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Romney campaign: $7.4 million raised online since Ryan was named VP ($100K an hour)
Hot Air ^ | August 14, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 08/14/2012 7:02:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Enthusiasm, to the tune of $100,000+ per hour:

Andrea Saul@andreamsaul

In 72 hours, @MittRomney & @PaulRyanVP raised $7.4 million online with over 101,000 donations

14 Aug 12 Reply Retweet Favorite

It’s a testament to the phenomenal excitement that greeted Palin’s 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, they’re still averaging 30,000 donations per day over the last 48 hours. That’s 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 they’re doing this week? I’d be awfully curious to know whose side the GOP’s megabucks donors are on with respect to Ryan’s 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…

They’re worried about inviting Medicare — usually death for Republicans — into the campaign. They’re worried it sidetracks the jobs issue. They’re worried he’ll expose the fact that Romney doesn’t have a budget plan. Most of all, they’re worried that Romney was on track to lose anyway — and now that feels all but certain…

“He just doesn’t 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 Ryan’s 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 don’t 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 they’re apparently all working for the GOP. Terrific.

Here’s Stewart and “The Daily Show” with a cute segment on how confident each side is that Ryan’s going to win them the election. Pessimistic exit question: What’s ultimately a bigger liability for Romney’s new VP, the Medicare debate — or this?

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; 2012veep; elections; fundraising; paulryan; romney; ryan
If those "unnamed GOP operatives" even exist, except in the imaginations of the Politico staff.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 7:02:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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......


2 posted on 08/14/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: GotMojo
I smell Panic on Team Obama bad now

Here in North Carolina he is showing huge New Port Beach Vanderbilt Mansions to define Roomey and even claiming he will cut the Debt.

3 posted on 08/14/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My $25.00 contribution will be in the mail tomorrow.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 7:13:33 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: GotMojo

Crickets are chirping by friend ... no bump for Oboma$$ on this one.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 7:19:23 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: scooby321

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......


7 posted on 08/14/2012 7:20:11 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well then Ryan was a good investment risk for him wasnt he ???


8 posted on 08/14/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: 23 Everest

I can only do $20, things are real tight, but it is what it is. I may do some phone calls, though.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 7:32:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

God bless you and thank you for your service! You have paid enough.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 7:35:42 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: doc1019
Crickets are chirping by friend ... no bump for Oboma$$ on this one.

Maybe when he names Biden as his running mate, again.

11 posted on 08/14/2012 7:39:00 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 23 Everest

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.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 8:03:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


13 posted on 08/14/2012 8:27:04 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 8:52:34 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will grow cancer in your body.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$73 per donor - sounds like the 1 percent is taking over.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:45:44 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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