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Ron Paul Money Bomb Exploding ($1 million @ 9:30am)
USAdaily ^ | 11/5/07 | Larry Fester

Posted on 11/05/2007 7:26:30 AM PST by traviskicks

Ron Paul's presidential campaign is getting cash infusion today from grass roots activists on the internet. The activists plan to get 100,000 people to donate $100 each, boosting the campaign by 10 million dollars in a day.

Whether the goal of 10 million dollars in a day is achieved remains to be seen. The campaign as of 10 PM Sunday night had risen just under 2.8 million for the quarter.

As of Monday, 9:30 AM Eastern time, Paul’s campaign has risen over a million dollars bringing the total to over 4.1 million for the quarter.

Paul’s campaign raised over 5 million in the third quarter and had over 5 million cash on hand at the start of this quarter.

The one day fund raising push is already a success and it hasn’t shown any signs of losing momentum. Paul’s campaign had nothing to do with the grass roots effort which makes it even more impressive.

Ron Paul voted against the Iraq war and says he will bring the troops home immediately. Paul seeks to eliminate federal income taxes and wants to reform the monetary system by authorizing competing currencies backed by gold and silver.

Paul also voted against the Patriot Act and has been an outspoken defender of the Bill of Rights.


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This could add up to several million more before the end of the day... Another signs of growing grassroots support:

Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Group Membership Tops 60,000
1 posted on 11/05/2007 7:26:33 AM PST by traviskicks
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To: traviskicks; mnehrling; Allegra; wideawake; jdm

Just look at all the cash flowing in from leftists trying to sabotage the GOP primaries!


2 posted on 11/05/2007 7:28:28 AM PST by Petronski (Here we go, Steelers. Here we go!)
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To: Abathar; Abram; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; Allosaurs_r_us; ...
thisnovember5th



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3 posted on 11/05/2007 7:28:29 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: George W. Bush; OrthodoxPresbyterian

ping


4 posted on 11/05/2007 7:29:08 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: traviskicks
Another signs of growing grassroots support:

Yup. Without a doubt. Your guy is the next guy in a presidential primary to be the guy with amazing grassroot support with a strong internet presence who will be an also-ran.

5 posted on 11/05/2007 7:31:02 AM PST by the808bass
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To: traviskicks

Suckers.


6 posted on 11/05/2007 7:31:06 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: Petronski
Just look at all the cash flowing in from leftists trying to sabotage the GOP primaries!

Who else would choose Guy Fawkes day to do such a thing? They honor a left-wing, terrorist by staging their biggest fundraising events with signs all over "Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November". One was put up at MIT this morning.

If you look back at DUmmie FUnnies or on DU itself, you'll see they have been wanting to stage something on Guy Fawkes for ages. They finally have done it.

I hope all the Paul supporters here are proud of your Guy Fawkes celebration.

7 posted on 11/05/2007 7:31:40 AM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Petronski
Ain't nothing a little beano couldn't fix...


8 posted on 11/05/2007 7:31:55 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: traviskicks

I find this funny. If I see an illegally placed campaign sign in town, it’s always a Ron Paul sign. You see them in medians everywhere. It’s like the Paul campaign can’t get anyone to put up a sign so they just stick them anywhere.


9 posted on 11/05/2007 7:33:35 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Petronski

Actually, if you look at the map of where his money is coming from, it’s largely Western states and states like Texas and New Hampshire.


10 posted on 11/05/2007 7:35:08 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist (Scary thought: Half of all people are dumber than the average person.)
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To: the808bass
Yup. Without a doubt. Your guy is the next guy in a presidential primary to be the guy with amazing grassroot support with a strong internet presence who will be an also-ran.

and also crazy

11 posted on 11/05/2007 7:36:25 AM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: traviskicks
IMHO, Ron Paul doesn't have a chance nationally to capture a sufficient majority to win the White House even in a three-man or two-man and one-woman race. Even if he did his policies would not pass the Congress that would be seated which at the present moment appears to be a majority Democratic Congress ... he could not stop budget increases, IRS Code growth or seat Supreme Court Justices of conservative or libertarian beliefs - since all controlled by Congress. His Executive Orders and management of the Executive Branch, following his stated ideals and beliefs, could well set the public up for a tremendous amount of chaos during and after his term.

Paul does have enough money to be a real spoiler and catapult a liberal into the White House though.
12 posted on 11/05/2007 7:38:04 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: K-oneTexas

On the non chance that Paul became president both parties would refuse to deal with him rendering him isolated and ineffective in the white house for his single term.


13 posted on 11/05/2007 7:42:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: traviskicks
“Who else would choose Guy Fawkes day to do such a thing? They honor a left-wing, terrorist ...”

Guy Fawkes was a Catholic not a leftist and Protestant Britons have a huge celebration every year in his name. You are reaching with this one.

14 posted on 11/05/2007 7:43:19 AM PST by monday
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To: monday; traviskicks
OK, let's just say he is a Terrorist. Although I'm sure most simply associate him with 'V' from V for Vendetta
15 posted on 11/05/2007 7:48:21 AM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: traviskicks

Thanks traviskicks. Gave at the internet already, LOL. No matter, it will be a great day for him in terms of dollars. Wonder if Hillary will call the chinese for cash, Mitt write himself another check, McCain call his mom to give him his allowance and on and on with the rest of them.


16 posted on 11/05/2007 7:52:24 AM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: monday
Oh, one more thing, you do know that Guy Fawkes day in the UK is celebrated by burning him in effigy?


17 posted on 11/05/2007 7:56:32 AM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: cripplecreek
True. The Executive Orders implementing his policies would/could be over ruled by legislation coming out of Congress ... adding new law have full force and effect equal to that of the Constitution when the Courts review. Unconstitutional laws made by Congress are few and far between.

Some Executive Orders in an effort to enact his strongly held beliefs of government ... maybe pulling out of UN or closing the IRS. Unlikely you say?

He could through management decisions implement isolationist policies ... by pull all troops home from overseas posts. What would happen to the State Department if isolationist policies are implemented? Our stated foreign policy would be isolation ... not being engaged against terrorists or any others.

With no line item veto he could not stop government spending on welfare and other entitlements. He could reduce the size of Executive Branch Agencies to reduce the size of government. But that does not stop Congressional spending.

Can you imagine this? No, not just ineffective ... down right disastrous.
18 posted on 11/05/2007 7:59:29 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: mnehrling
Guy Fawkes = The only man to ever enter Parliament with honorable intentions.
19 posted on 11/05/2007 8:10:55 AM PST by SubGeniusX (The People have UNENUMERATED RIGHTS ... the Govt. does NOT have UNENUMERATED POWERS)
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To: mnehrling

He’s no more a terrorist than were the Founding Fathers.

One man’s revolutionary is another’s terrorist.

jas3


20 posted on 11/05/2007 8:18:16 AM PST by jas3
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To: mnehrling
“Although I’m sure most simply associate him with ‘V’ from V for Vendetta”

I doubt that since most people haven’t even seen the movie. I certainly never associated Guy Fawlkes with the movie, indeed I am only vaguely aware of the movie. How do you know Paul choose the day because of Guy Fawlkes? It could be just a coincidence. Every day of the year is a holiday somewhere in the world, and frankly choosing a british holiday seems a bit obscure for an American politician, assuming he is trying to make a statement. Most people simply won't get it.

21 posted on 11/05/2007 8:22:38 AM PST by monday
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To: mnehrling
“Oh, one more thing, you do know that Guy Fawkes day in the UK is celebrated by burning him in effigy? “

yeah, the Brits don’t like Catholics. Oliver Cromwell and his round heads killed most of them in Briton and Ireland. Old animosities die hard.

22 posted on 11/05/2007 8:27:23 AM PST by monday
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To: monday
The original November 5th website had ‘V’ images all over it and if you go over to the PaulForums, they were all dressing like V and praising him.
23 posted on 11/05/2007 8:32:49 AM PST by mnehring (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: traviskicks

V for Vendetta is the movie of choice for the anti-American, Jews did 9/11, moonbat crowd.

In other words: Paul’s base.


24 posted on 11/05/2007 8:49:59 AM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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A Guy Fawkes moneybomb ping! (C'mon, guys, even Petronski is cheering us on. I think he's gonna chip in too!)
25 posted on 11/05/2007 9:10:56 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: traviskicks
YES! THE CHECK FROM SOROS HAS CLEARED! WHOO-HOO! TIME TO UPGRADE MY BASEMENT AND BUY NEW REVOLUTION POSTERS!
26 posted on 11/05/2007 9:11:52 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: traviskicks

This is really Dr. No’s Retirement Account. It boggles the mind that so many self-anointed “bright” people can be this gullible.


27 posted on 11/05/2007 9:12:15 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: mnehrling
They honor a left-wing, terrorist...

Sorry to interrupt your little script but Guy Fawkes was a conservative Catholic monarchist terrorist from my understanding.
28 posted on 11/05/2007 9:13:06 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: K-oneTexas
Paul does have enough money to be a real spoiler and catapult a liberal into the White House though.

How? He's not running as a 3rd party or independent candidate.

29 posted on 11/05/2007 9:15:23 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
YES! THE CHECK FROM SOROS HAS CLEARED! WHOO-HOO! TIME TO UPGRADE MY BASEMENT AND BUY NEW REVOLUTION POSTERS!

You should buy a Volvo and some yuppie sandals and make your reservations to summer in Martha's Vineyard too.
30 posted on 11/05/2007 9:16:50 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: traviskicks; All

So, how much of this money is only pledges that never pan out?


31 posted on 11/05/2007 9:18:04 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: West Coast Conservative
There's also a Money Bomb for Paul on Veteran's Day, November 11th.

But I'm sure your next talking points will be that the veterans were Code Pinkers and Truthers.

32 posted on 11/05/2007 9:18:32 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kittymyrib
This is really Dr. No’s Retirement Account. It boggles the mind that so many self-anointed “bright” people can be this gullible.

He already has a pension from serving in the military and a private pension (Note: Not the lavish pension that greedy Congresscritters opt into) from investing some of his salary each year as a Congressman.

Look, why can't you guys just appreciate that there are ordinary folks out there that support him? All this talk about kooks and white supremacists supporting Paul, it's just sour grapes by those angry that people are starting to wake up and see what's going on in our gov't. Are you guys really mad that folks aren't gravitating to the other candidates and donating to them?

33 posted on 11/05/2007 9:23:09 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: George W. Bush
Petronski is cheering us on.

Liar.

34 posted on 11/05/2007 9:24:41 AM PST by Petronski (Here we go, Steelers. Here we go!)
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To: SoldierDad
So, how much of this money is only pledges that never pan out?

Hard to tell. Looks like Paul may get $3-5 million today. People are still at work so I expect more donations after 3 pm EST.

35 posted on 11/05/2007 9:26:37 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: traviskicks

No thanks. Either Ron Paul gets his head right on our RETALIATORY war against radical Islam, or he can go back to his gyno practice in Texas...


36 posted on 11/05/2007 9:27:28 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Stop confusing them with the facts. :-)


37 posted on 11/05/2007 9:28:38 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: traviskicks
$1.65m as of 12:30pm eastern

AND CLIMBING STRONG!!!

38 posted on 11/05/2007 9:30:19 AM PST by SubGeniusX (The People have UNENUMERATED RIGHTS ... the Govt. does NOT have UNENUMERATED POWERS)
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To: SoldierDad


So, how much of this money is only pledges that never pan out?

None. This is all just online donations.

If you keep checking, the following graph will update dynamically. Ron Paul's campaign has followed Fred Thompson's prescription for campaign finance reform and posts fundraising totals live and you can catch the names and locations of the donors too.

You can find forty different live-updated fundraising graphs at: RonPaulGraphs.com - Q4 Donation Statistics & Stuff

Ron Paul will pass $1.6M in a few minutes with only half the day over.
39 posted on 11/05/2007 9:30:50 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Just wait til the primary is over. He’ll announce his turd party run shortly thereafter.


40 posted on 11/05/2007 9:31:54 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: George W. Bush

Unless and until that money is in an actual account, I don’t count a single dime of it. Too easy for people to make a campaign promise to donate, and then not send the money in.


41 posted on 11/05/2007 9:33:23 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: Petronski
You're just being peevish because you don't have a cool Guy Fawkes fundraising event for your guy.

Jealousy, it's an ugly thing, Petro.
42 posted on 11/05/2007 9:34:51 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

“cool Guy Fawkes” is a contradiction in terms, unless you’re a greasy leftist with a bad case of Patchouli-stink.


43 posted on 11/05/2007 9:36:27 AM PST by Petronski (Here we go, Steelers. Here we go!)
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To: SoldierDad

These are not “promises (or pledges)” to donate... these are actual “funds donated” through the https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/ website...

all donations are w/ a MC/Visa/Amex/Paypal ...

This is all “Real Money” unless you are going to make the argument that many of these folks will donate then attempt to dispute/reverse the CC charges...


44 posted on 11/05/2007 9:38:58 AM PST by SubGeniusX (The People have UNENUMERATED RIGHTS ... the Govt. does NOT have UNENUMERATED POWERS)
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To: SoldierDad
He’ll announce his turd party run shortly thereafter.

Dream on. He'll receive the keynote speech at the convention to appease the libertarians and independents that the GOP nominee will need to defeat Hillary, and endorse the nominee in return. Chris Peden will drop his ridiculous Congressional run as a result.

45 posted on 11/05/2007 9:40:21 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Petronski

Fawkes was far from a “leftist”


46 posted on 11/05/2007 9:41:21 AM PST by SubGeniusX (The People have UNENUMERATED RIGHTS ... the Govt. does NOT have UNENUMERATED POWERS)
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To: SubGeniusX
This is all “Real Money”

Are you sure it's not Truthers and White Supremacists spamming the same-old crumpled $100 bill throughout network servers? :-)

47 posted on 11/05/2007 9:43:18 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We shall see, we shall see.


48 posted on 11/05/2007 9:43:24 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: SoldierDad
Unless and until that money is in an actual account, I don’t count a single dime of it.

Huh? It is. These are online credit card and debit card donations. It isn't counted until the card debit clears.

No, these are real donations and that is how much money they've taken in today already. The money has already transferred by the time it's reported to our totals.

There is no "pledging" on RP's campaign. Either you write a check at one of his events or mail it in. Or you donate online (the vast majority of his fundraising) and it is debited immediately and added to the total and your name (normally) shows briefly in a banner on the page. Today, there may be too many donors for them to show every name.

However, at the novemberfifth.com website, we did have about 18,000 people sign up to donate $100 or more today. So that was a "pledge" but not at all associated with the RP campaign. Ron Paul and the staff just finally heard about this last week. It was the grassroots young people that dreamed this up about a month ago. They're so excited about it. LOL.
49 posted on 11/05/2007 9:43:27 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

Sure, sure. And I’ll win a senate seat too. LOL.


50 posted on 11/05/2007 9:44:38 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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