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
I think you are giving the whining neoconservative contingent too much credit.
Then you definitely ought to know better.
NAme one freedom you lost since 911. It’s pure fiction.
You’re right. Mr. Paul probably didn’t forget. He just forgot to mention why Iraq was bombed, hence making it seem our fault and without foundation (never mind that the zones were set up to keep Shiites and Kurds from Saddam’s slaughtering tendencies).
Anything that sounds like blame America first matters to Al-Qaeda, the MSM and leftists everywhere.
Registered, c’mon man... sheesh!
You wouldn’t know what a neo-conservative is if one bit you in the arse. ALL the staunch reaganites voted for the Iraq war and al want to see it completed sucessfully. The Reagan Wing of the Party is not “neo-conservative”
So why does Bushes AG even say it’s not a declared war?
— You are correct in that we are in a Hamiltonian America. However, it is not because of industrialization. We could just as easily be decentralized and industrialized.
— On explicit powers: Yes, that’s what he’d do.
— On Taxes: Paul has not clarified what types of taxes would be collected in his minarchist govt. He’s strongly against tariffs, as they distort trade. Perhaps we could tax state treasuries, a sort of membership fee for being in the Union.
— Paul is a HUGE gold bug and wants to go back to a true, pre-1913 Gold Standard.
— I think he would keep a small standing Army that could be rapidly expanded if we had to retaliate for an act of agression. Paul has a fondness for Writ of Marquees, contracts given out to mercenaries to perform military actions. Paul introduced one after 9/11 to have Blackwater or somebody like that go after the Taliban.
— Ron Paul would follow the guidance of Jefferson: Trade and Friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.
— As the US business climate improves, manufacturing jobs would come back. It has been shown that cutting corporate taxes causes manufacturing jobs to come back; look at Ireland after they cut theirs in half. Imagine if we were the only major country in the world with out corporate taxes or endless regulation???
— The Progressives were not Jeffersonians using Hamiltonian ends. The Progressives were tihgly aligned with Big Business. Big Business, in fact, regualated itself to hurt small competitors. Gabriel Kolko’s “The Triumph of Conservatism” is a great book on the subject.
— Paul said in the debates he would eliminate the Commerce Cabinet position.
— Big Business and Big Government LOVE each other. When he was on the daily show, Paul was asked by John Stewart is he was worried about “turning over controls” to corporations. Paul said there is a difference between Having corporations and the gov’t in cahoots under “corporatism”, and having consumer driven firms like Microsoft. It was a high-level argument that many leftists overlook. Part of the Left attacks corporations because they are seen as “appendages of the state”; Paul pointed out the clear distinctions between the bloodsuckers that depend on Gov’t pork and regulation to survive and the true entrepreneurial firms.
— If Ron Paul is elected, the American people, at least half of them, would have to agree with Paul. He’d have a mandate for change.
— How do you return to a hard money standard without inflicting massive pain? — Easy! The first economy to go back on the gold standard will be the most successful. The first one gets gold at the cheapest price, and all others will follow. Investment will flow to the economy with the strongest, soundest currency, which would be a gold-backed one. There would be a massive inflection in the price of Gold; whoever is on the left side of the curve wins! I am actually concerned that the Chinese may use part of their massive reserves to go on a gold or silver standard, putting themselves at the head of the economic table for the next 100 years. Also, the amount of value in the world does not need to be backed up by gold, just the currency; they are not the same thing. Currently, GDP is higher than dollars in circulation, for example. As long as the monetary authority guarantees a fixed amount of gold for their currencies, that’s all you need.
— If we pulled back in the world, we would be on par militarily with the EU, Russia, and China. We would have a multi-polar system and a true balance of Power. We had a similar setup in the 19th Century and we saw relative peace and the blossoming of international capitalism.
— In my opinion, our last chance is to elect a guy like Paul to reverse the tide. If it is not reversed, eventual secession may be the only option. By eventual I mean decades , 50 years, or even a century. Who knows how long it will take to travel down the Road to Serfdom.
“FDR was anti WWII before Pearl Harbor”
He was trying to leverage us into the war for a year-and-a-half before the PH!
Who? Alberto? Same reason he says that we are doing everything we can to stop illegals from coming over the border?
No. He was trying to help Britain all he could w/o sending our men. Churchill was practically begging him.
The money is coming from average people like me. Thousands of us all over the country. I don’t have enough money right now to donate a lump sum, so I contribute $25 weekly. I know of at least a dozen people who are donating money this way. And we’re getting our friends and family to donate money to Ron Paul as well.
Ron Paul had the largest, most enthusiastic and most vocal group of supporters at the NH debate on Wednesday. The other candidates’ supporters were visibly shaken by how many of us there were and how excited we were!! Underdog, minority candidate indeed!
Over the next few months you will see a “Howard Dean” effect in regards to organizing and fund raising. Hmmm... if not President, Ron Paul for chairman of the GOP???
In Reagan’s little-noticed 1968 run for President, Reagan recieved two delegate votes. One of his delegates to the Convention was Ron Paul. ‘Nuff said.
I wonder how much this money has come from the Soros minions.
Here was Ron’s argument “I’m against going to war. But if you’re going to go to war, at least declare war.”
i’m no ron paul supporter, but the hijackers weren’t exactly angry about Iraq. If you take Bin Laden’s words at face value, he’s upset about U.S. support for the Saudi regime, and for stationing troops in the Middle East...
We bombed them when Clinton needed to wag the dog. We bombed them when we thought they were hiding something as well. We also bombed them enforcing a no fly zone which the UN Considered illegal so that we could enforce a UN resolution. Makes sense to me.
Paul has listed all four factors (Iraq, Saudi, troops in the middle east, and Israel/Palestine).
I am not impressed.
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