Thoughts on Campaign BackingSubmitted by Eugene on Sat, 01/26/2008 - 11:02
Although I’ve followed this forum for a while, this is my first post.
I had a wild thought recently and I thought that I would throw it out for comment and discussion. A few weeks ago there was a rumor of a billionaire backer for the Paul campaign. Unless I have missed something, this backer has not materialized.
However, what if there was such an individual of large net worth, say an investor, or group of investors, with an interest in changing the status quo in American politics? Perhaps someone like a George Soros, who has already gone on record as being Anti Bush, or one of his protoges, say the libertarian leaning Jimmy Rogers? Again, this is pure speculation, and these names are merely examples.
Could such individuals exert their influence to benefit the Paul campaign in a significant way, and could we see a sudden turn of events in the fortunes of Dr. Paul? An example may be the recent addition of Peter Schiff as a Ron Paul economic advisor. Could influence be exerted by such an individual or individuals to give Dr. Paul more exposure in the media, with serious discussion of his message? Could similar influence be exerted to persuade other candidates to either draw out of the contest, or not enter (Bloomberg)?
This is perhaps just wishful thinking on my part, although I would be most interested in the comments of the forum.