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KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 02:57 PM
Dec. 17, 2007

Ron Paul Surpasses Fund Raising Record Held by John Kerry

By Tony Rutherford
Huntingtonnews.net Writer

Huntington, WV (HNN) – On the 234th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters have set two fund raising records --- one for the Internet and a second for most raised in 24 hours.

As 24 hours approach on the West Coast, Paul supporters bested John Kerry’s fund raising record from 2004 when $5.7 million was added in 24 hours. After their “Tea Party” money bomb, Dr. Paul has $6.4 million and counting.

And, Paul donations again set a 24 hour internet record.

Supporters through out the United States raised $4.3 million in 24 hours Nov. 5; now , the scrappy grassroots internet savvy supporters have beaten their own record by about 150% as of 2 a.m. Dec. 17. The supporters of Dr. Ron Paul for President started the $$$ Party with just 11.5 million and now has over $18. million thanks to their army of devotees who have raised GOP eye brows as the only candidate not supporting the War in Iraq.

Paul's fundraising popularity continues to draw envy from other camps. And, why not, none of the Republican or Democratic candidates have succeeded at increasing their fundraising each and every quarter. Paul’s stats: $640,000 (1 Q), $2.4 million (2 Q), $5.1 million (3 Q) and they have already surpassed the $18 million for this quarter. Mike Huckabee seems to be surging in the polls yet has raised under $3 million since October !st.

Jesse Benton, a campaign spokesman, said that Paul has attracted 107,000 donors this quarter and their median donation has been $50.

Meanwhile, in North Carolina, when residents of Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte looked up in the sky Friday, they did not see Superman. No, the Paul blimp launched before 9 a.m. Dec. 14 and the Who Is Ron Paul aerial billboard The blimp will be floating past major East Coast cities and hopefully be in the sky for the New Hampshire primary Jan. 8.

Paul initially served in Congress during the late 70s and early 80s. In 1976, he and three other Republicans first endorsed Gov. Ronald Reagan for President. After voluntarily relinquishing his seat in 1984 to return to his medical practice, Dr. Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the 14th Texas Congressional District.

Having been called a citizen/statesman, Dr. Paul has never voted for a tax increase, never voted for an unbalanced budget, and never voted for federal restrictions on gun ownership. In addition, he’s not voted to raise congressional pay or taken a government paid junket.

Despite heavy pressure to follow the majority, Paul voted against the Patriot Act, against internet regulation and against the Iraq War.

http://www.huntingtonnews.net/local/071217-rutherford-localronpaul.html

Hydrae
12-17-2007, 03:00 PM
the scrappy grassroots internet savvy supporters have beaten their own record by about 150% as of 2 a.m. Dec. 17

No, they beat it by 50%. They raised 150% of the earlier amount. :banghead:

Flustrated
12-17-2007, 03:02 PM
:thumb: :clap: :toast: :IA: :thumb: :bravo: :toast:

BIG_DADDY
12-17-2007, 03:03 PM
Cool

BucEyedPea
12-17-2007, 03:10 PM
rEVOLution!

Jenson71
12-17-2007, 03:14 PM
Very impressive.

patteeu
12-17-2007, 03:23 PM
I thought someone said they were going to raise $10 million.

BIG_DADDY
12-17-2007, 03:28 PM
The odds in Vegas have went from 20-1 to 5-1 for the Republican nomination. If he keeps picking up support like this I predict he will mysteriously die or be shot.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 03:30 PM
I thought someone said they were going to raise $10 million.

That was the high end goal but the record of 6.4 is modest eh?

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 03:30 PM
The odds in Vegas have went from 20-1 to 5-1 for the Republican nomination. If he keeps picking up support like this I predict he will mysteriously die or be shot.

Unfortunately, there is this possibility as well.

patteeu
12-17-2007, 03:46 PM
That was the high end goal but the record of 6.4 is modest eh?

It's a bit disappointing since I was expecting 10, but if I recognize that it's coming from a 2nd or 3rd tier candidate it's pretty impressive. :)

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 03:47 PM
It's a bit disappointing since I was expecting 10, but if I recognize that it's coming from a 2nd or 3rd tier candidate it's pretty impressive. :)

Dreaming is nice, but obviously Mr. Paul is the Frontrunner.

Taco John
12-17-2007, 03:47 PM
I thought someone said they were going to raise $10 million.



We had hoped. Aim for the stars, land on the moon...

patteeu
12-17-2007, 03:59 PM
We had hoped. Aim for the stars, land on the moon...

You guys are somewhere in outer space alright. :p

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 04:00 PM
You guys are somewhere in outer space alright. :p

You should join us, the view is simply breathtaking. ;)

BucEyedPea
12-17-2007, 04:00 PM
I can't wait for pat to have a candidate to pump...then we can dump inside his thread continuously. The devil loves idle hands.

Cochise
12-17-2007, 04:02 PM
You should join us, the view is simply breathtaking. ;)

I'd probably end up like those people outside on Mars in Total Recall.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 04:02 PM
I can't wait for pat to have a candidate to pump...then we can dump inside his thread continuously. The devil loves idle hands.

I honestly feel sorry for him, he doesn't know what he is missing.

chagrin
12-17-2007, 04:03 PM
Well, let's hope it turns out better for him than it did for John Kerry, lol!

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 04:06 PM
I'd probably end up like those people outside on Mars in Total Recall.

That was fiction, this is a real and from the heart. I know you are holding out and really want to throw everything towards RP, c'mon make the small leap.

Cochise
12-17-2007, 04:07 PM
That was fiction, this is a real and from the heart. I know you are holding out and really want to throw everything towards RP, c'mon make the small leap.

I was not exactly being literal there.

The last sentence... I'm not sure what that means.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 04:12 PM
I was not exactly being literal there.

The last sentence... I'm not sure what that means.

I believe your holding out until the last minute to support Dr. No, i'm telling ya he's the conservative you have been looking for, with the voting record to back it up. Let America Prosper.

BIG_DADDY
12-17-2007, 04:21 PM
Ron Paul would attempt to put an end to the non-stop stealing that the ultra priveledged have in this country. No way they allow that to happen.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Ron Paul would attempt to put an end to the non-stop stealing that the ultra priveledged have in this country. No way they allow that to happen.

Yeah but it beats an all out advance to tyranny, ie we have to try.

jettio
12-17-2007, 04:52 PM
I would be a lot more impressed with the Ron Paul fund-raising if he did not rely upon the most socialistic construct in our society, the government provided internet.

Good job, comrades.

Taco John
12-17-2007, 05:03 PM
I would be a lot more impressed with the Ron Paul fund-raising if he did not rely upon the most socialistic construct in our society, the government provided internet.

Good job, comrades.



The Internet is a socialistic construct?

I understand that government labs created it, but I fail to see how it is a socialist construct. As far as I know, individuals ha--

You know what... I actually don't care.

Carry on...

Logical
12-17-2007, 05:14 PM
I would be a lot more impressed with the Ron Paul fund-raising if he did not rely upon the most socialistic construct in our society, the government provided internet.

Good job, comrades.? Please to explain

SNR
12-17-2007, 05:14 PM
I would be a lot more impressed with the Ron Paul fund-raising if he did not rely upon the most socialistic construct in our society, the government provided internet.

Good job, comrades.The ghost of George Washington wouldn't be able to fundraise jack shit in a single day without use of the internet these days. That's the point... it was ALL IN ONE DAY. There's no campaign anywhere that would be able to pull it off without an incredibly easy tool like the internet to get the word out and collect donations.

Cochise
12-17-2007, 05:25 PM
I believe your holding out until the last minute to support Dr. No, i'm telling ya he's the conservative you have been looking for, with the voting record to back it up. Let America Prosper.

If he wins the Republican nomination I'll be happy to vote for him.

BucEyedPea
12-17-2007, 05:38 PM
I would be a lot more impressed with the Ron Paul fund-raising if he did not rely upon the most socialistic construct in our society, the government provided internet.

Good job, comrades.
Does this include when he drives on superhighways to get to his next campaign stop?

Come now, jettio, the private sector made the internet the success it became due to the commercial invention of the microprocessor by Intel. This reduced the whole control process of a computer to a single integrated chip. Not until then were computers affordable for individuals.

Now, let's look at how the internet sprang from ARPANET, something designed to allow certain scientists to share data via linked computers. Like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, more than one person is involved even if one gets all the credit. There was nothing new about connecting computers to share data. Even the private sector was already working out a detailed vision of an Internet such as Computer guru Ted Nelson who was using the term "hypertext" in 1965. His 1974 book "Dream Machines" spelled out the mechanics of hypertext, which became the basic building block of the World Wide Web.

If the government never had ARPANET, the internet would have happened anyway because it's time was coming no matter what. However, one could say the government slowed the process up adding costs because it banned commercial content. Visionaries, like Nelson, were disadvantaged by having to compete with government-funded entities which crowds out everybody else.

banyon
12-17-2007, 05:59 PM
? Please to explain

I speak jettio.

According to Taco, they stole your liberty to create the internet. You aren't allowed to interfere with anyone's liberty, that's wrong.

Therefore we should not have an internet and should be secure in our unimpeded liberty.

Here. Here's an insulting cartoon about it:

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jettio
12-18-2007, 07:01 AM
Does this include when he drives on superhighways to get to his next campaign stop?

Come now, jettio, the private sector made the internet the success it became due to the commercial invention of the microprocessor by Intel. This reduced the whole control process of a computer to a single integrated chip. Not until then were computers affordable for individuals.

Now, let's look at how the internet sprang from ARPANET, something designed to allow certain scientists to share data via linked computers. Like many other scientific discoveries and inventions, more than one person is involved even if one gets all the credit. There was nothing new about connecting computers to share data. Even the private sector was already working out a detailed vision of an Internet such as Computer guru Ted Nelson who was using the term "hypertext" in 1965. His 1974 book "Dream Machines" spelled out the mechanics of hypertext, which became the basic building block of the World Wide Web.

If the government never had ARPANET, the internet would have happened anyway because it's time was coming no matter what. However, one could say the government slowed the process up adding costs because it banned commercial content. Visionaries, like Nelson, were disadvantaged by having to compete with government-funded entities which crowds out everybody else.

You know a lot more about this than I do.

What do you think Ron Paul should do with the money?

BucEyedPea
12-18-2007, 07:12 AM
You know a lot more about this than I do.

What do you think Ron Paul should do with the money?
I really don't understand this question? :shrug:

Isn't it obvious he should spend it on media and advertising?

Of not, then he should give it to me. :p

jettio
12-18-2007, 05:01 PM
I really don't understand this question? :shrug:

Isn't it obvious he should spend it on media and advertising?

Of not, then he should give it to me. :p

Aww, What kind of revolution is that?

Did you know that the 2nd-5th letters of revolution is l-o-v-e spelled backwards?

BucEyedPea
12-18-2007, 06:00 PM
Did you know that the 2nd-5th letters of revolution is l-o-v-e spelled backwards?

Yes! I've seen it on the graphics capitalized.