backer. "The idea was to get 100,000 people to donate $100 (for $10 million). That was a little aggressive, of course."

Still, that Paul can bring in nearly $2 million in about 12 hours attests to both his intense online support and the great fundraising possibilties that exist on the Web.

keith said...

By the way there's fireworks going off all around London all night (being Guy Fawkes Night)

Will there be a Ron Paul Night in America hundreds of years from now?

Anonymous said...

My observation of the make-up of Ron Paul supporters so far:

1) True intellectuals who may have actually read the Constitution and want to at least send a message about that
2) Successful businesspeople between 25-45 who would rather save for retirement than pay for more government
3) Expats, Americans living in other countries whom Congress apparently believes can still be regulated and ruled over
4) Military, especially those who may have been wounded or almost killed defending the Constitution
5) Males who still have a pair and who at least want to send a message about men's rights
6) Women who respect males who still have a pair
7) Women who really think for themselves and not for the sisterhood

That would be about 3% total of the US population.

In order to get more votes than that, the above people will have to get their parents and relatives on board and convinced, especially those with landlines who are, apparently, the only ones the media pollsters contact.

http://mensnewsdaily.com/2007/11/04/ron-paul-report-who-supports-him-and-why-is-november-5th-important/

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder where all the other candidates' supporters are

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Come on Keith, it is pretty clear that the other candidates supports don't use computers and the internet.

Anonymous said...

"Still not sure why a libertarian opposses freedom/abortion"

While I do not personally know Dr. Paul's position, it is my understanding that his primary concern is whether it is addressed in the Constitution. If it is not, it is left for the States to decide. Barring that, it is left to the individual.

That's it- it's not for or against, it's just that it is not in the Constitution.

me4paul said...

did everyone see this one:

http://ronpaulgraphs.com

pretty cool!

Anonymous said...


Still not sure why a libertarian opposses freedom/abortion but there's still enough to like.


he doesn't want to outlaw it. he says it should be up to the states to decide, which is very pro-freedom. i can see his viewpoint though, being that he has delivered over 4,000 babies during his medical career

Anonymous said...


Face it folks, a vote for Paul is a vote for Hillary.


I'm not going to vote Republican anyway even if I didn't vote for Ron Paul. If he wasn't in the race, I'd probably rather vote for Hitlary than any of the neocon elitist idiots. you'll get it up the ass either way. Socialism is better than elitist fascism like Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps some of the other candidates could send their supporters some of those $200 MIT computers.

Anonymous said...

Donations are at 6.05 millions as of 7:05pm EST.

Assuming 2.7 Million was the starting point then todays total is around 3.3Million with 5 hours to go!

Anonymous said...

If democracy in the United States is dead, your vote doesn't mean anything. The international bankers will have their person in the White House. If Ron Paul is selected, he is the next phase of the dismantling of the United States and we're more the fools for following his lead. If democracy is not dead but only in its death throes, and if Ron Paul is a serious threat to the status quo, then he best stay off of airplanes and watch his step. (Mel Carnahan, Paul Wellstone, JFK, RFK, MLK, et cetera). I hope for the sake of this country that he is an honest man, but I have learned not to follow men, especially politicians. The armor soon is tarnished. The picture on the package always looks better than what comes out of it. A Yankee from Texas. I've seen that movie somewhere before.

Anonymous said...

I sent in my $100 worth of funny money. Glad to exchange it for something of real value. Went out to watch the game the other day and ended up dropping $100 for a few beers and quesadillas. Thanks Federal Reserve. $100 is nothing anymore. A C-note is nothing. Meaningless. Devoid of value. These days I sell my paycheck dollars as soon as I receive them. Government inflation numbers are a FUCKING JOKE.

Anonymous said...

Can foreigners donate?

Just wondering if there are any laws against recieveing cheques from Canadians?
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I don't think so. But Chinese can donate to the Clinton's campaign.

Anonymous said...

yo doubters

$6,231,400.21 at 8pm nyc time

monday, nov 5th, 2007

RP2008

Anonymous said...

$6,250,265.84

just 8minutes later

Anonymous said...

This wasn't a money bomb...

This was a money nuke!

Anonymous said...

BTW, while I love Ron Paul (and donated) this is not the record for the Democrats. I read somewhere that Obama got 3.7 million and Hillary got 9 million in one day. Still impressive though (let's just be accurate in the titles).

Anonymous said...

I gave $2,000 today. Ron Paul is the only candidate for Liberty, Prosperity and Peace. Wake up Americans...the Nazi Regime under Bush/Chen are destroying this nation. We borrower $3 BILLION DOLLARS A DAY just keep the Gov't open and fund this war we CAN'T AFFORD!!!

Go to RonPaul2008.com and give as much as you can. The gov't has taken $7,000 per man, woman and child for the IRAQ war ALREADY...what ever you give will go to protect your from the criminals that are stealing your childrens future from them along with yours. WAKE UP. Take action NOW! We are making history today.


HISTORY IS BEING MADE TODAY! http://www.ronpaul2008.com/ Check out the main page and watch the donations rising today. All across America people are giving for Liberty, Prosperity and Peace. Did you give yet to protect your freedom? Please give and let us show the main stream media that Americans care and our tired of politricksters and their tricks!

This is so exciting! This is a historical day for Liberty, Prosperity and Peace. Today donations have been averaging $152,000 per hour since midnight November 5th, 2007. We need your help right now. Please donate and become part of history. Right now we are very close to raising the most money in a single day by any candidate in the history of America. I believe we are one or two hours away from achieving the largest single donation day in history of any candidate EVER!!!

The wonderful difference is the money is coming from people like you and me and NOT from corporations with an agenda. Please go to the website and give what ever you can right now. www.ronpaul2008.com Thank you in advance for any donation you give. Your donation will make a difference in America.

Mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG2PUZoukfA Ron Paul: A New Hope

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P_vHlufc0Y Ron Paul w/ Dan Abrams CNBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay4vXZWxeuU Ron Paul TV Ad: #2 for New Hampshire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvY7KzPTdfE Ron Paul Radio Ad #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLnT_ojNZUM Ron Paul Snowball effect

Remember you are giving to protect your Liberty and your families.

Jason said...

Yes, Ron Paul has some hard core supporters. But on election day, a vote is a vote.

Karlito said...

Keith - Thanks for helping fight the good fight. All the donors too.

Without Ron Paul I doubt we'd be hearing the word "Constitution" or "Freedom" at all in the debates. And it would be extremely frustrating.

Just Government Health Care, Government Preemptive War, Government National ID Card, Government Housing/WallStreet Bailout, Government Military Draft, Government Torture.

Don't tell your kids you did nothing.

Anonymous said...

"How many Steve Jobs, Jonas Salks, or Einsteins have been aborted and lost to the world over the fast 40 years?"

I'm guessing not nearly as many as the number of Ken Lays, Charles Mansons, and Hitlers.

Anonymous said...

just donated $200

abb said...

In other words... RP supporters are the LEADERS of society.

Remember it was only 3% of the country were involved in the American Revolution.

Lost Cause said...

$4.2 fairly worthless dollars. And counting.

1776 AD said...

WOW, Ron Paul makes google HEADLINE News for the first time!

"Paul raises $3.68 Million in One Day."

Tuesday Morning, 12:15 AM EST

Way to go Ron!

Anonymous said...

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Then there's still tens of millions of ignorant sheep still voting for the status quo that got us into this mess


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Anonymous said...

$4.2 million raised so far.

So much for the theory that Ron Paul supporters are just a bunch of bloggers and wannabes. If that's the case, there are some rich bloggers out there.

JAG said...

Hey Clown...


Actually Ron is the only Republican that can beat Hillary...

Pound for Pound RP is the only dudez that can match Hillary fundraising so far.

More importantly, Ron can out flank Hillary on the left, using the War "just come home" and on the right with "family values."

Ron Paul is the Thomas Jefferson of our day, and the only person that can beat Hillary.

Please, you really think a social liberal, fiscally UNconservative aka NEOCON can beat Hillary..

YEAH. FUCKING. RIGHT.

www.ronpaul2008.com

keith said...

I'm shocked by how much the dude raised yesterday, and I'm seldom shocked.

He's at $7.2 million now for the quarter. This will shock the political world today, and watch other candidates try (unsuccessfully) to duplicate what RP supporters did yesterday.

Nice work HPers - we did our part.

Here's a note from the campaign:
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We just keep going! (11/5/07)

Is it possible to comprehend what we've done today? Earth-shattering, jaw-dropping... No matter which way you phrase it, Ron Paul is for real.

Over $3,800,000 raised.

More than 35,000 total donations.

1 message - and 1 candidate - unlike any other.

Can we keep our momentum going? The most successful fundraising day ever is John Kerry's $5.7 million. And that was on the day he accepted the Democratic nomination.

Let's do it: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate

Jonathan Bydlak
Fundraising Director
Ron Paul 2008

keith said...

Here's the article from the AP. Everyone go to http://www.drudgereport.com and copy this article into the "Send News Tips to Drudge" box on the bottom right - enough of you do it he'll get the story up...

Ron Paul Raises More Than $4.2 Million

By JIM KUHNHENN – 2 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $4.2 million in nearly 24 hours.

Paul, the Texas congressman with a libertarian tilt and an out-of-Iraq pitch, entered heady fundraising territory with a surge of Web-based giving tied to the commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day.

Fawkes was a British mercenary who failed in his attempt to kill King James I on Nov. 5, 1605. He also was the model for the protagonist in the movie "V for Vendetta." Paul backers motivated donors on the Internet with mashed-up clips of the film on the online video site YouTube as well as the Guy Fawkes Day refrain: "Remember, remember the 5th of November."

Paul's total deposed Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. When it comes to sums amassed in one day, Paul now ranks only behind Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30, and Barack Obama.

Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said the effort began independently about two months ago at the hands of Paul's backers. He said Paul picked up on the movement, mentioning in it speeches and interviews.

"It's been kind of building up virally," Benton said.

The $4.2 million represented online contributions from more than 37,000 donors, fundraising director Jonathan Bydlak said Monday night.

Paul has been lagging in the polls behind Republican front-runners. But he captured national attention at the end of September when he reported raising $5.2 million in three months, putting him fourth among Republican presidential candidates in fundraising for the quarter.

Paul as of Monday had raised more than $7 million since Oct. 1, more than half his goal of $12 million by the end of the year, according to his Web site.

Paul advocates limited government and low taxes like other Republicans, but he stands alone as the only GOP presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war. He also has opposed Bush administration security measures that he says encroach on civil liberties.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope he wins 08 elections or you my American friends are in a DEEP TROUBLE! (read SH!T)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wB7L_UVNfRM

Anonymous said...

If by some miracle he becomes prez, he still has nancy pelosi and harry reid to deal with. And ain't no tax cuts coming with those two.

No my friend, your $2300 is down the toilet.


No buddy, below is the real waste of money, as usual, by the "very conservative", "family values", "Christian", "small government", "patriotic", "all for the troops", GOP. The same GOP that loves to create phony wars so every crook out there can get rich with taxpayer money. Enjoy:

SAN DIEGO -- A former military contractor was convicted Monday of bribing disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham with cash, fancy vacations, furniture and prostitutes in exchange for help in getting government contracts.

Brent R. Wilkes, 53, of Poway was convicted in a San Diego federal court on all 13 counts involving more than $700,000 in bribes. He also faces separate charges of bribing a former CIA official, Dustin "Dusty" Foggo, to get contracts.

Wilkes is the second military contractor convicted of bribing Cunningham to use his influence on key congressional committees. Mitchell Wade, who owned a Washington-based firm specializing in the analysis of intelligence, pleaded guilty in February 2006 to giving Cunningham more than $1 million in bribes.

Wilkes denied bribing Cunningham in getting more than $80 million in contracts. He testified that he felt that giving gifts to powerful members of Congress was an accepted practice among firms trying to get military contracts.

Among other pieces of evidence, Cunningham had a "bribe menu" on congressional stationery indicating how much he demanded from contractors seeking his help, prosecutors said.

One of the counts against Wilkes involved his secret payments to help Cunningham buy a home in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe.

Anonymous said...

I donated to Ron Paul, even though I think he's a nut and I can't stand his positions on abortion and privatizing the military (Blackwater times 10,000, anyone?). On foreign policy, war, borders, and our currency, he's the only Republican talking any sense. I wish I could combine the best parts of Kucinich and Paul to make a perfect Progressive/Conservative Frankenstein candidate.

garyk said...

I'm giving money on a steady basis. This is great to see happening! Hope does exist for the US.

GO RON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I gotta give credit to Ron Paul. He is pulling off one hell of a scam. He is duping imbeciles like HPers into sending him money. He has no shot in hell of winning. Everyone knows this. And when he ends up getting 1% of the vote, nobody will be surprised. Yet he still keeps the $$.

Fucking brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is the Thomas Jefferson of our day, and the only person that can beat Hillary.

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Please do not insult Jefferson like that. Ron Paul is a nutjob with a following. He is today's version of Jim Jones.

Anonymous said...

Why are you people being hoodwinked into supporting this nutjob? Strip away his somewhat rational war and fiscal policies, and you still have your garden variety Republican trash:

-pro-gun
-anti-environment
-anti-alternative fuels
-anti-gay
-pro-life

Get some edumacashun at ontheissues.org!

Anonymous said...

-pro-gun
-anti-environment
-anti-alternative fuels
-anti-gay
-pro-life


Exactly why I support him 100%. You liberal swine have run this country into the shitter long enough. We need a conservative to bring it back.

Gavin said...

gay? I couldn't give a rat's ass ( or a gay man's ass for that matter ) what the sexual proclivities are of Ron Paul or his 43 man-servants. The economy is tanking and all you worry about is who he has sex with?

The only thing unusual would be if he wasn't having any sex at all.

This is not the time to be worrying about trifling matters - the fundamental underpinnings of society are at stake. Sexual preference is a nicety that might be a concern in 20 years after this crisis has passed. Until then, the US needs fiscally prudent leadership.

I enjoy my middle-class way of life, and NO candidate, republican or democrat, other than RP has the stones to make the sacrifices necessary to preserve it.

Pro-gun? Precisely what does that mean? Crime rates dropped in the mid-90's not because of anything police did, but precisely because of Roe v Wade.

Nothing else in that statement has any truthiness - or usefulness.

Ron Paul is the only candidate for president because he's the only one focused on the fundamental problem with the US : the lies about our horrible economy.

A vote for anyone other than Ron Paul is a vote to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

gavin, it's ignoramouses like you that should just kill yourselves. Just do us all a favor and freakin' die, already. It isn't just about the money, and if you think that is the only important issue right now, then you are a completely soulless piece of crap. What we are talking about are social issues that have broad implications- on our environment, on our bodies, on our FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO EQUALITY AND LIBERTY, which, in case you haven't noticed, the GOP has attempted to destroy. Obviously you could not give to flying figs about anything/anyone but yourself and your money. And it's assholes like you that probably would have supported Jim Crow laws and insisted on black drinking fountains and sitting in the back of the bus. Oh, but at least we didn't have real estate bubbles back in the day...

The train has already left the station. Financially and politically, the U.S. is fucked, and we have to pay the consequences, regardless of whom we elect into office. But at least we shouldn't have to suffer through another potential 8 years of this sanctimonious, gun-toting theocratic oppression.