Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Five Million Dollar Man ! ! !

As predicted, the Ron Paul campaign, with it's stellar 1.2 million dollars in donations in the last week of this past campaign finance reporting quarter and a 5 million dollar total for the quarter, is generating a great media buzz. Here are just a few about Ron Paul, "the Five Million Dollar Man."

This amount means that Paul is knocking on the back door of the GOP "front runners." For those of you with an interest in following trends, while Ron Paul's contributions increased 114%, Romney's decreased 29%, Giuliani's decreased 40%, and McCain's decreased 55%:

Paul Campaign Raises Over $5,000,000 In Third Quarter
October 3, 2007
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA -- The Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign raised $5,080,000 during the third quarter of 2007. That is an impressive 114 percent increase from the second quarter.
Cash on hand for the Paul campaign is $5,300,000.

The release continues below:


Paul Raises Jaw-Dropping $5 Million

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf Reports: It dominated headlines yesterday when Sen.
Hillary Clinton, D-NY, announced her campaign juggernaut had outpaced all rivals
in the campaign fundraising horse race with a $27 million haul in the third
Today's fundraising announcement by Rep. Ron Paul, the Republican
Libertarian ob-gyn from Texas, doesn't involve quite as much money, but is
downright jaw-dropping


This article totals how Ron Paul has been doing the last sixth months:

That makes $7.5 million in six months, almost all of it in "small"
donations. Such an amount, given that the vast bulk of fund-raising is raised
from corporate interests in fairly large batches, is nothing short of
sensational from a political standpoint and would seem to bear witness that Ron
Paul, as a national political figure, has reached critical mass.


Paul's cash puts him in a position to expand his campaign operation and run
advertising in the three months before the first nominating votes in the
kick-off state of Iowa. His campaign set a goal of raising $4 million in
Democratic candidates generally have been raising more than their
Republican counterparts, but Paul's performance puts him in the same financial
territory as two prominent Democrats -- the $5.2 million raised by New Mexico
Gov. Bill Richardson and $7 million raised by former Sen. John Edwards.


By comparison, two candidates considered contenders in the Republican
field, Mitt Romney and Fred D. Thompson, raised $10 million and $8 million in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to advisers, while Senator John McCain of Arizona reported raising $5 million.
The support has allowed the Paul campaign to expand both in reach and in size, and it has planned a second round of television spots (the first were broadcast in Iowa in August). And the campaign staff has been increased to 44 people from 10 over the last 10 weeks.
The $5 million figure more than doubled Mr. Paul’s first-quarter
donations, and came in a period when most candidates reported a slowing in

Sounds like a good strain:

Benton said most of Paul's money has come from online contributions. He
said the donations had placed a strain on the relatively small campaign staff,
which was trying to keep up with the accounting challenge.,0,468476.story


This story points out Paul's popularity among the military:

The study of contributions of $200 and more during the first two quarters
shows that Paul has raised three times as much from members of the military as
what's been raised by GOP fundraising front-runner Romney, and four times what
Giuliani garnered.

To read more about this, check out the article at:

And for further information beyond that see another article at:


This quote comes from an ABC News story about Ron Paul's supporters in the technology industry:

His said technologists support Paul because they're detail freaks. "When
you work in technology, a lot of the time you have to scrutinize details," he
says. "Sound bites are not enough."

To read more of this story "Geeks Roll Out for Ron Paul," check out the following link:


Whether or not this plot mentioned here is true, considering Ron Paul's popularity among Republicans and non-Republicans, this issue is an important issue to follow:


I wish you all a good day. - Allan

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