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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It's cause AuntB's boy Hunter is going nowhere fast.
BTW AuntB, did you ever figure out how Hunter could have been a Ranger combat vet in Vietnam, and never earned a Combat Infantry Badge?
Wake up America ~ before it’s too late!!
Calvanist says, “
BTW AuntB, did you ever figure out how Hunter could have been a Ranger combat vet in Vietnam, and never earned a Combat Infantry Badge?”
That’s it, throw out some more nonsense that you dreamed up about Hunter. Down in the gutter with the democrats today or are you the same disruptor who pulled this on another forum? No one else has ever been silly enough to question Hunter’s military record.
If you have something to slam Hunter on his service record, let’s see it or stop with your made up attacks. There’s nothing to show you and you know it. How’s your guys record?
Just keep slamming our military and people like Duncan Hunter who fought so you can be a keyboard coward throwing out your garbage.
I have a photo here of Hunter with his 173rd Airbone C Ranger 75 group in his uniform. Hunter has nothing to hide.
I would say shame on you, but you obviously have no shame.
If Ron Paul is a liberal RINO, isn’t it GOOD to have him in the primary? If he really is a liberal RINO, he should mostly be drawing votes away from other liberal RINOs, helping the “true conservatives.”
The reality is that the rank and file got suckered by the most liberal President this country has had since LBJ. But rather than admit that we got duped, many folks are trying to convince everyone that up is down, left is right and spending tax money like a drunken Kennedy is “conservative.”
And THAT is why a third-tier candidate with zero chance of the nomination is the top target of Freepers. Nobody with the slightest understanding of politics is worried about Ron Paul actually winning the nomination. People ARE worried about him getting Republicans to ask questions, though. They are worried that Ron Paul might expose the fact that the GOP has almost literally stolen the Dems play book for the last 7 years.
Another Ron Paul fruit cake, now I see where you’re coming from.
Wave that white flag! Praise the Muslims! Vote for MFN for China and Do nothing about securing the borders, which is probably just what you want. Why are you even on a conservative forum?
Here’s a nice spot for you, they LOVE Ron Paul, too and you won’t find anyone there who will fight to defend this country as Duncan Hunter has.
Why should YOU vote for Ron Paul?
Assalaamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters,
You can help by sharing and sending this note to all the Muslims you know as well as by registering as a Republican and voting for Ron Paul in the Republican primaries in your state. Heres why: Muslims and Americans have an unique window of opportunity for the 2008 election. There is a candidate running as a Republican that would work to completely cut off the funding to Israel, remove ALL US troops from Arab lands, and repeal the Patriot Act. Hes a Republican with Libertarian views named Ron Paul. Ron Pauls policies ranging from monetary to foreign are top notch.
Till now Muslims and Americans have not had an American Presidential candidate that really suited their best interests. This election is unique in that we have a man running as a Republican that speaks the truth. Much of the our foreign policy in the Middle East has been influenced heavily by AIPAC, the pro-Israeli lobby, to the detriment of Muslims in the Middle East. As American Muslims, we are blessed to live in the US where we have the freedom to let our policymakers know how we feel about foreign policy; we may not have the power of an influential lobby but we do have the right to vote and every single vote counts. We know the current policies in the Middle East are failing, not only making it less safe in the world but hurting and killing innocent Muslims, which our media callously calls collateral damage. It is our duty as Muslims to follow the truth regardless of how futile it may seem. Ron Paul is the only candidate that does not seem to be swayed by the influential lobbies that the other candidates are catering to. .
Brothers and Sisters, please vote for Ron Paul in the Republican Primaries. Its our obligation to come together and try to stand up for not only our best interests, but the best interests of the entire Ummah. Living here in the West, we are obligated to do so. Otherwise, we are partly to blame for all the actions our government takes in our name.
American Muslims must RISE and UNITE. Let your voice be heard. InshAllah (God-willing), we can spread the word and make a difference.
Ron Paul has voted more in line with the democrats than the republicans. His buddy is Dennis Kucinich.
Yeah, there has never been a politician that took money he shouldnt have.
Lets check addresses on the donations, I bet a lot of them are graveyards and ballfields.
Ron Paul is this eras Ross Perot. You split the GOP vote and you will have the Beast in the whitehouse. Then you wont ever have to worry about elections ever again.
Go ahead, vote for this boob. You can attend HRC victory party with a clear soul.
You are not very trustworthy at all are you?
In another of your posts you say:
“Unlike the rest of these clowns, (with the notable exceptions of John McCain and Duncan Hunter), Ron Paul was in the Vietnam War. He put a few of those kids back together as much as was possible.”
Now, this is what I find about Pauls military service....He was DRAFTED and NEVER served in Viet nam.
And you think someone will believe your made up crappola about Duncan Hunter?
“The training was soon interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He remained in the military during the early years of the Vietnam War. He served active duty as a flight surgeon from 1963 to 1965, attending to the ear, nose, and throat problems of pilots in South Korea, Iran, Ethiopia, and Turkey, but was never sent to Vietnam. Based out of Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Paul achieved the rank of captain and obtained his private pilot’s license. The experience of performing physicals on helicopter pilot candidates, at a time when he saw many copters being shot down, deeply affected Paul; he later considered his indirect association with the Vietnam War as a catalyst for his rejection of isolationist foreign policies and political intervention.”
Um...yeah. That's what it is.
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.
“As I understand it, Ron Paul never left the states during his stretch of service.” Not true.
A flight surgeon stationed in South Korea, Middle East, and Africa from 62-65. Did not receive order to go to Vietnam. I am sure a lot of pilots appreciated his services.
Thanks for the ping.
9.126 million plus dollars as of this post.
During the last 4.3 million day drive over 30,000 people donated an average $103, so this Soros conspiracy stuff isn’t going to cut it.
Is there any possibliity that he and his campaign could be lying about finances as a way of drumming up emotional support? I’m asking this because I have no idea how these things work in the US.
If true, that is a sadder reflection on the republicans than it is on Dr. Paul, since he restricts his "yes" votes to legislation which he believes is authorized by the Constitution.
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
Are you suggesting that a good republican should be in favor of hatred, bigotry and violence?
“30,000 people donated an average $103, so this Soros conspiracy stuff isnt going to cut it.”
Just more useless scud fodder shot toward RP. Always misses the target, but they keep hurling the same crap. Too funny.
How much of it is being funded by Big Marijuana and other special interests?
Well, Dean was a prolific spender of campaign money, too. I don’t think that applies to Paul.
“Exactly, they dont 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.”
Who wouldn’t be morally repulsed by a late term abortion. I haven’t seen it, but I surely believe the descriptions in literature.
Maybe all Democrats and Libertarians should be forced to watch a partial birth abortion.
See thats the difference. Some of us have faith, some have to see with their own eyes. Who would you rather have lead the country? Someone who has to see with their own eyes, or someone who can make a logical judgement on any situation by making effective judgements on 3rd person advisement?
“I wouldnt put to much credence in a straw poll in which Hunter and Paul were two of the top three..... “
They were earlier polls, in which people were more brave and ideological. Before the “Electability theory,” browbeat all the goats.
Why, is it routine to lie in Canada about such things?
I think anyone who believes that Gubmint exists to protect life and liberty would be repulsed at the thought of sticking sharp objects into unborn children.
You don’t have to believe in Jesus, Moses, Muhammed, Vishnu or Buddha and be religious to see that. It’s not just a religious issue, although that is how the secular progressives paint it.
“Why, is it routine to lie in Canada about such things?”
You got me Johnnie. George Soros sent me a check just last week. The reason the numbers are there are for several reasons I believe. A very small (300-600) number are polled. Most of them were registered Republican in the last big Republican push (2004). And very few of those people are supporting Dr. Paul. He is getting his support from people that either didn't vote in '04 or voted for another party.
But let's get to the heart of the matter shall we? What's really disturbing you is that Dr. Paul's funds aren't coming from the corners that Republicans usually get funds (big business, fat cats, etc.). What's really disturbing you is that there are more than a few old school conservatives out there who have sat on the sidelines while Tweedledee and Tweedledumber have fought over the government. What's really disturbing you is that support for Shrub has never really been there in the grassroots. The old conservatives who remember Goldwater, Reagan, etc.
What's really disturbing to you is that if Dr. Paul isn't the nominee most of them will sit at home again while Tweedledee and Tweedledumber argue over semantics of how they're going to grow the government. And as much as you scream, type in caps, call names, you can't change that. And that upsets you because perhaps your choice between the two equally irrelevant parties won't win. And no one cares anymore...
BTW, you assume incorrectly that libertarians believe in killing babies. A true libertarian understands that Gubmint’s function is to protect life and liberty....not to redistribute wealth, perform social engineering or legislate morality.
Abortion is a crime that violates the Constitution.
BTW, you assume incorrectly that libertarians believe in killing babies. A true libertarian understands that Gubmints function is to protect life and liberty....not to redistribute wealth, perform social engineering or legislate morality.
Abortion is a crime that violates the Constitution.
Official National Libertarian Party Platform
“I.8 Reproductive Rights
The Issue: The tragedies caused by unplanned, unwanted pregnancies are aggravated and sometimes created by government policies of censorship, restriction, regulation and prohibition.
Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on both sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
The Principle: Individual rights should not be denied nor abridged on the basis of sex, age, dependency, or location. Taxpayers should not be forced to pay for other people’s abortions, nor should any government or individual force a woman to have an abortion. It is the right and obligation of the pregnant woman regardless of age, not the state, to decide the desirability or appropriateness of prenatal testing, Caesarean births, fetal surgery, voluntary surrogacy arrangements and/or home births.
Solutions: We oppose government actions that either compel or prohibit abortion, sterilization or any other form of birth control. Specifically we condemn the practice of forced sterilization of welfare recipients, or of mentally retarded or “genetically defective” individual. We support the voluntary exchange of goods, services or information regarding human sexuality, reproduction, birth control or related medical or biological technologies. We oppose government laws and policies that restrict the opportunity to choose alternatives to abortion.
Transitional Action: We support an end to all subsidies for childbearing or child prevention built into our present laws.”
I'm talking about libertarians with a small l like myself and my adopted Grandfather.
"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberalsif we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is. Now, I cant say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we dont each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves. But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are travelling the same path".
Fine: dishwashers for Paul, Car Washers for Paul, Homeless for Paul, GLBT'ers for Paul, etc, etc.....
We know how that works.
Paul is backed by the Lefties and Libertarians (both), and could only assure a Hildabeast victory.
The Loonie Left shows up at ALL the Paul rallies for a reason.....he's one of 'em!
I wouldn’t say Ron Paul has no chance. I put his current chances at about 10-20 to 1. Primaries, tradionally, have low turn outs. Ron Paul is going to get upwards of 80% of his supporters to the polls, giving him a big edge verses the polls.
After Iowa and NH, we will probably have 5 candidates still running. Giuliani, Romney, Huckabee(but with almost no money), Thompson and Paul. If Thompson doesn’t come in first or second in S. Car., he will probably quit. The more candidates left in the race for super Tuesday, the better it will be for Ron Paul. He will concentrate his resources on the open and semi open primaries and hope to squeak through in one or two of the closed primaries.
The intensity of Ron Paul supporters might be able to carry him in a 3-4 way race.
A decent showing in Iowa and a good showing in NH will bring many more millions into Ron Pual’s campaign. It will allow him to go the distance.
Go Ron go! You exemplify everything that was intented for a place called America! Something Canadians should look to, and mimic.