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I gave Ron Paul $50 a few weeks ago–it looks like I’m not the only one. I’m giving him another $50 this month.

http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=43192

GOP Ron Paul - Five Million Dollar Man?
Thursday, June 07, 2007 - FreeMarketNews.com

Congressman Ron Paul’s donations have moved up - not by hundreds of thousands - but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say.

The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, he had perhaps $500,000 on hand (see candidate estimates below).

FMNN had previously reported – after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina - that candidate Ron Paul’s (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.

http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=42336

Now observers close to the campaign are revealing – with some astonishment – that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million.

“That’s a huge number at this stage,” says one observer. “That starts to put him in a position where he can compete – state by state, anyway – with the major candidates.”

And this source added, “Of course, it’s hard to tell because the numbers keep changing – and thus nobody at the campaign has a firm count, at least not hour to hour. But the numbers are big. It’s definitely over three, probably over four, and if it hasn’t hit five yet, it will soon.”

At this rate, say observers, Ron Paul could have something like $10 million in his coffers inside of several months, and the total could keep growing – so long as he continues to hit on themes that Americans support – how to return the country to a true, small government, constitutional republic and how to end the war in Iraq.

To be sure such amounts are somewhat speculative. But to put the amount of money Ron Paul is said to have raised recently in perspective, here are the figures of cash on hand for GOP candidates as of March 31, 2007:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/money/gop.html

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From:zzzing
Date:June 9th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
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he really is the most important politician this country has seen in 100 years.
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From:crabbyolbastard
Date:June 9th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Its great that he is accruing funds and that shows I think that people are paying attention. The other contenders and the system have been trying to marginalize him I think and in the end, the parties (both) will likely try to marginalize him even more in the future as his movement gains strength.

He makes sense (for the most part, there are some dubious things he has said in the past)..and to them, that is the most heinous of crimes.
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From:dogofjustice
Date:June 9th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, I had previously mentally written him off as a guy who, while generally being a lot more sensible than the other candidates, had a few totally ridiculous positions that prevented him from being truly viable. Am I wrong about this? Can he gather the support of pragmatists as well as idealists?
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From:corinnaac
Date:June 10th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
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Ron Paul is a committed Christian and is very strongly against abortion. That said, he's a firm believer that abortion is a state's issue and would not use the federal government to force his opinion on the whole country.

I'm an atheist. I'm weakly pro-life. I support Ron Paul's candidacy.
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From:crasch
Date:June 11th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm not too thrilled with Ron Paul's stance on immigration. But the other candidates aren't too hot on that issue either, and he's so much better on almost all other issues, it's no contest.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 10th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)

Ron Paul Revolution

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One thing that is critical to remeber about Ron Paul is that while his beliefs on progressive issues are not considered by many people to be "good", he is still firmly in favor of giving that power back to the states. I live in Washington... I would like to see universal healthcare, evironmental reform, and a safety net to help people in hard times. I have come to the realization, however, that these are NEVER going to come so long as we live in a police state with federal laws preventing change at the state level.

Every year we send hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal government and then bitch when it doesn't come back to us. It's time to quit sending the money out in the first place, and use it instead to fix the problems in the states in which we now stand.

The simple fact is, the positions of his which could be considered "ridiculous" are positions which he does not attempt to dictate to the people.

With Ron Paul you will be able to affect real change wgere you live. Without him, you won't be able to affect it at any level.

America Needs Ron Paul!
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From:smjayman
Date:June 9th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
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I sent him money a few months ago, I will do so again on my next payday.
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From:_luaineach
Date:June 10th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
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He got 50$ from me, too.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 10th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)

Great Ron Paul Video

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I've donated $300 and on my way to $2300 over the next few months go to
Watch: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FG_HuFtP8w8 - www.ronpaul2008.com to make any donation!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 10th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Great Ron Paul Video

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"In the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" GEORGE ORWELL Ron Paul - FANTASTIC! Don't Tread On Me Video! http://youtube.com/watch?v=FG_HuFtP8w8
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