Great Press: PR Roundup on the "Five MILLION Dollar Man"Submitted by jorlowitz on Wed, 10/03/2007 - 19:32
"Today's fundraising announcement by Rep. Ron Paul, the Republican Libertarian ob-gyn from Texas, doesn't involve quite as much money [as Hillary Clinton's], but is downright jaw-dropping."
"That's more than double the campaign's second quarter haul of $2.4 million; it's also as much as "comeback" candidate John McCain has reportedly raised. Paul has $5.3 million cash on hand, again topping McCain...That's a far larger total than anyone expected from Paul and it clobbers the rumored numbers that were floating around this week..."
"The figure more than doubled his second-quarter haul during a period when most candidates’ totals shrank. "
"The amount places Paul well ahead of all but the Republican front-runners in the race. His fundraising for the quarter almost matches what Sen. John McCain is expected to report."
"Ron Paul's 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney's fundraising was down 29 percent. Giuliani was down 40 percent. McCain was down 55 percent."
"When you not only come in behind Ron Paul, but raise only about 20 percent of what he raised, your campaign is in tough shape. Mike Huckabee, how do you feel about running for the Senate in Arkansas next year?"
"That's right, the civil-liberties-loving, Rudy-Giuliani-challenging, rabid-fan-attracting congressman from Texas seems to have raised about as much as New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) and Arizona Sen. John McCain (R), who are both seen as much more viable candidates in their respective fields...Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only other candidate whose fundraising grew in the past three months, but even she didn't clock gains as high as the 114-percent increase Paul is reporting."
"While fundraising totals usually drop in the third quarter, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) bucked the trend and more than doubled his second-quarter haul with more than $5 million raised."
"Some stunning political news this hour concerning Ron Paul: The Republican presidential hopeful is low in the national and state polls, but now, when it comes to campaign cash, he’s standing very tall." - Wolf Blitzer
"The performance by Paul, an obstetrician-gynecologist from the Houston area, more than doubled the $2.3 million he raised in the second quarter and reinforced the grass-roots strength of his large online fan base."
"no, no, no, it was the same dollar bill that got donated 5 million times. Spam! Spam!" -Randolph Carter