Young backers flock to aid GOP presidential hopeful
Paul insists his fate will be different than Dean’s, and not just because online campaigning is more important today––YouTube, Facebook and MySpace are all sponsoring debates—but because he’s tapped into a deep public sentiment. How else could he raise so much money, he asks?
“The disgust with government and the spread of our message, plus the willingness of these individuals on the Internet to organize, is going to make a difference,” he said in interview.
The Internet fundraising crusade has given Paul a far bigger role than he would otherwise have. Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said the campaign is budgeting advertising buys through the Feb. 5 primaries, no matter what happens in earlier states. Click here for more.