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.