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Are you still planning to donate May 17th?

Poll: Would you have been more likely to donate to the Ron Paul money bomb May 17th, before the May 14th campaign email? Vote @ http://libertychat.com

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Yes, I would have donated if not for that email
Yes, now I'm undecided if I'll donate
No, nothing wrong with the email
No, but I think the email was a bad move

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Donating. The problems with

Donating. The problems with our government persist, the cause remains. The hunger for liberty has not died, you need only to look in the mirror. To quote the great tune "Lifer" by a great country/rock/folk group Bloodkin: "I signed on for the duration."

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we all got whipped got a few of our own
they're crossing my back like a roadmap son
hey but I don't want to cuss my fate and moan
just want to get my life's work done
listen here buddy for your information
I signed on for the duration

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but that's what happens when a war is on
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this website is totally poisoned!

there are many Romney supporters already in this website and destroying the Ron Paul campaign !

Ron Paul supporter or anyone who believes on Ron Paul will never post like this!

Go Ron Paul 2012 !

I'd donate another 2500 if I

I'd donate another 2500 if I could.

And btw, i down voted this. No brand-new user who creates a post like this deserves attention in my opinion.

Four days here

stirring up discontent and trouble by posting this leading question.

Calling you out. Go back under your bridge.

My $ will go elsewhere

I have put enough $$ into this campaign. It probably hasn't been spent wisely or effectively.


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There are two other candidates to chose from, neither good.

With the choices being Romney or Obama, a coin flip will decide which one for you. There are no differences.

Your going to hate yourself

Your going to hate yourself for quitting at such a critical moment.

Truth before all else.....it is what will allow us to emerge with dignity and honor.

I would never vote for either Obama or Romney. Never.

And I have not quit anything. I just don't feel donations to the campaign are the best use of my $. Maybe I'll donate to Johnson or a fund for RP delegates.


You bet your sweet a$% I am

Ron is working his 76 year old butt off for us and I am maxing out on Thursday!


Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

Im in definitely. Please

Im in definitely. Please everyone....give whatever you can.

Truth before all else.....it is what will allow us to emerge with dignity and honor.

The choices that you give make no sense.

All the answers are doublespeak.

However, I will give a valid answer. The Doc has asked us for just enough money to last until Tampa. He will have what he needs if I have anything to say about it.

I'm in for at least $100.00.

personally, I think the Doc has a few surprises up his sleeve. I wouldn't miss it for the world.

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”― Henry David Thoreau

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Mine will be twice

I plan to honor the pledge invoice I received in the mail plus an online donation and a chance to see my name on the ticker again= total $200.

bombs away

I just donated and upped my number that I was originally planning to give. :)
BTW, I live in the UK but am a US citizen and am doing what I can long distance to serve Dr Paul.

Be realistic.

I can not rationalize donating to the campaign after these past two days. I understand that this a long term movement, and that it does need funding to keep going, but I feel like the campaign is sort of being dishonest about what is going on here. This IS a suspension of the campaign, make no mistake. This is exactly what Santorum did, he halted his campaign going foreword while keeping control of his delegates. I feel like this is the campaign attempting to get more income while in reality suspending the campaign. Even in the email today the campaign reinforces the fact that this will probably be the last money bomb of the campaign.

Now, like I mentioned before I understand the movement is a long term one, so donations are not in vain or useless and I hope people still do contribute (I've donated every money bomb previous). I worry about people being misled into believing that this campaign is going on in earnest, and that we'll have a major impact on the convention. I'm not of the opinion that we'll show up with a large minority or ,even more absurdly, a majority of the delegates and is completely unrealistic. Please, if you donate, don't have any misconceptions or at least understand that this phase is over. And it is over, understand that this is going to be put in a war chest for future elections.

With these statements from the campaign these last couple days, it's clear that their intention at the convention is to attempt to obtain changes to the platform and changes to the rules going forward. But no matter how many delegates we get, even if it is over 600 hundred, (well maybe then they would)the establishment republican leadership will never allow us free and easy access to the leavers of power. Combine that with the fact that the campaign has urged supporters to play nice and not cause issues, and the Ron Paul delegation have their hands tied at the convention. It's clear we won't be interrupting Mitt's crowning as the nominee. So just be aware of that.


Come on. If thats how you feel then so be it. No need to express those feelings here. Go crawl in a corner and pout and let the rest of us believe in something. We all know there are no sure bets in life but there is always hope. I actually feel better about this now than I did months ago. I would be saying and doing the same things at this point in the game. Have you ever seen the movie the Patriot? Remember the end when he is wounded, exhausted, physically (not mentally) blind to the sword about to hit his neck? If so...then you remember what happened next.

Truth before all else.....it is what will allow us to emerge with dignity and honor.

After that brilliant feint?

After that brilliant feint? Of course ill donate. I can't wait to see the few Romney's who decide to bother showing up blinking and stammering like idiots, saying: "But.. I thought he was out?"


I just sent in $250.

Count me in.

I've donated before and I will continue to do so.


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Will I donate?

I already donated.

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Does anyone know why Ron said this will be his last money bomb?

His email from 5/15 said the following:

"This is likely to be the last Money Bomb of my campaign, so I would truly appreciate your contribution."

Is that because he expects to have enough money to get him through to the convention and beyond? It sounds an awful lot like a concession to me that he will not continue much longer.

By claiming there is no conspiracy, you prove to those who believe in the conspiracy that you are part of the conspiracy.

yes but......

Im still a little P.Oed with this new strategy. Is it an exit strategy? The lie down and see what happens stradegy? I don't know. When I donate to the cause, I want to see some action.

No matter where you go...there you are.


After I listened to the ENTIRE Wead radio interview I went from deflated and depressed to SUPER RON PAUL SUPPORTER!! Also, Wead mentioned that the brokered convention is out because Santorum suspended his campaign. I'm hoping someone will figure out why this matters but it also gave me a brilliant idea! I am working on ALL my friends and associates and also the delegates that I met at my county's convention. I conviced one Santorum delegate that won to look at Ron Paul and he said that after my heartfelt speech he was leaning towards Dr Paul now. Get anyone you know that supported Santorum or won as a Santorum delegate to take a SERIOUS look at Dr Paul since their candidate is no longer running. If we can get the Santorum supporters to understand that they were duped by the RNC and their candidate was strongly convinced to drop out to get Romey in then they may decide that Ron Paul is a much better choice than Romney. There are still ALOT of primaries and conventions that we could pull in a HUGE group of dedicated supporters over to Dr Paul. This is my personal goal and I hope others pick up on it too!!

I will donate

just as I would have otherwise.

There is no reason to not donate unless you're not a Ron Paul supporter.
All Ron Paul supporters will donate.


Not stopping. Not ever.

No but only because...

I did yesterday. I need to check and see where I'm at but I'm over $1,500 so far and won't stop until at least August. I wish the campaign store had a fresh tshirt supply though.


The campaign essentially gave in, and so will I.

You betcha sonny!

I'm donating more now than originally intended! Go Ron Paul!

I will donate

I will donate

No, but I will be on the 18th...payday!

I don't care what the email said, I am fighting to take back America and help make it a country I can be proud of and safe for my kids.

I will donate.

Doesn't matter what anyone else does. I will not quit. I will sleep well at night.

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