We Made It.
Dang, folks, this really blows my mind, and as I watch this happen, it literally has me crying for joy. When I first saw Ron Paul's campaign asking for 1/2M in the last week, I thought: "Oh, boy, NOW we'll see what these folks are made of!" and I must admit I was scared. You see, I voted for RP in 1988 when he ran for President, and it was SUCH a bummer that he got no hearing and no support. Of course, there was no Internet then and people were only hearing about him through MSM, who were completely ignoring him, so it was a complete failure.
Our guy has now spent the last 20 years fighting to get heard, even joining the party of the Neocons and being the lone voice of liberty in Congress, voting against bigger government and warmongering and all the rest, often ALL BY HIMSELF against the most powerful people in the country, earning himself the derogatory (to them) nickname of Dr. No. and finally positioning himself where he can be heard, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive and encouraging.
But now he was asking people to dig into their pockets. Send him the money that they climb their asses out of bed and drag themselves to work to earn. The money that they feed themselves and their families with and buy birthday presents with and go to the movies with. WHAT NOW? Will real sacrifices be made to back up the incredible Internet support? I know that he will get no corporate support. He will only get money from the people that have been clamoring for his message. WILL they dig into their pockets to the tune of $500,000 in just a week? It just seemed like SO much money. So I watched. I waited. I worried. I watched some more. But I didn't have to watch or wait for long.
Suddenly, money came just POURING in. A thermometer was born to show progress, and it began shooting, shooting, shooting up. My God, by the end of the first day I realized that something big was happening, and when the goal was reached by the end of the second day I literally wept for joy. Holy crap! Can it really be true? Can my dream be coming true? The campaign revised the thermometer to DOUBLE the goal. There is so much time left, but will it trail off? These are people just like me; working stiffs, not corporate moguls who can throw down thousands without thinking. These folks are making sacrifices to donate to a POLITICAL CAMPAIGN! Like my own self, many of them never even considered doing that before, not having a candidate who spoke to them; who understood what it was like to be a free person; who didn't want to tell us how to live our lives, but to free us to do it.
And so I watched. I watched as it climbed and climbed and climbed. I watched in wonder and it hit the 1M mark before the deadline and still it keeps climbing. My God, something surely IS happening. Can it be? Can we win our country back? Our freedom, our liberty back? Maye we can, if we just spread the Ron Paul word. Maybe we just can. I can't wait to see what happens in the next week. We've proven that we DO care. Maybe we CAN win our country back. From my keyboard to God's ear.