Skip to comments.Romney campaign: $7.4 million raised online since Ryan was named VP ($100K an hour)
Posted on 08/14/2012 7:02:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Enthusiasm, to the tune of $100,000+ per hour:
In 72 hours, @MittRomney & @PaulRyanVP raised $7.4 million online with over 101,000 donations
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Its a testament to the phenomenal excitement that greeted Palins selection in 2008 that Team McCain raised $8.8 million in just 48 hours after she was named VP. As for Ryan, Ed noted on Sunday that Team Mitt collected $3.5 million on 41,000 donations during the first day after he was introduced, which tells us two things. One: As you might expect, the bigger donations from more ardent Ryan fans came flooding in right away. Over the first 24 hours, the average contribution was north of 85 bucks. Two: Although it took them two more days to raise just a bit more money than they did on day one, theyre still averaging 30,000 donations per day over the last 48 hours. Thats the smaller-money donors flowing in now to show their support too, which has driven the average contribution down to a shade above $73.
But never mind all that; given the huge sums being spent this year on both sides, this is pocket change. The real money is in Republican Super PACs. Anyone seen any reports on how theyre doing this week? Id be awfully curious to know whose side the GOPs megabucks donors are on with respect to Ryans selection. Are they in sync with the base, which is thrilled to see Romney show such balls on an issue as momentous as entitlement reform? Or are they in sync with the pessimistic strategists who are already in Game Change II mode for Politico?
"In more than three dozen interviews with Republican strategists and campaign operatives old hands and rising next-generation conservatives alike the most common reactions to Ryan ranged from gnawing apprehension to hair-on-fire anger that Romney has practically ceded the election
Theyre worried about inviting Medicare usually death for Republicans into the campaign. Theyre worried it sidetracks the jobs issue. Theyre worried hell expose the fact that Romney doesnt have a budget plan. Most of all, theyre worried that Romney was on track to lose anyway and now that feels all but certain
He just doesnt seem like he can step into the job on Day One, said [one] strategist, who professed himself a Ryan fan
This is the day the music died, one Republican operative involved in 2012 races said after the rollout. The operative said that every House candidate now is racing to get ahead of this issue.
Another strategist emailed midway through Romney and Ryans first joint event Saturday: The good news is that this ticket now has a vision. The bad news is that vision is basically just a chart of numbers used to justify policies that are extremely unpopular.
Good lord. I see some potential pitfalls in the pick too but I dont remotely believe that Romney has practically ceded the election. A terrifying thought, my friends: Not only are there people out there who are considerably more eeyorish than I am, but theyre apparently all working for the GOP. Terrific.
Heres Stewart and The Daily Show with a cute segment on how confident each side is that Ryans going to win them the election. Pessimistic exit question: Whats ultimately a bigger liability for Romneys new VP, the Medicare debate or this?
(VIDEO AT LINK)
it would be interesting to see if B.O. saw any lift. The MSM would have you believe the Ryan pick has energized the lib base. Let’s see some proof......
Here in North Carolina he is showing huge New Port Beach Vanderbilt Mansions to define Roomey and even claiming he will cut the Debt.
My $25.00 contribution will be in the mail tomorrow.
Crickets are chirping by friend ... no bump for Oboma$$ on this one.
Unnamed republican operatives = Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace who both worked for McShame in 2008. Both are sniffing Jeb’s jockstrap and praying that R&R lose so that they have a gig with Bush#3 in a few years.
These two are lower than plankton $h!t.
would love to see a montage of all the crazy Obama / Dem attack ads followed by Mitt & Ryan talking about bringing real hope and change with specific policy commitments. That’s the only ad they’d need to run......
Well then Ryan was a good investment risk for him wasnt he ???
I can only do $20, things are real tight, but it is what it is. I may do some phone calls, though.
God bless you and thank you for your service! You have paid enough.
Maybe when he names Biden as his running mate, again.
I wish everyone in America could visit places overseas like I did in the Army. They’d appreciate the United States a lot more, I think. We have a great set-up here, even now, and we’re in grave danger of losing it forever in just over 2 months. This is no time for purity and third parties, IMO. If I had $10,000 to spare, it’d be on the way to a SuperPAC right now.
I agree with you. You need to hold on to your money. You are supporting more than you know just by the posts I’ve read from you. The rest of us will step up more to protect patriots like you.
All the best!
You speak the truth bro! I have visited Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Czech Repub, Egypt, Baharain, India, almost every Caribbean country, including Peurto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominican Repub, Trinidad, St Kitts, Grenada, Martinique, etc.
If money was no object I would live in Monte Carlo/Nice area. Cheapest housing there will cost $2+ million, so that is out. The only other place I liked was Sweden, but don’t think could tolerate the high taxes. Although I read they are now promoting reduction in corporate taxes.
So, when all is said and done, can’t beat good ole USA.
$73 per donor - sounds like the 1 percent is taking over.