Ron Paul's donation base has EXPLODED!!

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http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=43192

GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man?
Thursday, June 07, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com


Congressman Ron Paul’s donations have moved up - not by hundreds of thousands - but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say.

The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, he had perhaps $500,000 on hand (see candidate estimates below).

FMNN had previously reported – after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina - that candidate Ron Paul’s (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.

http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=42336

Now observers close to the campaign are revealing – with some astonishment – that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million.

“That’s a huge number at this stage,” says one observer. “That starts to put him in a position where he can compete – state by state, anyway – with the major candidates.”

And this source added, “Of course, it’s hard to tell because the numbers keep changing – and thus nobody at the campaign has a firm count, at least not hour to hour. But the numbers are big. It’s definitely over three, probably over four, and if it hasn’t hit five yet, it will soon.”

At this rate, say observers, Ron Paul could have something like $10 million in his coffers inside of several months, and the total could keep growing – so long as he continues to hit on themes that Americans support – how to return the country to a true, small government, constitutional republic and how to end the war in Iraq.

To be sure such amounts are somewhat speculative. But to put the amount of money Ron Paul is said to have raised recently in perspective, here are the figures of cash on hand for GOP candidates as of March 31, 2007:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/money/gop.html

Sam Brownback
cash-on-hand: $806,626

Jim Gilmore
cash-on-hand: $90,107

Rudy Giuliani
cash-on-hand: $11,949,735

Mike Huckabee
cash-on-hand: $373,918

Duncan Hunter
cash-on-hand: $272,552

John McCain
cash-on-hand: $5,180,799

Ron Paul
cash-on-hand: $524,919

Mitt Romney
cash-on-hand: $11,863,653

Tom Tancredo
cash-on-hand: $575,078

Tommy Thompson
cash-on-hand: $139,723

Source: CNN


Staff Reports - Free-Market News Network
 
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I have been way out of the loop in politics lately due to a very large and looming exam at the end of this month. Where can I find info on each of the prospective presidential candidates? Who are the favorites right now and are there sites that compare each one side-by-side?
 

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I have been way out of the loop in politics lately due to a very large and looming exam at the end of this month. Where can I find info on each of the prospective presidential candidates? Who are the favorites right now and are there sites that compare each one side-by-side?
Ron Paul is the big Republican favorite without the $$$, so the press are trying to suppress him as being a valid canidate right now. See some of the videos posted on here, he does seem to shake up the attitudes. The question I have, will he do the same if he is elected? Or is he just trying to seperate himself from the crowd?
 

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Ron Paul is the big Republican favorite without the $$$, so the press are trying to suppress him as being a valid canidate right now. See some of the videos posted on here, he does seem to shake up the attitudes. The question I have, will he do the same if he is elected? Or is he just trying to seperate himself from the crowd?
He isn't just saying it. His voting history shows he means it.
 
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Ron Paul has my vote, based on what I have seen from him in debates and things on Youtube.
 

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I was skeptical about any politician running in this years race until I hear Ron Paul speak.

I like what I hear.

I've even begun asking everyone on my email contact list to consider Ron Paul before they decide on either Republican or Democrat.

The more I talk to people about their political views, the more I'm convinced that everyone is tired of Politics As Usual.
No one trusts either Republican nor Democratic leading candidates and few see a real difference.

The economy is not strong simply because of the Dow Jones. Everyone I talk to is deeply concerned about the growing divide between rich and poor, as most middle class Americans slip more toward the poorer side than the rich side.

The informal survey also reveals Americans impatient with the flood of illegal aliens and legislative leaders incapable or unwilling to deal with it without fear of losing votes to those very illegals should they be given amnesty.

Most Americans don't feel represented by their elected officials. Most feel special interests, big business and personal wealth and power are their only reason for running.

This is why I'm urging more and more to at least consider listening to Ron Paul before they decide come election day.
 
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Centig & others-

Here is a brand new and very inspiring 8 minute video on Ron Paul. This gives a great synopsis about this fine man and his principals. I firmly believe that anyone that takes a short amount of time to research Dr. Paul will passionately support him.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FG_HuFtP8w8

As for his flip flop potential? Not happening. He's the most consistent voter in Congress. Every politician in the race would KILL to be able to make that claim. Every republican candidate is now saying that the war with Iraq was a mistake. 70% of Americans agree with that. Dr. Paul was one of only 8 people to vote against it BEFORE we declared war.

With Dr. Paul you get exactly what he tells you, and this is fully substantiated by his voting record - not a bunch of lame and vague political rhetoric.


If you want to get familiar with him, go to his official site http://www.ronpaul2008.com (kaje has also linked it in his sig, I need to do the same).
 
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Sorry, just had one other comment relating to the initial post. I've donated $150 to the campaign so far (never in my life did I think I would donate one penny to a candidate), and I swear I will donate the full $2,300. I've taken $50 out of each paycheck over the last 6 weeks. It's a lot of money for me, but I look at it as an investment. When Paul is elected and begins the footwork to eliminate the federal reserve, I should make that money back very quickly:D

This groundswell of support to his campaign has been incredibly inspiring to me. If you support Dr. Paul as a candidate just $5 makes a huge difference (the more the merrier of course). While his growth has been exponential, there is still a lot more room to improve - the top Dems in the race have amassed some $50 million already.

If you'd like to donate, just go to his official website.
 

kaje

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I plan on donating but it will be after I've started my new job.

Also, I'm going to be looking into the cost of getting some yard signs made in Stillwater in the coming weeks. I'll let everyone know who's interested once I find something out.
 

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I think Kaje and desertpoke have single handedly (using that term for two people might negate it's meaning :D) turned OrangePower into a Ron Paul hotbed. I'm gonna vote for him, and I hope that word spreads. If I'm on campus next semester, I might try to join his campaign and work the student body a little bit. I believe if word got out more about him that he'd be the front runner. Thing is, he may be the only Republican that can actually with the final election.
 

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One more thing, what's pretty awesome is that I'm seeing several people on here that I would have thought to be liberal being big Ron Paul supporters. Just more proof that Paul can win the big election if he gets the nomination.
 

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Dude, it seems that the more I learn about the man the more I like him, but can someone explain the idea behind doing away with the federal reserve? I really don't know enough to know if it's a good or bad idea, but it makes me nervous.

P.S. I wonder how many posts I start with the word dude :D
 

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Dude, it seems that the more I learn about the man the more I like him, but can someone explain the idea behind doing away with the federal reserve? I really don't know enough to know if it's a good or bad idea, but it makes me nervous.

P.S. I wonder how many posts I start with the word dude :D
Here you go. Economics isn't my greatest subject but this is from his words.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul53.html
 

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Dude, it seems that the more I learn about the man the more I like him, but can someone explain the idea behind doing away with the federal reserve? I really don't know enough to know if it's a good or bad idea, but it makes me nervous.

P.S. I wonder how many posts I start with the word dude :D
You should read the book or watch the video of "Rich Dad Poor Dad".

It covers how the elite has changed the markets in the past 100 years by changing the laws. What they mean about doing away with the federal reserve is going back to the gold standard for the dollar. By not having the dollar tied to the gold standard, we can purchase goods from foriegn countries and then create an artificial inflation on the dollar when the foriegn country has enough of your dollars. We did this to the Japanese in the late 80's and 90's which really held their economy back. To some degree, it may affect your money too if you aren't getting raises and/or have your money in investments to keep up with an artificial inflation.