Skip to comments.Ron Paul's War Chest Swelled in 4th Quarter
Posted on 12/30/2007 10:07:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may lag behind in public-opinion polls. But after raising about $19 million for the final three months of the year, he is now among his party's front-runners in the race for campaign cash.
When the books close on the year's fourth quarter today, the plain-spoken antiwar Texas congressman will have posted one of the best fund-raising periods of any Republican presidential candidate this year.
To be sure, other Republican candidates hadn't disclosed their fourth-quarter fund-raising figures as of yesterday. But to date, only former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has issued a better three-month report, and just once: $20.8 million in the first quarter, not counting loans the former venture capitalist made to his campaign.
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Dr. Paul crossed the $19 million mark shortly after midnight. There’s a mini-money bomb today - the goal is to get past the $20 million mark.
As for the thread at hand, 19 million is quite a bit of money.
Sorry about that. It’s really not a PING list but I’ll be sure not to include your FReep name in the future.
I think this is one of the most hopeful stories of the election cycle. That there are a lot of Americans that will put up money to back someone with Paul’s principles. One can believe that all is not yet lost.
I’m sure CodePink and George Soros kicked in.
With that kind of Howard Dean money, Paul should be in the lead by double digits.
I wouldn't have thought that those sources would appreciate Paul's traditional conservative principles, but hey, it is still a free country, and I guess anyone is free to give to anywhom.
Something smells fishy about Paul’s fund raising. I just don’t see his “political customers” with that kind of money.
Unless a lot of them are in the closet. But, then, why aren’t they reflected in the polls?
This is supposed to be federal hard money, which means Soros can only have kicked in $2300.
It’s impressive how much money he’s raised simply by being the flavor of the cycle for the youngsters entering politics.
And .. in case nobody has noticed .. Ron is being funded by George Soros.
This is on purpose .. because Soros will do ANYTHING to keep the repubs out of the WH.
Thus, we do not need campaign fiance laws which do nothing but subsidize candidates that have no real support.
This would be good news if Dr. Paul was not an isolationist.
OTOH, I don’t have any problem with someone who champions the Constitution actually getting his voice heard during a campaign.
That’s about all it’s going to be.
I believe you, but do you have any links on tap? For a friend of mine.
I hope Soros is pouring mucho dineros into this, with his track records in elections. All the money in the world can’t make the unelectable electable.
Make that "someone who claims to champion the Constitution". We already know about his "I voted for the 'Use of Force Resolution' for Afghanistan, before I decided that only a Declaration of War was Constitutional in the case of Iraq" dodge. Ditto for his "I proposed earmarks for my constituents, before I voted against them" charade. To paraphrase a line from a current movie: "You're no Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Paul".
Must be more White Supremacist in this County, than I thought, for Ron Paul to get that kind of money.
Soros’ isn’t directly contributing to Ron Paul. Soros does contribute to Moveon. Moveon sponsors websites that encourage people to contribute to Ron Paul. Generally speaking these websites don’t get into Ron’s views on economics but only emphasize that he is the only anti-war republican running who will bring the troops home, etc. Soros and moveon recognize that Ron Paul won’t win but they do see this as an opportunity to disrupt the republican party.
ROFL. How's Romney's fundraising? Did he give himself a loan yet?
How does it disrupt the rep. party, since Paul's chances of winning the nomination are minimal if existent at all? I would think Paul's candidacy serves to attract liberals away from the democrats. His anti-interventionism stance and enlightened position on the war on drugs could serve to peel some voters away from the liberal party. The only way Paul's campaign can hurt anything is if he runs as a third party candidate, but again, he would be appealing to voters of all stripes, so it would be a wash.