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Big Fundraising Day for Congressman Ron Paul on June 5, 2011?

by Thomas Johnson
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Congressman Ron Paul's legions of supporters are at it again. They've got another one of their moneybombs planned for June 5, 2011. If you are not familiar with what a moneybomb is, then you can read up on it at Wikipedia. Basically, a moneybomb is a 24-hour fund-raising explosion, that came into being in support of Congressman Paul during his 2008 presidential run, that can and has easily brought in millions of dollars online in a single day. Congressman Paul holds the one day moneybomb record, set on December 16, 2007, when he raised over $6 million dollars in a 24-hour period.

Congressman Paul has formally entered the 2012 race for President of the United States and Paul's savvy and dedicated supporters have started bombing dollars once again. Just recently, Paul supporters had a debate day moneybomb to celebrate the first 2012 Republican Presidential debate held in South Carolina. The supporters raised over $1 million dollars for Congressman Paul without him even lifting a finger as he watched his coffers fill during the 24-hour period of May 5, 2011.

Governor Mitt Romney just recently announced that he had raised $10.25 million dollars in one day, but the specifics are still unclear as to how many donors, the average donation, and whether the money was just pledged or was cold hard cash in hand. No other Republican candidates have raised over one million dollars in a fundraiser yet except Congressman Paul and possibly Governor Romney.

As of the time of this writing, Paul's supporters are ten days from dropping another one of their moneybombs.

Continued at: http://www.nolanchart.com/article8694_Big_Fundraising_Day_Co...




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I hope that more people sign

I hope that more people sign up for the moneybomb. The amount of sign ups is only in the 3k range. People please sign up.

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I like how this author points out Romney may not have really....

......raised all of the money he claims to have done.

The author is correct, we will have to give more than a millon. But, somehow, I think it will happen. This is the problem with planning too many of these money bombs, we are always going to have to do better than the last.

I think it is more smoke and

I think it is more smoke and mirrors from Romney trying to paint himself as a 'Strong' front runner.

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there is a backman

there is a backman advertisement on drudge. anyone here going to get their act together and do some good advertising ratehr than stupid facebook pages all the time from the SAME 10,000 people that ALWAYS donate?!?!?!?!1

get your act together slackers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We definitely seem a bit

We definitely seem a bit disorganized.

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It does seem like there are too many bombs planed

has anyone thought of trying to out do other candidates on the days of there bombs? I know bachman had one today. Seems many are trying them now. If the campaign wants smaller more frequent money bombs I think this could accomplish that while still generating publicity.

We've never done outdo the

We've never done outdo the other candidate bombs.

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4th of july fundraisers in

4th of july fundraisers in the past have not worked due to the holiday weekend. I think June 5 is too soon and too many money bombs are scheduled.

The goal of a money bomb is to get a mass of cash to get media attention, if he does raise at least 2 million this time it will get little to no coverage, what we need is for people to save up for a few months and have one massive event and raise over 10 million, that would make national headlines.

/agree. This June 5 moneybomb

/agree. This June 5 moneybomb needs to be sizable.

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I wish they would have waited

I wish they would have waited for July 4.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

I like July 4 as well, but so

I like July 4 as well, but so many people are out on vacation that day. Would as many people get involved on July 4?

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I Donated $500 on May 5...

And will donate another $500 more on June 5th. Hope to donate up to the limit for the year. Worth every penny. The campaign is already so much stronger than last year and anything I can do to help I will.

Awesome. I gave $20.12 twice

Awesome. I gave $20.12 twice as it was as much as I could do with my budget.

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