The Birthday Bomb: The Beginning Of Something Special? Or The Beginning Of The End?Submitted by removed-by-requ... on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 19:00
The Birthday Bomb is set to go off at midnight August 20th.
It's a cute name for a moneybomb, but don't let to cute name fool you. For the Ron Paul campaign, this moneybomb means everything. This is what it has come down to for the campaign and for us....One Time, One Bomb. The name of the bomb should be "The Now Or Never Bomb". Because if we fail here, and raise money only in the hundreds of thousands, this will be the beginning of the end for the campaign.
The beginning of the 2012 cycle truly begins in September. From September through December candidates will flood the early caucus and primary states with advertising and setting up and organizing troops on the ground. Millions upon millions upon millions will be spent in doing this. Romney, Bachmann and Perry are going to be spending obscene amounts of cash.
After Ames, Paul has..maybe 2.5-3 million to spend. That is nowhere near enough. If we fail on Saturday to take advantage of our success in Ames and what Jon Stewart did for us....it will be over for us in the blink of an eye. Do not doubt it. We must keep the momentum moving forward. A huge moneybomb Saturday will mean great press. We simply can't choke and blow this opportunity we have before us.
I know times are tough for many of us. But like I've said before, if you believe in Ron Paul and his message then do whatever you have to to help him be successful. If this means you have to sacrifice to do so...then so be it.
My mom is 70 years old and on a fixed income. She has only $17 dollars til the end of the month. But she's going to donate to the bomb this Saturday. How is she going to do it? She's going to borrow the money from a friend. How many people here on DailyPaul who have posted that they can't donate because things are tight have asked to borrow money so they could donate?? Is it a nice position to be in...to have to borrow from someone to donate? No, its not. But if it needs to be done,so be it. So, you owe someone 20 or 40 bucks...big deal. It wont kill you. Swallow your pride and borrow money if you don't have anything to donate. This is what I mean by sacrifice....do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Yesterday, I received a letter from the IRS saying that they're going to start the process of seizing what little property I own if I don't pay up in full what I owe them. We had a check all written out, but then I found out about the Birthday Bomb. I ripped up the check and wrote out a new one for a lower amount....so I could donate on the 20th. I'm not looking for kudos or compliments for doing this. That's not the point at all. I did what needed to be done. That's it. You don't commend someone for doing what's needed or expected of them. Sacrifice....its all about sacrifice and what you're willing to do to accomplish your goal.
You have to look at this as a war. We are up against the political establishment and the media. This moneybomb is a battle in this war. Ron Paul is our General and he has called us to arms this Saturday. What will you tell him? "Sorry General Paul, I believe in you and I want to go to war with you...but I don't have any bullets. I'll catch you later for the next battle". NOOOOOOO!!! If you're about to go to battle and you don't have any ammo....you need to go around to your buddies and ask to borrow ammo....so you can fight!!! That's what you do!!!!
If you need to borrow to donate, look on the bright side.... You are borrowing from peter to pay paul....Ron Paul that is!! ;)
I hope Paul supporters sacrifice and do what needs to be done on Saturday. I would hate to see this end way too soon.
Donate...sacrifice...do what needs to be done. Like I've been saying for months.....if we go down...let's go down gun's blazing!!!
God Bless all you Ron Paul Patriots.