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RON PAUL CAMPAIGN FUNDS: Do The Math

Today is January 26th. The Ron Paul Campaign has asked us to get this quarter's donations total to $8400K by "Super Tuesday", February 5th. At the rate we are going today we will have donated a total of $55K by the end of the day. That means that we have nine more days to raise the remaining $4850K, ten if you include February 5th.

So, even if we include February 5th towards meeting our goal, this means we need an average of $485K per day starting tomorrow.

Yesterday we donated roughly $66K, 13.6% of this amount.
Today we donated roughly $55K, 11.3% of this amount.

To meet the goal the campaign has set, we will need to donate 8.85 times more money than we donated today every day for the next ten days. If we donate the same amount every day that we donated today, we will end up with $550K, 11.3% of what he asked for.

Some people are discussing another moneybomb. I have heard a number of dates, but the most talked about one seems to be February 1st. The "Free At Last"/MLK moneybomb was promoted vigorously for nearly a month-- much more than any moneybomb than will take place between now and February 5th can or will be promoted. That moneybomb also took place over a month after the last moneybomb, giving people time to save up and recover. This one, if it happens, will be less than two weeks after the "Free At Last" moneybomb.

Even if we have a money bomb which pulls in $1850K, the same amount as the last money bomb, we would still need another $333K per day on the other nine days, 6.01 times more money than we donated today.

This is not pessimism, this is not speculation. Everything in this article is an undisputed fact. I present this to you so that everyone can see the reality of where we are at and in the hopes that you will donate as much money you can afford and encourage others to do the same!

Please bump this thread so others can see it.

Thank you and good luck!

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Campaign is addicted to moneybombs too

Some people have commented that no emails have been sent about this new goal. With some 160,000 donors and a specific and urgent reason for requesting the funds, $5 million is doable. The campaign did something similar at the end of September, coaxing $1.2 million from a much smaller donor base in six days.

Just as we've grown used to waiting for moneybombs, I think the campaign has come to expect the grassroots to organize their fundraising drives. This time there is too little time for that. The campaign fundraisers will have to actually raise the money, both online and off, just like all the other campaigns.

Anniversary Day Bomb Feb. 1

I think some people myself included are saving a couple extra bones for Mr. and Mrs. Paul's 51st Anniversary. The word out is $51 on the 1st of Feb. I know everyone would like to see the 5mil raised asap, but lets not panic. Just keep steady pressure on our Revolution, we all know what to do.

the campaign has has what

the campaign has had what 130,000 donars total.. if we could just get that many people to donante 100.00 more dollars were in it! the campaign should send everyone an email and ask this.. they have the email list.. it shouldn't be to hard!

there has been millions more raised

considering blimp ads payed for by supporters and other things

I say stop giving money to some of these stupid things the blimp has money to last till the 5th then what you can't be everywhere at once the states are scattered it had it's day I see these ridiculous chip ins donate to the campaign and help to run commercials and ads in news papers

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

RON PAUL CAMPAIGN FUNDS: Do The Math

i donated 100$ today.

i would like to see rp put some commercials up in the northern california area. i'm being inundated with hillary commercials; the commercials are sapping my will to life.

I think people are tapped out

and they see the obvious voter fraud that is going on. All the different grassroots expenses took away from the main campaign. Don't get me wrong all the different ideas were wonderful. I maxed out with MLK day.

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They wanna get people to donate now

People will start giving up If he does bad in florida I don't think he;'s gonna win but he's gonna do really good He needs to do some fundraisers Mccain raised a million or more the other day

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

Please SPREAD

This is the ONLY MONEY BOMB. Please donate to it and NOW, or we will be short of money for these states coming up in Feb. Do you want it to be over on the 5th? He needs money to go beyond that.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

More facts

The campaign asked for $23 million by Feb 5th just before New Year's. Now they will settle for $8 million. The campaign said in late November they needed money right away because they had to book media spots a month in advance. If true, then anything we raise in the next 10 days will not be used on Feb 5th. (by the way, it's not true - case in point McCain and Romney: they're buying air time day by day).

My point is not to discourage donations, but to state the obvious: the campaign's job is to ask for money, and lots of it, and now. All the candidates are doing it. The Paul campaign will not end if they fall short of this fundraising goal. But the more money they get, the better.

Facts?

Your 'facts' are wrong.

RP asked for 23 million additional Dec. for Super T. (had 20 mill. acct).

Generally, 1 mo. is asked, to facilitate planning, but not required..and HQ did not explicitly state what you claim.

Base has only given 3.8 million toward RP's 23 million asTHAT'S IT!

So, RP did ask for 23 million BIG MONEY (3.6 was given)...now at this late date since last money bomb...to ask for the additional 20 million...would overwhelm folks..and likely could not be slated to be spent at this late date. RP could not ask the base to raise 20 million in less than 2 weeks..get real...so...he had to modify his ask..AND DIMINISH spending for Super T. .because base did not supply needed funding.

5 million may be doable...thus, the RP did the lower ask...within this 10 day time frame.

People have to get real amount what has, and has not transpired.

RP DID ASK FOR BIG MONEY 23 millions for Super T....it did not come..3.8 million did.

You don't get it..

If there isn't money for Feb 5th it will be all over.
There are 20 states going on at once!!!!!!!! Think!!!!!!!!!

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

I did think

I thought after Iowa and NH: "the chance to get the nomination has passed, we are now in this to win enough delegates to influence the convention and win enough hearts and minds to build a long-term movement."

If you think a few million more is going to change our polling in 20 states without constant major media coverage then I turn your injunction back to you.

Not over by a long shot.

Its not over by a longshot, hardly.

Remember what happened when the media forgot to pump up the vote in Nevada, we came in 2nd (Romney didn't forget to pump up his church).
Remember what happend when the media forgot to pump up the vote in Louisiana We WON! (ok maybe not, but you know the story).

Can the media truly turn out the vote for 20 different states at once. Here in Florida I've heard barely a whisper for the elections this Tuesday, yea I expect the media to turn up the heat just in time to get decent turnout. But 20 more states in just a week later. I think they might just come up short of their motivation drive, and thats when we sneak around for the kill. Just remember to do it a bit more quietly than in Louisiana. :)

people have lost faith, they want results.

I continue to donate to every moneybomb and I will donate again before the 5th, but it is harder when you fight alone, or at least with fewer numbers. I see way too much talk about a third party bid here lately. The roots are dying just as the tree begins to blossom. Seriously folks, the 5th is OURS for the taking. Remember Nevada? do you think that was just some fluke? The other candidates didn't compete there because they COULDN'T compete there. They are broke, we are not, at least not yet. Ron Paul is riding a fine line now and I wish he could be more forthcoming with US but the enemy knows everything that we know. What Ron Paul says is fact, what we say is speculation. It is better for him to be no threat than to attract their combined attack right now. Giuliani and Huckabee fall in Florida. McCain's weakest subject is our Strongest! No pro-war candidate will win the general election with an electorate that is 70% against the War. It is Ron Paul or a Democrat. Period. The Republicans have only ONE choice, they just don't know it yet. Help them see.

A thought for those who keep asking for money bombs...

We need to make all the pro 'money bombers' understand that on the campaign site they have the money meter ... each time that money meter moves closer means that the Ron Paul Bomber is slowly opening it's bomb bay doors. When we reach that 8mill mark - THE REAL MONEY BOMB DROPS. And this time Dr. Paul's bomber is located right above key states, dropping media bombs containing a firestorm of his message.

This is a different type of money bomb, imo...becuase we will be able to SEE what the bomb will do.

THIS IS LITTERALLY THE END ALL BE ALL OF MONEY BOMBS.

BUMP...

Please give generously to the campaign. We must help Obi-Ron... he's our only hope!

I can't afford squat

wish I could. Gas and food are absolutely killing us. Someone can donate in my name though ;)

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Donate your time then...

Are you a member of your local meetup group? Did you do any canvassing today? Can you do any tomorrow?

I am in SC

??
I miss canvassing!

Mathew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

You Have A Phone?

Canvass over the phone in other states!

If you cant donate.

Then pass out flyers and stuff like that. Get em from meetup members if you have too.

We are doin what we can in NJ.

Does my burka make my butt look fatwa?

DEPENDS ON FLORIDA

If Paul finishes high in Florida, it could bring him some new donors.

I doubt that...

RP will simply shut down his campaign *if* he were not to receive the 8.5 by feb. 5; he will figure out other strategies. He has said in the past that they have struggled to find out how to spend the money raised.
Relax.
And yes,maybe that the 'money bomb' has had it's day. Just like the blimp. We need fresh ideas.
Please refrain from ranting at people to get off the net and canvas. It's annoying. [as an aside]. Judge not.....just move on.and donate(:

We'll See How Badly Everyone Wants This

Frankly, I wonder whether the money bomb is a concept whose time has come -- and gone. Let's face it, in the Internet age, societal evolution tears along at near the speed of light.

The very first money bomb back in November was phenomenal. It had never been done before, and certainly not by volunteers. We made history that day, so much so that we decided to try it again.

The second one was even bigger. Had it not come nine days before Christmas, it might have garnered even more. But let's face it, $6 million is hard to best. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that the New Year's Eve money bomb came to something less than the Boston Tea Party.

The MLK "Free at Last" money bomb, in my opinion, suffered from the following defects: 1) it came too near on the heels of the last one for the base to save up enough money for it, 2) by this time the newness had begun to wear off and the tactic had in the eyes of many become routine, and 3) the association with the late Martin Luther King proved to be distasteful to a number of us who know about King's background, perhaps discouraging donations and maybe even causing some supporters to drop out.

Can we raise another $5 million by Super Tuesday? My answer is yes, but like Winston Churchill, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. I think it best to leave the whole "money bomb" concept for the time being, and focus on the NEED; after all, true heroes join the conflict not because it's fun or exciting (which the "money bombs" certainly were), but because it's necessary in order to win.

The time between now and February 5 is crucial to Ron's success. No more summer soldiers, no more fair-weather friends. Now is the time to forget about the fun and games, roll up our sleeves and do whatever it takes (legally) to see that Ron gets the funds he needs for Super Tuesday.

Paleoconservative

Well said

Everyone has got to be on the same page. Daily Pauly and other sites need to keep the HQ TICKER on the front page at the TOP. You are right ...it is now time to just do what needs to be done. Period.

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unbelievable...how

some actually say...after all rational appeals..."uh..I'm waiting for next money bomb."

It's as if they are worshiping the 'money bomb' over RP doing well on Super T.---TEN DAYS AWAY.

Simply..we are a day late...and millions short...

RP asked for this Super T. money in Dec.

Base has only given 3.6 million.

Stakes 21 states

1,000 delegates up for grabs, 1190 wins GOP nomination.

People must NOT wait for next money bomb...the lust for money bomb 'success' is diminishing needed funds for Super T.

It's ok for those who are tapped out...but for heaven's sake..others sandbagging to worship the money bomb...

It's now or never....later is simply too late.

People

MORE people.

Only a few thousand donated on MLK day. What we need is MORE people donating. The 6 million dollar tea-party was achieved through just $100 a piece with 60 thousand people.

Please I beg of you, email EVERYBODY you know who supports Paul in any way whatsoever. We need funds yesterday!

EXACTLY.

EXACTLY. Thank you.

Campaign funds

I will have to wait until groundhog day to donate (Feb. 2), I'm busted until my ship comes in.