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Taco John
05-06-2011, 03:30 PM
Ron Paul hauls more than $1 million

By ANDY BARR | 5/6/11 9:26 AM EDT Updated: 5/6/11 2:51 PM EDT

Ron Paul hauled more than $1 million just on Thursday via a debate-day money bomb.

Paulís presidential exploratory committee alerted his supporters to the 24-hour online fundraising via email and social networks and were able to sit back and watch $1,028,436.56 roll in.

The successful money bomb capped off a big day for Paulís camp, as he attended a tea party rally ahead of the presidential debate and was shown to run stronger against Barack Obama than any other candidate in an new CNN/Opinion Research poll.

Thursdayís money bomb is already Paulís second major one-day fundraiser of the 2012 campaign. Paul brought in more than $700,000 for his PAC in February, helping jack his fundraising stats for the first quarter in which he hauled $3 million for his various political organizations.

Paul pioneered the money bomb fundraising technique during the 2008 campaign and still clearly has an organization capable of bringing in serious cash.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/54451.html#ixzz1LbtaGwhr

BigChiefFan
05-06-2011, 03:31 PM
Wonderful news.

Bearcat2005
05-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Noticed this on FB before the debate last night and donated.

orange
05-06-2011, 03:37 PM
Not surprising because he does this well, but...

... did this meet expectations or fall short?

I note:

A "money bomb" is a fundraising effort over a fixed period of time, usually 24 hours, and Paul perfected the art when he ran for president in 2008. In one 2007 money bomb, Paul raised more than $6 million in one day.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/02/rep-ron-paul-money-bomb-presidential-race-/1

orange
05-06-2011, 03:42 PM
I should have looked at the other tab first:

The Republican raised more than $1 million as of 7 a.m. ET Friday, according to a tally on his campaign website. There is a billboard showing the names of recent campaign donors and their hometowns, along with a goal to reach $2 million.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/05/ron-paul-money-bomb-presidential-race-/1

You folks have a ways to go. Better crack out those credit cards.

Cave Johnson
05-06-2011, 03:49 PM
How many blimps will $1M buy?

kstater
05-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Has he said what he plans to do with the extra money this time around?

BucEyedPea
05-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Has he said what he plans to do with the extra money this time around?

He did say what he would do with the extra money the last if that's what you're referring to. He is an honest man.

BucEyedPea
05-06-2011, 05:01 PM
How many blimps will $1M buy?

Ask when the fundraising is over.

go bowe
05-06-2011, 08:35 PM
He did say what he would do with the extra money the last if that's what you're referring to. He is an honest man.so what did he say, honey?

not all of us can listen to every word that comes forth from ron's mouth...

help a brother out, huh?

go bowe
05-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Ask when the fundraising is over.how much do you think he'll raise altogether this time around?

how will it compare to the fundraising of the major parties?

does ron buy t.v. ads?

mikey23545
05-06-2011, 11:15 PM
So, I guess he'll average about $10,000 a vote again.

Taco John
05-07-2011, 02:15 AM
Not surprising because he does this well, but...

... did this meet expectations or fall short?

I note:

A "money bomb" is a fundraising effort over a fixed period of time, usually 24 hours, and Paul perfected the art when he ran for president in 2008. In one 2007 money bomb, Paul raised more than $6 million in one day.
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/02/rep-ron-paul-money-bomb-presidential-race-/1


A million dollar day is not falling short by a long shot. There are going to be at least a dozen of these fund raising drives between now and the election. To kick that off with a million dollar day this early in the game is good news for Paulites because it signals that at the very least, Ron Paul will be able to legitimately participate in every debate. That's a big win. And besides that, it goads the other candidates into having their own grassroots fundraisers where middle America reaches into their pockets to support their political campaigns. That always makes for good entertainment.

BucEyedPea
05-07-2011, 07:28 AM
So, I guess he'll average about $10,000 a vote again.

He is better known this time than last. He's had a lot more TV and media appearances and a hit book. Polls show it. It's no guarantee but it's the Indies that will determine this election. The general public is still wary over the belligerence in the last Republican administration. Does your kind ever learn? Nope.

May 15, 2011

Political Ticker (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/05/cnn-poll-still-no-front-runner-in-the-battle-for-the-gop-nomination/)

Who does best against Obama? Paul.

[He] trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown. Huckabee trails by eight points, with Romney down 11 points to Obama.

The poll indicates the president leading Gingrich by 17 points, Palin by 19, and Trump by 22 points.



CNN Poll: Still no front-runner in the battle for the GOP nomination

April 14, 2010 Rasmussen Poll (http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2010/04/14/rasmussen-paul-vs-obama-a-dead-heat/)


Food for thought: a national Rasmussen survey (1,000 LVs, 4/12-13, MoE +/- 3%) pits Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 matchup. The result:

Obama 42
Paul 41
Other 11
Und 6

Per Rasmussen:
Obama earns 79% support from Democrats, but Paul gets just 66% of GOP votes. Voters not affiliated with either major party give Paul a 47% to 28% edge over the president.

Paul has a national favorable rating of 39 percent, 30 percent view him unfavorably and 32 percent are not sure.

http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2010/04/14/rasmussen-paul-vs-obama-a-dead-heat/

KILLER_CLOWN
05-07-2011, 11:48 AM
He is better known this time than last. He's had a lot more TV and media appearances and a hit book. Polls show it. It's no guarantee but it's the Indies that will determine this election. The general public is still wary over the belligerence in the last Republican administration. Does your kind ever learn? Nope.

May 15, 2011

Political Ticker (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/05/cnn-poll-still-no-front-runner-in-the-battle-for-the-gop-nomination/)





CNN Poll: Still no front-runner in the battle for the GOP nomination

April 14, 2010 Rasmussen Poll (http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2010/04/14/rasmussen-paul-vs-obama-a-dead-heat/)

How can that kook garner so many votes? ;)

alnorth
05-07-2011, 11:53 AM
1 down, 999 to go. You need a billion to get elected this time around.

banyon
05-07-2011, 12:33 PM
Who cares? He's not going to spend it on campaigning.


But "trust him", right? ;)

Saul Good
05-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Who cares how much he raised in a day? The only thing that matters (from a fundraising standpoint) is how much he raises total. This "in one day" thing is pretty stupid.

KILLER_CLOWN
05-07-2011, 12:47 PM
Grassroots baby!

BucEyedPea
05-07-2011, 03:50 PM
SC Republicans in a Straw Poll after the debate still chose National Socialist Rick Santorum. Let's hope all the states break-out with a separate choice. That would be a riot.

ROYC75
05-07-2011, 04:36 PM
He is better known this time than last. He's had a lot more TV and media appearances and a hit book. Polls show it. It's no guarantee but it's the Indies that will determine this election. The general public is still wary over the belligerence in the last Republican administration. Does your kind ever learn? Nope.

May 15, 2011

Political Ticker (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/05/cnn-poll-still-no-front-runner-in-the-battle-for-the-gop-nomination/)





CNN Poll: Still no front-runner in the battle for the GOP nomination

April 14, 2010 Rasmussen Poll (http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2010/04/14/rasmussen-paul-vs-obama-a-dead-heat/)


Paul would get a lot more of the R's vote if he wins the primary. The R's want Obama out!

orange
05-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Paul would get a lot more of the R's vote if he wins the primary.

And the chance of that?

The last I heard, Republicans aren't real keen on legalizing heroin.

ROYC75
05-07-2011, 04:50 PM
And the chance of that?

The last I heard, Republicans aren't real keen on legalizing heroin.

I know, I like some of what Paul stands for but he goes too far for my taste.

I dunno, I just feel the R's will support him if he wins the nomination. I just don't think he will win the nomination.

BTA, we have such a weak field right now, anything can happen. We got McCain last year.

BucEyedPea
05-07-2011, 07:35 PM
Paul would get a lot more of the R's vote if he wins the primary. The R's want Obama out!

Yeah, but the GOP primary that's the bigger barrier.

donkhater
05-08-2011, 05:42 AM
I know, I like some of what Paul stands for but he goes too far for my taste.

I dunno, I just feel the R's will support him if he wins the nomination. I just don't think he will win the nomination.

BTA, we have such a weak field right now, anything can happen. We got McCain last year.

So you think if he gets elected heroin will suddenly be legal?

You think the one man in this race who actually thinks we should abide by the Constitution (and consistently has voted accordingly) would circumvent our legislature as a means to an end?

The real reason he will have a hard time getting elected is that he is too blunt and honest. The American people like to be fed fairy tales and told big brother will take care of them. A politician bold enough to tell the truth only appeals to the grownups. There aren't enough of those in this country to elect a man so you can breathe easy.

BucEyedPea
05-08-2011, 09:55 AM
I know, I like some of what Paul stands for but he goes too far for my taste.

I dunno, I just feel the R's will support him if he wins the nomination. I just don't think he will win the nomination.

BTA, we have such a weak field right now, anything can happen. We got McCain last year.

Imo, Paul didn't answer the drug and prostitution question well in the SC debate. He should have said, those issues have nothing to do with a President's job or the Federal govt's. These issues belong with the states. Although Paul does support legalization of these things, it's not a presidential issue. Yeah, the War on Drugs needs to be dealt with because of the suppression of certain rights, but that doesn't mean legalization of all recreational drugs by the Feds either. I do think these issues are a turn-off for conservatives, including myself, but he needed to show where those issues have relevancy.

go bowe
05-08-2011, 02:49 PM
gee, honey...

good point... :thumb:

ROYC75
05-09-2011, 10:59 AM
So you think if he gets elected heroin will suddenly be legal?

You think the one man in this race who actually thinks we should abide by the Constitution (and consistently has voted accordingly) would circumvent our legislature as a means to an end?

The real reason he will have a hard time getting elected is that he is too blunt and honest. The American people like to be fed fairy tales and told big brother will take care of them. A politician bold enough to tell the truth only appeals to the grownups. There aren't enough of those in this country to elect a man so you can breathe easy.

Nope, at the present time, he is not even who I support. In the end, maybe, but to legalize heroin ? Notta chance, he obviously didn't answer that too well.

cdcox
05-17-2011, 06:00 PM
$1M in one day? Chump change./Mit

orange
05-17-2011, 06:09 PM
$1M in one day? Chump change./Mit

I wondered when someone would mention the $10.5 Million Man. I knew it wouldn't be one of the Paulistas.

Chocolate Hog
05-17-2011, 06:24 PM
It's no surprise Orange is cheerleading for Romney liberals stick together.

Dave Lane
05-17-2011, 06:27 PM
I so hope Ron or Rand Paul run for office as a Republican or a independent. I guess I'm sentimental. You see Ron and Rand have something in common with my dad and I. And that is that we will never be elected president either.

Got love that we have so much in common.

orange
05-17-2011, 06:38 PM
It's no surprise Orange is cheerleading for Romney liberals stick together.

Cheerleading for Romney? Hardly. But a quick reality test for you:

http://ejad.best.vwh.net/java/money/images/10_bill.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-ZezXI8AVYc/TLvjJF5XyXI/AAAAAAAAB78/_0DsWK_oOvc/s400/The+Missing+Dollar+$+illusion.jpg

Which buys more?

Chocolate Hog
05-17-2011, 06:40 PM
Cheerleading for Romney? Hardly. But a quick reality test for you:

http://ejad.best.vwh.net/java/money/images/10_bill.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-ZezXI8AVYc/TLvjJF5XyXI/AAAAAAAAB78/_0DsWK_oOvc/s400/The+Missing+Dollar+$+illusion.jpg

Which buys more?

You do realize most of his donations are from big corporations right?

orange
05-17-2011, 06:41 PM
It still spends, doesn't it?

Chocolate Hog
05-17-2011, 06:44 PM
It still spends, doesn't it?

Indeed but selling out to big companies really isn't that impressive.

Dave Lane
05-17-2011, 07:01 PM
You do realize most of his donations are from big corporations right?

I'll bet most of his money is from Mormons.

Chocolate Hog
05-17-2011, 08:16 PM
I'll bet most of his money is from Mormons.

You spelled morons wrong.

Dave Lane
05-17-2011, 10:08 PM
You spelled morons wrong.

That would be Morans

Discuss Thrower
05-17-2011, 10:24 PM
Cheerleading for Romney? Hardly. But a quick reality test for you:

http://ejad.best.vwh.net/java/money/images/10_bill.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-ZezXI8AVYc/TLvjJF5XyXI/AAAAAAAAB78/_0DsWK_oOvc/s400/The+Missing+Dollar+$+illusion.jpg

Which buys more?

"Do you see this quarter? It used to be a nickel."