Skip to comments.Ron Paul raises $9 million in 2 months
Posted on 11/24/2007 9:22:29 AM PST by traviskicks
In another sign of Rep. Ron Paul's online fundraising prowess, the Republican presidential candidate from Texas said in a TV interview Friday that he has raised more than $9 million during the past two months and expects to raise a total of at least $12 million for the fourth quarter.
Paul, speaking on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital with Al Hunt," said he considers his recent fundraising success "astounding."
He added that his campaign plans another "special" fundraising day Dec. 16. On Nov. 5, Paul supporters raised $4.3 million, one of the biggest single-day showings of any candidate in history.
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The fact that “mere” congressman oppose Paul may be in his favor!
RINOs are precommitted to Rudy, and some will yet be tempted by HRC because they want to see a “woman president” in their “lifetimes”.
> CORPORATE & FOREIGN DONATIONS ARE ILLEGAL, YOU TWIT!
Besides, all of those go to Hillary!
I found a RP flier on my car yesterday.
It does not mention him being prolife. It does, however, say that “he grows organic tomatoes and loves the land.”
“Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2008 PCC”
I guess they don’t want their followers to know he’s prolife.
Right......he won't need congress to get all that done that he says he can.....he'll need congress or he'll need martial law....which do you choose?
Interesting comment coming from a Freeper who has a history of racing around screaming "I'm not a Paulbot."
!st Thank you for finally admitting you have been lying about your orientation all the times you made that claim. Being honest is at least a start.
However, I also have to thank you for once again proving my point about you Paulbots.
First, If you are going to be stupid enough to plagiarize from a Freeper, don't post back to the person you are ripping off your plagiarism. That is just moronic.
Additionally, if you are incapable of actually forming a rational, coherent serious response to the point being made, it is by far best for you to maintain silence rather then expose yourself, as you did, as yet another idiot level intellect mindlessly worshiping the demagogic drivel that flows out of Der Paul's mouth.
Since you want to play, I will give you a chance to start rebuilding your seriously shattered intellectual credibility.
I will ask you the same question I have asked the rest of the Paul drones. Still waiting for an intellectually coherent, sane response from at least ONE of you.
No slogans, No sounds bits, no screaming bile at everyone who doesn't share your blind adoration of all things Paul, please explain how and what would a Paul Administration do anything?
See what you drones continually forget is you need OUR votes. We have no reason at all to support your god. So you actually have to convince enough skeptical, critical people to support your god to win. Screaming self congratulatory slogans or daily postings of these endless threads full of mindless slavish drivel about Der Paul isn't going to win you even one more vote.
HERE is an example of an answer a serious Presidential Candidate would give. Notice NONE of Pauls answers ever fit this format. Instead they are all mindless sloganeering and/or bile filled ranting at everyone and everything. That may make the Paulbots break out in a fever of sexual excitement but it doesn't gain them even a single vote.
Slogans are not solutions. Electing a President is serious business and should not be treated like a high school popularity contest.
See to answer "how" Paul would have to be saying something like this below. The whole problem with him is his whole campaign is based on misdirection and emotional hysteria, not a serious rational discussion of the issues of the day.
Paul might be taken seriously by thinking people if he said something like this instead of merely spewing slogans.
On Federal Spending. Federal Spending is out of control. To put our fiscal house in order my Administration will work with the Congress to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution. I will work with Congress to abolish base line budgeting, eliminate earmarks, impose strict pay as you go rules for new spending. In my 1st term, I will reduce the federal deficit to zero and return our Govt budget to surplus. To achieve that goal, I will impose a mandatory 2% increase cap on all executive agencies budgets, require a top to bottom review of all agency functions and work with the Congress to reduce or eliminate departments x-y-z.
That is just the 1st step. Serious budget reform can only take place when we reform both the tax code and the systems of entitlements we have created. There has been no serious Social Security or Medicare reform since the systems were created! Obvious a system that is 75 years old in one case, and 40 years old in the other are way over due for an overhaul.
To overhaul these systems I will introduce legislation to the Congress that will privatize the following parts of both the Medicare and Social Security systems...
That is an example of answers that tell us HOW a politician plans to do something. Nothing in PaulÃs campaign does any of this. All he does is spew reckless demagoguery based on Talk Radio culled slogans designed to push the emotional hot buttons of a certain fringe segments of the US population Too bad for them we dont elect a President simply for spewing the best sounding rhetoric on this emotional hot button issue or that one. We elect a President on the base of his whole agenda.
George Soros has mighty deep pockets.....
For shame on you Dark Lord! You are well named, but Calvanist? I dunno about that!
Duncan Hunter is the first to understate his deployment in Vietnam. He openly claims no fame for his service, though he did earn the Bronze Star for it. Where is your respect for his service, or have you none for those who put their lives in harms way for their country?
See post 59
As I understand it, Ron Paul never left the states during his stretch of service.
So that’s where all his money is coming from! This should be broadcast to all the country! Thanks, AuntB, for that “appauling” link. I will give it to a few of my friends who are seriously considering Ron Paul.
See my post #70.
Exactly, they don’t want people to know that Paul is pro-life and saw a late term abortion up close as an ob/gyn and was morally repulsed.
That’s why I keep telling FReepers here who don’t like Paul, if they want to derail him because they disagree with his foreign policy (ie, he doesn’t have one other than to not pay attention) they should point out his conservative right wing positions to these followers who they think are all leftists.
AuntB, that is just not true. He has a lifetime rating of 83 from the American Conservative Union. Ron Paul ACU ratings
Granted some of his votes were headscratchers. He did vote against the fetal protection bill and the tort reform limits on medical malpractice awards.
Exactly. Maybe some of these young voters who have been indoctrinated into collectivism by public schools will get exposed to the idea of limited government for the first time in their lives.
I’ll stick by it, Eric, Paul votes more like a democrat than a republican. Not all the time, I didn’t say all the time, but enough to understand why he’s being supported by the left side of the spectrum.
20% of Republicans vote present on Ramadan resolution (Paul votes YES)
Source: The Hill
“The resolution recognized the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world, rejected hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide
H CON RES 21 BILL TITLE: Calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations Charter because of his calls for the destruction of the State of Israel
Final Vote: 411 YEAS, 2 NAYS, 11 PRESENT, 8 NV.
Who are those two nays? None other than Congressmen Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. H RES 548
H RES 557 BILL TITLE: Strongly condemning the United Nations Human Rights Council for ignoring severe human rights abuses in various countries, while choosing to unfairly target Israel by including it as the only country permanently placed on the Councils agenda
Final Vote: 416 YEAS, 2 NAYS, 14 NV.
Who are those two nays? You guessed itCongressmen Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich.
Yeah, so are illegal aliens, which Paul was never strong against. Paul couldn’t even win the Texas Primary straw Poll. Duncan Hunter won it.
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I just think that it’s pretty obvious that the left wingers who do support him do it for one obvious reason...he is an isolationist anti-war candidate. Some of the anti war moonbats are pretty upset with Shillary because she is committed to a US presence in Iraq until 2013. They know darn well that once the Dim nomination is sewed up she will take a hard right turn and become Hawkish on national defense and talk tough to appeal to the gen pop.
In Paul they see what they want in terms of immediate surrender.
They are apparently so one issue focused, they are willing to overlook his limited government ideology on the domestic front.
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