David Weigel | November 5, 2007, 11:21am
In about 11 hours Paul has raised $1.6 million. That surge is part of a mass November 5th fundraiser dreamed up by grassroots Paul supporters: "Remember, remember, the fifth of November" by raising $5 million in one day for Paul. The campaign had fallen well short of its $4 million goal for October, raising some doubt whether it could raise $12 million by December 31. If the donors merely keep up their pace today, they'll get the campaign halfway to that goal with 55 days left. By comparison, Howard Dean blew away the rest of the Democrats in the final quarter of 2003 by raising $15 million. That was after three months as the frontrunner, the endorsement of Al Gore, etc.
Even if you don't like Paul, you have to gasp at what's happening in the GOP race. There are three phenomenons running in tandem: Paul's fundraising, Huckabee's cash-strapped poll surge, and McCain's running-on-fumes poll comeback. Anybody working for the Rudy-Fred-Mitt power trio has to wonder why the Republican base is so hungry for these other choices. (Also, more reason to ignore the campaign finance reformers who whine about big money trumping ideas and good people in politics.)
Editor's Note: As we said to you when we briefly visited in Ames Iowa on the floor of the Hilton Coliseum, "Ron Paul has the momentum." I hope you can brush the dust off of yourself David to file a final report on Ron Paul's amazing fundraising success yesterday! Cheers!
PS. It's funny how David Weigel, like another "David" we recently wrote about, still believes in the tooth fairy - ie. these "national poll numbers." Just like the electronic voting machines that have been stealing We The People's votes for the past 30+ years, these "national polls" are all "smoke and mirrors." Ron Paul's surge is causing the elites to panic which is requiring them to literally "create" - out of thin air - "Huckabee's cash-strapped poll surge, and McCain's running-on-fumes poll comeback."
We need to get rid of voting in the dark - ie. we need to get back to machine free voting (using and counting paper ballots, etc). We need to Vote In Sunshine once again! Please support the National Clean Elections Lawsuit!