Skip to comments.GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? (Paul increases campaign funds by 1,000% in 60 days to $5M!)
Posted on 06/07/2007 7:08:11 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis
GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man? Thursday, June 07, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com
Congressman Ron Pauls donations have moved up - not by hundreds of thousands - but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say.
The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, he had perhaps $500,000 on hand (see candidate estimates below).
FMNN had previously reported after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina - that candidate Ron Pauls (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.
Now observers close to the campaign are revealing with some astonishment that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million.
Thats a huge number at this stage, says one observer. That starts to put him in a position where he can compete state by state, anyway with the major candidates.
And this source added, Of course, its hard to tell because the numbers keep changing and thus nobody at the campaign has a firm count, at least not hour to hour. But the numbers are big. Its definitely over three, probably over four, and if it hasnt hit five yet, it will soon.
At this rate, say observers, Ron Paul could have something like $10 million in his coffers inside of several months, and the total could keep growing so long as he continues to hit on themes that Americans support how to return the country to a true, small government, constitutional republic and how to end the war in Iraq.
To be sure such amounts are somewhat speculative. But to put the amount of money Ron Paul is said to have raised recently in perspective, here are the figures of cash on hand for GOP candidates as of March 31, 2007:
Sam Brownback cash-on-hand: $806,626
Jim Gilmore cash-on-hand: $90,107
Rudy Giuliani cash-on-hand: $11,949,735
Mike Huckabee cash-on-hand: $373,918
Duncan Hunter cash-on-hand: $272,552
John McCain cash-on-hand: $5,180,799
Ron Paul cash-on-hand: $524,919
Mitt Romney cash-on-hand: $11,863,653
Tom Tancredo cash-on-hand: $575,078
Tommy Thompson cash-on-hand: $139,723
Staff Reports - Free-Market News Network
Paul can now actually campaign in states and run commercials.
It's kind of hard to break the 3% barrier when you don't actually have a campaign.
BUMP to that “kooky” Libertarian!!
Contendah for the nut house. Dr. Demento can share a room with Crazy Johnnie.
Screw the Constition! I want one-man rule by executive fiat in the form of Benito Giuliani.
“I am the decider” — GWB
So there are some rich moonbats out there. Who cares?
Screw the Constitution! I want one-man rule by executive fiat in the form of Benito Giuliani.
“I am the decider” — GWB
If he sticks to fiscal matters he could have a positive impact on the GOP primaries.
He’s too obsessed with focusing on fecal matters. :-)
Dubya is in the doghouse with me, dude. But you don’t replace misguided with insane.
Daggone... I have to admit, that’s pretty impressive.
How much of it came from MoveOn, and from Soros shadow organizations?
Charlie dropped about 20 years there.
Looks like Bin Laden is placing his oil money on Paul.
Let’s hope....because the rest of the “debates” have been nothing but a ‘Toy Matinee’ as far as I’m concerned. Duncan Hunter, the smartest one, stands there with his hand raised but the host passes him by.
Thanks for the lies. haven’t heard em in a while. He did not blame the US.
Gay friend huh? I would figure they would support the only transvestite running for office, Rudy Giuliani.
Of course not. He blamed Mary Poppins. ;-)
Thank you...now I don't have to post it...
Its substantial. Just read the left wing wing blogs.
The lefties are coming through for him big time.
Now if he triples his support he might break the margin of error in a professional poll.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Ron Paul did not say “It was our fault”, as you allege.
But then, you already know that.
No; he identified the causes of their hatred
Just like infidelity could drive a husband to murder their wife. The wife isn’t to blame for here own murder of course. But you, Benito Giuliani, and the rest would say that even brining up the infidelity would be “blaming the victim” and that “he killed his wife because he hated her freedom.”
As long as Paul is on the stage, he makes the Conservative look good.
Then again, anyone looks good standing next to a traitorous piece of crap like Ron Paul.
Leftism preaches big government and a Wilsonian foreign policy.
Ron Paul opposes big government and Wilsonian foreign policy.
That makes big-gummint, democracy-spreadin’ dubya the Lefty.
Ya think he could be a spoiler to the Dems if he goes third party? (No way the GOP is going to nominate someone who just fundamentally does not grok the Islamist-terrorist connection.)
"I sent Dr. Demento all my money I usually spend on my french fried taters. It's a crazy time to live these here days, and we needs a crazy guy. It's about time America elected a President someone who's just like me. I'm Karl Childers, and I approve this message. Uh huh."
I don’t mind Paul other than the fact he is nearly indistinguishable from Michael Moore when it comes to defense of our nation.
Rosie has alot of money is that who gave to him?
That L Ron Book graphic will help him with more donations, from liberals.
Of course he did and anyone who heard the debates know it, that is why he is the gops rosie
Dr. Demento’s “Cause of hatred” = CIA installing the Shah of Iran, 1953. Yup. Uh huh. He blamed US, dude. Sorry, no dice. That was the best thing that ever happened to Iran. Dragged it kicking and screaming into the modern era. Now, if he were to blame Carter for f***ing up the good we did there, he’d be on to something. But let’s be honest, the real cause of blame:
Mohammad = 7th Century.
Dr. Demento needs to get with the program or go back to his cell next to Karl’s at the nervous hospital.
No Rudy McRomneySon, thank you very much.
Which is why the lefties are sending all these bucks to RuPaul - LOL.
Yep, there’s a reason that all of this money hasn’t helped his poll numbers among GOP voters. It’s because all of his donations came from the DUmmies and other assorted left wing nutjobs.
Looks like a Benito Goose-stepper to me.
Bull! Moore wants us out of Iraq so we can intervene in humanitarian situations around the world!
Don’t like leaders, only loons ?
He did not.
Your logic is like saying I was robbed because the mugger hated my freedom, not because I had a Rolex on.
Pure denial of reality on the left wing, the Rudy wing, of the GOP.
he should be on the view where his blame america first feelings are accepted
Thanks for the flag.
Ever heard of blowback?
Events have consequences numskull, whether they are justified or not.
You prove my point on the Shah. Paul does not say that the Shah was worse than Mossadegh, but that the overthrow of Mossadegh caused the later revolution and hatred of foreigners.
??? Are they self-hating leftists?
That's because he is a conservative.
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