The Incontiguous Brick

December 16, 2007

Ron Paul can really throw a tea party!!!

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 10:06 pm

A lot of Ron Paul supporters have been anticipating the big Dec. 16th Tea Party to see how much money could be raised. I was confident he would do pretty well but also had a few doubts. I know that some of his supporters would not be contributing (my own brother for one) because they has already maxed out their donations. Legally speaking, an individual can donate no more than $2300 to a campaign. So with this in mind, I was concerned that this event would not go as well as we hoped.

Turns out, my fears were without basis. It seems Dr. Paul has found a army of new supporters that were eager to be a part of something big. Over 24,600 first time donors contributed today to make this one of the greatest campaign fund raising events ever!

Grand total for the day = $5,920,000

I know that this will not make Ron Paul an immediate media sensation and they will find clever ways to minimize this day. But with a $18 million war chest, it will be hard to ignore the advertising that will come out of all this. The commentators at Fox News still only get one vote each. That is the same that you and I get. He can win this without the media’s endorsement.



  1. Now we need to get rid of the Diebold voting machines. The one in my district isn’t; I checked!

    Comment by The Hedonistic Pleasureseeker — December 17, 2007 @ 3:18 am | Reply

  2. All of the money in the world will not propel Ron Paul into the White House. Until Ron Paul repents for his sins and takes Jesus Christ into his heart as his only Lord and Savior, he will not win the Republican nomination. MIke Huckabee is the future of Christian America.

    Comment by johnnypeepers — December 17, 2007 @ 5:18 am | Reply

  3. 18 million war chest and I’ve yet to hear/see an ad. When is he going to start ? Now with two primaries popping next month or when he becomes the new Perot ?

    Comment by in2thefray — December 17, 2007 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  4. re in2thefray,

    As I understand it, all the money spent on advertising has been limited to New Hampshire and Ohio. If you are in one of those states and have not seen or heard any, then I don’t know what to tell you.

    Comment by iknowkeith — December 17, 2007 @ 9:00 am | Reply

  5. Fellow lovers of liberty,

    Due to your interest in the message advocated by Ron Paul I wanted to make sure you were aware of the 2008 Liberty Forum (, which is happening January 3-6th in Nashua, NH.

    If you haven’t yet heard, Dr. Paul is one of the keynote speakers for the second year in a row (check out this video to see his speech from 2007). Last year over 350 people attended. This year we’re expecting even more (which is why we had to find a different venue that had greater capacity). It would be excellent if you could help us to spread the message of liberty by letting visitors to your site know about this event.

    Note that for those under 18 registration fees are waived and that college students get a steep discount (they can email Chris Lawless, the coordinator for the Liberty Forum, at:

    Thanks in advance. I hope to see you in NH!

    In Liberty,


    Comment by Pete Eyre — December 25, 2007 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  6. I am so confused by the internet rumours and absolute childish media NON-coverage of Ron Paul. I liked what I heard from him, and then someone mentioned his link to white supremist groups. I checked that out and it turned out to be 1 dude in FL who contributed $500. Not what the rumours were suggesting. Then I hear of these newsletters Ron Paul himself prints with info about UFO’s making himself sound nuts. True? Not true? A link or a real source would be helpful. I like what I’ve heard him say he stands for. It’s hard to sort it all out when the media barely gives him a nod. Hell, I don’t even know if he’s still running. Johnnypeeps: did God tell you Jesus doesn’t live in Ron Paul’s heart? ‘Cause He’s the only one who can really see in there, you know. If I, when reading answers to candidates questions, preferred Ron Paul over other candidates, can someone tell me (I’m looking for truthful info here) where McCain differs from Paul? I know he does, I’m just wondering exactly how his stance on all the issues doesn’t match, and just how much it’s off from Paul’s. Thanks in advance.

    Comment by liveorganically — February 19, 2008 @ 2:56 am | Reply

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