Skip to comments.Ron Paul Money Bomb Exploding ($1 million @ 9:30am)
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, Pauls campaign has risen over a million dollars bringing the total to over 4.1 million for the quarter.
Pauls 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 hasnt shown any signs of losing momentum. Pauls 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.
I hate to sound melodramatic, but I agree. If Hillary gets in, I think there will be no more chances. But I am heartened to see some passion out there from people who love this country and want to save it from the direction we've been heading in.
A supporter of RP’s suggested it and posted on the fundraiser website some time ago. He pledged he would donate a 100.00 if another 99,999 donors did the same. It would raise, as you posted 10 million dollars. The pledge caught on and as the day came, some 18K, well short of the 100K donors signed up. At the end of the day, the campaign raised 4.2 million dollars. A record setting day for a single candidate on line. Kerry still holds the record at some 5.1 million after his nitwit nomination.
So yes, RP did not raise the 10 million in the one day one of his supportes proposed, but he did raise 4.2 and it is a great day for him no matter how someone wants to spin it.
So all those spambots, and paulbots and all the other wonderful and cute names people give them, went into their pockets and put their money where there support is and gave what little or lot they had and supported their candidate Ron Paul.
I for one think that is great. If you have not already given, ronpaul2008.com. Give what you can as long as you follow the legal contribution law before Hillary or Rudy take it from you in higher taxes.
Thanks for your service. You articulate my thoughts exactly in that we’ve had too many politicians pushing issues rather than ideas. Issues are poll tested (Frank Luntz) where as ideas and principles should guide the leaders of a free republic. I’ve done my part today and look forward to doing more, especially on November 11th. (www.thisnovmerber11th.com) Lets remember our Vets and what they really fight for! See everyone in Philly.
Thanks for that.
Don't worry too much about that. A lot can change in another year's time.
His main point, often missed by many FReepers, is that our previous actions made them so PO'ed that that attack is what the perps did to try to get our attention.
IOW; if we had a more benign foreign policy long before then, there might not have even been the attack on 9/11.
And don't forget; Cobol Towers attack, USS Cole, and all the other attacks on U.S. citizens were (according to Paul) largely the result of our interventionist foreign policy WHICH WAS SET AND INSITUTED MANY YEARS AGO BY THE GLOBABLIST NEO-CONS.
FYI: the shouting was not directed at you, but rather was simply a manifestation of my extreme frustration at the other FReepers who keep calling Ron Paul an Al-Quida sympathizer.
Yet, they wont allow the gp to privatize their social security funds."
Not sure if yours was a rhetorical question, but the simple, short answer is; POWER.
They want power over the people.
Simple as that.
I can appreciate your reasoned opposition.
lol, well it is called Guy Fawkes day, you couldn’t say it was anything but. I always thought Guy Fawkes day was one of the weirdest holidays ever, but then I am not British. I suppose if i was it would all make sense.
Jim, I wanted to let you know usmc_izzy has apparently been banned for his post #171. I don’t think this post violated any forum rules, far from it, I thought it was an outstanding post from one of our active duty military who has served two terms in Iraq. Therefore, unless there is other information we are unaware of, I am betting his banning was a mistake, and wanted to bring it to your attention.
I’ve cced the people who responded to his post on this thread as I’ve been getting some freepmails.
“Not sure if yours was a rhetorical question, but the simple, short answer is; POWER.”
I think it is more greed and self-interest.
I love you! Thanks for your kind words.
I don’t know if Ron Paul will go all the way, but his campaign is going to have some effect in bringing our party back to its roots. Imagine that — a presidential candidate who respects the Constitution.
May the Bushes be damned for what they have done to my party!
Most of our modern conflicts have been due to the meddling of the globalists who profit from financing wars. For instance, the trouble we're facing in Iran right now, can be traced back to Jimmy Carter's meddling.
Your assertion that isolationism weakens our defense is illogical. How does not spreading your military all over the world weaken it? How would staying out of the affairs of the middle east increase the threat? How does opening the borders to not only illegals, but middle easterners reduce the threat of terrorism? How do "Rules of engagement" help keep our military strong? Those are the policies that the globalists have followed and you see how unsuccessful they've been at keeping us safe. Yet, you oppose Ron Paul because he doesn't promise more of the same?
Thanks, Designer, for your response to my question.
Here’s how I view things: One important way to lastingly correct the course this country is taking is for every parent to pull the kids from public schools immediately.
While electing someone like Ron Paul is an intelligent, beneficial thing to do, we really fool ourselves if we support Ron Paul, but leave our kids in public schools that are rapidly turning them into good little socialist robots.
Socialist robots get rid of leaders who won’t give them freebies.
If you think a few minutes each evening and an hour on Sunday is going to keep your child a real American, think again. 85% of Christian kids are losing their faith by the time they graduate high school. Only 2% of homeschooled kids make that kind of decision.
That means 98% of homeschooled kids are keeping their faith, along with excelling academically and socially. And if you’re voting for Ron Paul, keep in mind that he supports your freedom to home educate. It’s time to exit the public schools.
It’s time to exit public schools, time to disband the department of education. Reagan wanted to do it in 1981, unfortunately could not.
Yes, I absolutely agree, but the reality is not everyone will do that.
Your idea is a fine idea, but remember that we have a lot of "correcting" to do, the issue of public "education" being one of them.
Huckabee adds nothing to the ticket, except for big-government nanny-statism & open borders, and he has ethics problems.The best that might be said of him is that he doesn't seem to be in bed with the CFR/Trilateral guys.
How wonderful it is to see some old time FReepers (as well as new folks) sticking up for the good Doctor. Please add me to your list, OP.
Paul's campaign had nothing to do with the Money Bomb, it was a goal set by the grassroots.
Just what I was thinking. This money will keep him living in style for his remaining years.
Go Paul Go......... back to Brazoria County where you belong.
Thanks for the ping.
This was all the buzz at work today and I have some colleagues who would like to know more. They are Rs and can vote in the AZ primary, and here and there read FR.
What would be some good links to give them? I’ve been very impressed when I’ve seen Dr. Paul speaking on C-Span or other places where he is not drowned out by Hannity or someone. But I haven’t recorded anything...
Thanks in advance, GW!
Wow, too cool!! I’m honking in support of the bumper stickers I see in town, and there are quite a few signs up already (and not for anyone else). The extreme nastiness here about and against RP made me curious several months ago - now I’m sold and want to go out and do more.
Thanks for the help on info for RP newbies!
This clip came out today, Ron Paul on Tucker Carlson:
I think it is a great summation of what happened yesterday and also talks about Paul’s major positions.
But if people want in depth info on Ron Paul, I’d recommend one of the following:
You could also look through the link in my tag line for my personel RP collections and comments, but I’ve found people often support him for very different reasons, so it is not a one size fits all! Hope this helps!
Wow, that is cool! Glad to hear it, I can report that our meetup is really starting to focus on precincts out here in NV, there are some people who have walked their entire precints already, or at least most of it.
Simply unbelievable!! I had to pinch myself today (when I found out).
Paul supports a strong national defense and secure borders, so the notion that terrorists are going to come "over here" is laughable. We don't have the money for long-term overseas commitments.
Thank you very much - I really appreciate it and your time. I will pass this along.
You are so right.
I've seen the exact same thing happen to good conservatives in local races, so when I see a certain kind of accusation making its way around, I view it with skepticism and certainly look at the source. I had a very open mind, but after reading the most vile and horrific fabrications and lies, and then watching Dr. Paul speak to a group on C-Span, that did it for me! I have to say - there are a lot of us like that out here!
Designer, the reality is that it only takes a certain number of parents, immediately pulling their kids out of the public schools, to cause the system to implode, allowing market forces to kick in.
The alternative is to allow millions of kids to continue being indoctrinated into good little government sucking socialists.
The system cannot be rehabilitated. It’s finished.
Here’s the evidence:
Click the lower lefthand corner of the link below and watch Suffer the Children. You’ll know it’s over then.
If we want more children to grow into people like Ron Paul, then EXIT THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS! Ron Paul wants to abolish the Dept. of Education. Home schooling makes the best sense, but private school is an alternative - just GET THE POOR KIDS OUT OF THE SOCIALIST PRISONS called public schools.
(I’m not meaning to yell, btw. I’m just using all caps for emphasis.)
It's impossible to truly move back to the traditional roots (if by that you mean early 20th century roots) of the GOP without adopting a non-interventionist foreign policy. While there have been hawks in the Republican past (see Abraham Lincoln for one) generally the stance of much of the party from the early 1900's up until Eisenhower (who deviated in a limited way) and further until George H. W. Bush (who certainly deviated from that principle in a more egregious way) was non-interventionist.
I don't fear what will happen to us if we pull out immediately. Think about it. These guys have been fighting amongst each other for centuries and beyond. If we remove ourselves out from the middle of their endless conflicts, then they will most likely begin (as they always have done) to fight amongst themselves again---thereby leaving them little time or resources to fight against us and insufficient motive for doing so.
And it will leave us with more time, manpower and resources to shore up our defenses here at home (including reversing this sometimes insipid trend of domestic base closures which have happened under both Clinton and George W. Bush). A real, formidable national defense and less incentive for enemies to attack us---sounds like the plan for me.
I had to leave when all the bloodlust boiled over after 9/11. The authoritarianism was just shocking.
Its nice to see that abate somewhat - at least on this thread.
Go Ron Paul!!!
Free Republic was my home for quite a while. I don’t know what I would have done without you during the 2000 Florida election vote counting antics pulled by Gore’s crowd.
But the Bush administration has greatly disappointed me over and over by their globalist nature and their invasion of Iraq when Scott Ritter and everyone who knew anything were saying don’t go..... Just the idea that Americans could watch ‘Shock and Awe’ bombing like a light show with oo’s and ah’s similar to Clinton bombing TV station in Serbia or their historic bridges with humans standing on them thinking it would protect the bridges.
And coming here to discuss these issues had left my non-interventionist stance under attack constantly — then I found Ron Paul’s campaign. I’ve been a libertarian for years, reading articles about how the market can beat any agency or program ever devised by the elites in DC. Republicans used to know that.
If Ron Paul were elected president, he would bring home not only troops from Iraq, but the 65,000 in Germany (why are we protecting Europe, we can’t afford it) and the 45,000 in Japan.. same question. and the ones in Korea after which probably they would unify (and not under the system of the North). Empires collapse from monetary system failure. Take a look at the dollar and you can see the problem.
I donated to Ron Paul on the 5th! .. He takes absolutely no special interest money. Unlike Bush, he would not propose treaties that supersede the Constitution giving the UN control of our oceans for goodness sake. Its time to kick out the stuffed shirts of the status quo and put a patriot in office.
So I guess that all goes to say that, sometimes bloodlust isn't intentional, and sometimes it can be changed or turned off. I'm glad to see more real conservative voices on this forum too. And I'm glad to see more people like me who've actually woken up and changed past wrong ideas.
$7.6 million and growing....if Dr. Paul reaches $10 million by the 15th of this month, he’s got $20 million for the 4Q easily, maybe $25 million since the holidays are coming up and then you got the Boston Tea Party Money Bomb coming up.
That's easy. He's shaking up the old interests who have bamboozled conservatives since at least 1989. We've been nothing more than cannon fodder, scared with the "vote for my guy, because he's not as bad as [x]", or "this is the most important election of our lifetime", or "if you expect perfection, there isn't any such thing." Never mind that all we ask for is someone who meets, say 60% of the requirement of being conservative.
There is an air of desperation in the hostility, and it's only going to get worse. Who is crying? The entrenched interests who stand to lose by his ascension--and it's their sheep who are bleating on here. Unfortunately, they have no impact beyond this forum.
Another great post there, jammer. Bump.
Not only that, but you have a lot of conservatives who are going to be out of jobs. With a Paul presidency, all of the objectives conservatives have dreamed of will at least be addressed, if not undertaken. People like Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily for example, who came out against Paul. Why, there’d be no corruption or “Brave New Schools” for Farah to rail against in a Paul presidency. Sadly, these people who pull the wool over conservative’s eyes every election cycle are no different than so-called black “leaders” who keep highlighting (perceived) problems that plague the black community.
One must risk much for the cause of freedom---even their FR membership. :)
That's a terribly small price to pay anyway if it helps us win this election. Especially since I just don't really know how many more chances we are going to get to elect real conservatives to the presidency. In my honest opinion it's a put up or shut up moment for constitutionalism in this country and if we do not make a bold, unhesitant stand for our constitution right now I fear the Constitution may be completely ignored or discarded soon.
Being banned is worth it if it means I still have the guts to take a stand for someone who's taking a stand for the Constitution and for all of us.
Ping to some interesting reading the last ten posts or so.
In 1993, when Hillarycare was in discussions, I had a benign tumor requiring brain surgery and I selected House Ear Clinic (long before Rush went there) because Brackmann saved 70% of existing hearing. After I opted to go to LA, (and had the surgery the day of the Northridge Earthquake- different story) local UNMC (Nebr) doctors followed up and changed to the LA doctor’s procedure. Competition and choices in the marketplace improve our options.
Hillarycare’s zones did not permit me to go to House Clinic and would have made me a criminal if I tried to pay them personally.
Socialism limits options and people get irritated. No one is totally satisfied and society fractures. Ron Paul understands the power of free market, free associations and individual liberty coupled with individual responsibility.
Nothing creates voluntary diversity like common dreams.
Thanks again for responding. Hillary would be horrid for the USA, but so would Rudy or Mitt because they want to run the world, too. We need a President who wants us to lead.
That's exactly what I think, and I know lots of other people are saying the same thing. I just don't see another chance like this, to elect someone who isn't just full of hot air but truly cares about the constitution, our civil liberties and our country, who can't be bought, and who is honest and dependable, with a record to prove it. And on top of that, someone who unites people, not divides people. Reagan was a uniter, but that doesn't come along very often, I think that is a very rare quality.
So I agree, I don't think there are going to be other chances like this, we're too far gone, our sovereignty and constitution are in serious peril, it has been going in that direction for years, and if Hillary or another sold-out globalist gets in, I think it will be too late. I know that many people here believe that Islamofascism is the #1 threat, and although I believe that is one of the threats, what I have been saying for many years is that the real threat to our country is the subversive move towards an anti-constitutional, statist, socialist-corporatist NWO that will eventually mean the end of America as we know it.
And hopefully I won't get banned for sharing my thoughts on this.