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NoMoreApathy
02-03-2008, 07:49 AM
It's getting less and less each time we do one.

I realize the short amount of time that's gone into promoting the last couple, but at this point in the race, anyone who's been a RP supporter for even a few weeks knows where to go for info. It shouldn't be very hard for the word to travel quick that there's a Money Bomb.

I don't buy that too many people are maxed out, either. The max-outs are probably such a small minority in the donors. Most people can't afford to have given $2,300 dollars over only the last few months. I'm one of them. I have 2 young kids to feed, and I've been out of work since before Thanksgiving.

That, plus the average donor amount on big days was only around $100.

If this is how things are going to continue to be, we'll never keep Ron funded all the way through to the convention.

Either most people just can't afford it right now, or they are losing the motivation to continue giving, because they are starting to realize that MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, Ron won't be winning the nomination. I think that's why so many people are calling for a 3rd party run.

What are we going to do about this, troops?

UK4Paul
02-03-2008, 08:19 AM
From a positive point of view, I still think raising $1 million a few days ago is a BIG achievement.

Sure, it's not close to the $6 million record breaker, but bear in mind that there has been a virtual media blackout, and Ron Paul has yet to win a state (at least, in the beauty contests).

I'd say the KEY is finding new donors. Which is tied to finding new voters and supporters.

In other words, GRASSROOTS.

For each $1 million, all it takes is 10,000 new donors to contribute $100.

$100 x 10,000 = $1,000,000.

So even in states that have already voted, supporters can help by finding new donors who can contribute $100.

We are currently short of Ron Paul's target by about $3.2 million.

That's 32,000 new donors @ $100.

Or... given that there are now over 16,000 precinct leaders... each precinct leader needs to encourage just TWO NEW DONORS each!

tommyzDad
02-03-2008, 08:21 AM
Someone needs to relax. Some of us do not get paid until the 5th. For my part, I've already promised $100.00 to the campaign.

Sola
02-03-2008, 08:36 AM
For the big bombs, we had groups of people emailing the mySpace friends list, etc. that got the word out alot further than the pages of this forum...ergo more donations....

LordBucket
02-03-2008, 08:38 AM
Personally I don't think this campaign will be won by donations. It will be won by people on the ground. Million dollar television ads buys you name recognition. Nothing more. Ron Paul supporters aren't generally people who vote for someone simply because it's the name they've heard the most times. Ron Paul supporters are people who think, and understand things.

A million dollars in donations does not earn as many supporters as ten people talking to their friends in their spare time.

This movement is not about Ron Paul. It's about us. Ron Paul is merely the figurehead. We are here to take back control of our lives and our government. That needs to be done by us, collectively and individually.

Stop expecting the campaign to do all the work. It's up to us.

LordBucket
02-03-2008, 08:42 AM
...by the way...you do realize, don't you, that we're on track to collect SIXTY MILLION in donations this year? After one month, the campaign has received five million dollars in donations. Multiply that by twelve. Sixty million.

Last quarter, Ron Paul received more in donations than any other candidate. He still is receiving more money than any other candidate

Sounds to me like the fundraising is doing spectacularly.

CaliforniaAndre
02-03-2008, 08:54 AM
No other campaign has got close to our fund raisers. We have proven we can band together for 10's of millions if needed. This is power beyond RP.

When you see 4 million dollar days, you think it will always be that good. The biggest 2 money bombs set records. Getting over 1 million in 24 hours is strong people. Doing it twice 7 days a part? Priceless.

I gave 3 times between Fri-Sat, but most are broke this time of year.

We will be heard, we will win back freedom. Too many are awake now.

Just get the word out. I hope to see the power of RP in office, but I HAVE seen the "Power of The People" at work, and believe!

intelliot
02-03-2008, 09:43 AM
People aren't convinced that RP needs the money. They just need to know if the money can make a difference.

ike
02-03-2008, 09:52 AM
Sent to my contact list:

Message sent to my contact list:

As you may know, there is one candidate for President expressing ideas of real change for Washington. But electing one man to the White House is not enough, and Ron Paul supporters know this. Ron Paul is doing better than reported in the media. The largely misunderstood caucus system elects delegates to county and state conventions, not the national convention. The media reports percentages, but the important number is delegates to the national convention.

Taking second in the Nevada straw poll, Ron Paul delegates likely reflect more than the 14% of votes reported. Mitt Romney bussed in candidates to vote, but delegates for Ron Paul are determined individuals who will attend state conventions, and continue on to the national convention. Ron Paul received at least second, and possibly first place in the Louisiana caucus, once the delegates are decided. This weekend, in Maine, the numbers reported by the media reflect a non-binding straw poll. Again, it appears that Romney has bussed in voters, but precincts where Romney one the straw poll, Paul organizers are reporting that 7 of 8 delegates to the state convention went to Ron Paul:
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/33047

Ron Paul's greatest chance of receiving the Republican nomination lie in a brokered convention.

But even if Ron Paul doesn't win the nomination, this movement stands to make a mark on American politics, and continue to grow. Ron Paul supporters are determined activists committed to spreading the ideas or personal liberty beyond the 2008 election. This is an uphill battle, but we are determined. Our efforts will be boosted by the Ron Paul presidential campaign, the campaign that started this movement. The more support for Dr. Paul, the more people the message reaches, the more delegates to the Republican National Convention to go to St. Paul to speak up for individual freedom, the stronger the movement grows.

Ron Paul has asked his supporters for an additional $5 Million by Super Tuesday. This request has come on the heels of several successive money bombs, and many supporters have given all they can afford and then some. New donors continue to give to the campaign, but the campaign's request is still $3 Million short of the Super Tuesday goal.

Ron Paul has 16,000 precinct leaders dedicated to canvassing their precincts and turning out voters for Ron Paul in their respective primaries and caucuses. If each of these precinct leaders can convince 2 people to donate $100 (or 4 people to donate $50, or 8 to donate $25) to Ron Paul's presidential campaign by February 5th, we can meet Ron Paul's request for a $5 million dollar boost. This boost will help the Ron Paul campaign not only to compete across the country, but to spread the message liberty and constitutional government. Even if Ron Paul does not win the Republican nomination, this money will not be wasted as it advances the cause of freedom, and strengthens the movement that began with Ron Paul's presidential campaign.

If you support this cause, I encourage you to donate what you can afford to Ron Paul's campaign:
http://ronpaul2008.com/donate

If you'd like to know more about Ron Paul before committing, I encourage you to see what this movement represents:
http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues

Some websites for the liberty movement:
http://libertywarchest.com/
http://www.libertyforest.com/
http://libertyia.ning.com/
http://www.freeople.com/
http://www.libertycongress.org/
http://www.paulcongress.com/
http://www.mercedforfreedom.com/

Please share this message with anyone you think would be receptive to it, anyway who truly believes in the Constitution, the cause of individual freedom, and the idea that people, not government, are most capable of being about prosperity.

Thank you,
Chris Knutson
Precinct Leader
West Virginia Precinct 21B

NoMoreApathy
02-03-2008, 11:08 AM
People aren't convinced that RP needs the money. They just need to know if the money can make a difference.

I agree.

BTW, thanks to whoever changed the title of this thread to suit your own personal desires of what you think titles of threads "SHOULD" be.

Ron Paul would be proud.

The Good Doctor
02-03-2008, 11:12 AM
Ok I understand, but we did raise 5 million in one month! Look how far we have come in a year. Geez.


It's getting less and less each time we do one.

I realize the short amount of time that's gone into promoting the last couple, but at this point in the race, anyone who's been a RP supporter for even a few weeks knows where to go for info. It shouldn't be very hard for the word to travel quick that there's a Money Bomb.

I don't buy that too many people are maxed out, either. The max-outs are probably such a small minority in the donors. Most people can't afford to have given $2,300 dollars over only the last few months. I'm one of them. I have 2 young kids to feed, and I've been out of work since before Thanksgiving.

That, plus the average donor amount on big days was only around $100.

If this is how things are going to continue to be, we'll never keep Ron funded all the way through to the convention.

Either most people just can't afford it right now, or they are losing the motivation to continue giving, because they are starting to realize that MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, Ron won't be winning the nomination. I think that's why so many people are calling for a 3rd party run.

What are we going to do about this, troops?

NoMoreApathy
02-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Well, if Ron ends up running 3rd party, we should all get more creative about this.

We can donate tax returns, stimulus rebate checks, we can have a Yardsale Bomb Day to maybe coincide with Spring cleaning, where supporters raise their own money to donate.

If 50,000 people donate $100 a month, which most people WASTE over the course of a month, then we'll earn Ron 5 million a month. That's damn good money right there.

If we had a moneybomb day sometime in May, after the stimulus checks are sent out, and people have cleaned up for spring, and we had a Yardsale Bomb, we could DOUBLE the Tea Party day.

Mesogen
02-03-2008, 05:18 PM
Last quarter, Ron Paul received more in donations than any other candidate. He still is receiving more money than any other candidate

Obama raised 32 million in January.