Nov. 12, 2007
By Tony Seaton - Huntington News Network
When the Internet first came into everyday use in the 1990s, some foresaw a golden era of politics. As citizens gained more access to information and as their voices could more easily be projected into political discourse via bulletin boards, Web sites and email, candidates would have more reason to communicate directly with voters.
Campaigns would become cheaper and more honest, while the power of lobbyists, political action committees, consultants and other middlemen would fade.
Now comes Ron Paul, whose "Money Bomb" campaign goal is to raise 12 million dollars by the end of the year with online contributions, and is well on its way, having raised nearly half of that on a single day.
On Nov. 5, 2007, the Ron Paul campaign raised more than $ 4.3 million, setting a new online fund-raising record.
As Paul's campaign's videos, true grass-roots, made-by-supporters, efforts like this one, called Tea Party '07, which help the Paul campaign raise his phenomenal totals, get ever more sophisticated, they're making mainstream media once more sit up and take note of what many already absorbed.
See for yourself, as many say this campaign is history-in-the-making.
Watch a Ron Paul YouTube video made by a supporter.
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