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Ron Paul has raised over $3,000,000 today

Unread postby jfiling » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:00 pm

Not sure how aware of Dr. Paul everyone here is, but the grassroots November 5th fundraising drive has been phenomenal. I personally love his positions, and plan on giving what I can ASAP to his campaign. Even though he's only polling between 3-7% I think with the cash he's raising, he could easily be one of the last men standing after the big early primaries.

www.ronpaul2008.com has a live ticker of donations coming in. The ticker was at around $2.77 million dollars at 12:01 last night.
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Unread postby FUDU » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:22 pm

It is pretty impressive to say the least.

While I agree with the guy on many things I personally do not believe in giving my hard earned money to a group of people whose job it is to deceive and misrepresent us to fulfill the interest of those that gave them the large sums of money.

He may get my vote but he ain't getting my money.
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Unread postby Dozen » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:53 pm

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Unread postby jfiling » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:34 pm

FUDU wrote:It is pretty impressive to say the least.

While I agree with the guy on many things I personally do not believe in giving my hard earned money to a group of people whose job it is to deceive and misrepresent us to fulfill the interest of those that gave them the large sums of money.

He may get my vote but he ain't getting my money.


There's the beauty. Paul isn't getting any big corporate donations, it's all coming from little guys like you and I (ok, maybe you aren't little, so don't take offense). Sure, if he was to win the primaries the big money is going to flow in, but thus far he is beholden to nobody except the little people who are sending in $100-$1000 at a time because they believe in his platform.
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Unread postby General » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:59 pm

This guy makes alot of sense but I believe that the bureacracy is so gigantic that any innovative ideas get either strangled or so watered down that they are meaningless to the average schmo.
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Unread postby Hi Oktane » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:31 pm

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Unread postby jfiling » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:16 pm

Hi Oktane wrote:This election's Howard Dean?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/P ... 3nwhhe.asp


Lots of people take cheap shots at Ron Paul, because he doesn't represent the current mainstream D.C. groupthink. Things like shrinking the government, which would lessen the influence that corporations and unions have on public policy are beyond the pale for our elected leaders.

But hey, if Ron Paul could end up being the head of the RNC (to continue the Dean analogy) I'm down with that ;)
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Unread postby mrburns » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:36 pm

The Republican party's positions are almost back-asswards at this point.

As far as I'm concerned, Ron Paul is the best choice for true Republicans and/or Libertarians.
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Unread postby Hi Oktane » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:20 pm

Allburn wrote:The Republican party's positions are almost back-asswards at this point.


Whether or not that's an accurate statement (position and execution are two different animals), the Democrats seem too inept to capitalize on any "back-asswardness" on the part of the GOP.
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Unread postby mrburns » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:26 pm

Hi Oktane wrote:
Allburn wrote:The Republican party's positions are almost back-asswards at this point.


Whether or not that's an accurate statement (position and execution are two different animals), the Democrats seem too inept to capitalize on any "back-asswardness" on the part of the GOP.


That's fair. Plus Bush's policies don't reflect complete party policy.

At any rate, the Democrats <i>should</i> have a gimme in '08 (due almost solely to Bush) and if they can't mop up, then quite frankly they deserve to lose.
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Unread postby pup » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:32 pm

At any rate, the Democrats should have a gimme in '08 (due almost solely to Bush) and if they can't mop up, then quite frankly they deserve to lose.


They will blow that advantage quicker than an 8-ball at Shawn Kemps birthday party.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:27 pm

Dozen wrote:I vote Image no matter what


And thats why this country sucks now. Republican/Democrat two sides of the same coin. Watching the US now must be the same as watching Rome in 450 ad. The barbarians are no longer at the gates they are in the Whitehouse. We need to get rid of every member of congress set term limits for both houses and elect people who actualy care about the populus. Always remeber the best defense against tyranny is a well armed population.
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