Beating all expectations, as of midnight EST, December 15, the Ron Paul campaign raised nearly $12 million during its “Boston Tea Party” fund raiser organized by Trevor Lyman. Remarkably, in a 20 minute period earlier this evening, donations exceeded $250,000, a truly astronomical achievement for a candidate the corporate media consistently ranks as “second tier” and hardly worthy of mention. At the present rate, it is entirely possible the Ron Paul campaign will raise over $20 million by the end of the quarter ending on December 31.
“Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has a very good shot at topping 20 million for the quarter. In fact it could happen by the weekend,” Larry Fester wrote for USA Daily on December 13. “Paul may raise between 8-10 million dollars this Sunday making it by far the largest single fund raising day in presidential history. Ron Paul has already raised 11.4 million dollars this quarter.” In fact, as of Saturday, he has surpassed this predicted milestone.
“Considering that Hillary Clinton raised about 22 million in the third quarter Sunday should make it painfully obvious how good Paul’s odds are of winning the GOP nomination.”
“While the bookmakers say it is odds on that Ron Paul will break his own record for online donations in one day, the extremely short odds they give on the $10 million barrier being broken are very encouraging for the campaign,” Steve Watson wrote on December 13. “Betting odds on how much money Ron Paul’s campaign will raise in one day this Sunday suggest that bookies believe the Congressman could easily break the $10 million mark and stun his constant detractors by raising close to $20 million in the fourth quarter.”
Back on November 5th, Dr. Paul’s grassroots campaign raised over $4.3, bringing the total to an appreciable $6 million, destroying John Kerry’s all time record. “Money that pulls in money. It’s like cold fusion for campaign finance. The question: Can this reaction sustain itself for more than a day?” asked Tim Dickenson on November 6, the day after Paul’s fantastic numbers made it impossible for the corporate media to ignore his success.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the corporate media attempts to spin Ron Paul’s record-breaking numbers.
I donated an extra $100 each for my Ron Paul basher buddies!
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$1.7M so far!!
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