Ron Paul Raises $6 Million in One Day, Revolution in High Gear
Published on December 17, 2007 · Filed Under Politics
(Long Island, N.Y.) Whoever said Presidential Candidate Ron Paul didn’t have a chance at winning the primaries is clearly mistaken. Ron Paul, raised over $6 million on Sunday, in a one-day fundraising effort, out raising his rivals and making history as the largest single-day online fundraising haul in U.S. political history. This is actually the campaigns second record setting day as donors dropped $4.2 million into his campaign back on Nov. 5th. His campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said Sunday’s haul put the campaign over $18 million in fundraising for the fourth quarter, 50% more than its goal of $12 million with two weeks to go. The campaign reported that 24,940 of the donors who contributed during the Dec. 16 haul were new supporters.
Despite most mainstream media’s intent on ignoring him, grassroots efforts prove that support for the 10-term Republican congressman from Texas is clearly alive and well. The fact that Ron Paul supporters are enthusiastic and willing to work in the trenches disseminating information about him should alert any intelligent person that there is something important about the Ron Paul message and that it needs to be investigated more thoroughly. Ron Paul has been quoted as saying, “There is a revolution going on in this country and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Ron Paul supporters, acting independently from his official campaign, have also raised $235,000 to sublease a 197-foot long blimp with the message: “Who is Ron Paul? Google Ron Paul.” Organizers are flying along the Eastern Seaboard. Their goal is to remain in the air until the Jan. 8th New Hampshire primaries. Paul supporters say the presidential blimp is the first of its kind and they continue to create websites like thisnovember5th.com and teaparty07.com, paint their vehicles with political messages, and use aggressive techniques like their “operation front door” where meetup groups go door to door canvasing in every state accross the country. The grassroots work is raising not only awareness but millions of dollars in revenue for the campaign.
The events on Sunday marked the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, when colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes. Paul has stood out from the Republican field with his strong interest in a swift removal of troops from Iraq as well as abolishing the Federal Reserve and the income tax. He believes that controlled and conservative spending oversees along with new foreign policies can help rebuild Americas current financial situation.