View Full Version : Ron's Supporters Have Evolved: The Core Supporters Should Donate Nov. 30th

11-27-2007, 08:26 PM
Because of the incredible growth this campaign is experiencing, we're starting to evolve into a two-tiered support network.

I'm guessing (based on the Nov. 5th and Tea Party commitments) that there are between 20,000 and 30,000 of us core supporters who check in with the grassroots efforts on a near-daily basis. We're the versatile crowd that gets wind of news quickly, and shares the good ideas around. We're also (many of us) tech savvy and familiar with the web. And we're each willing to put hundreds or thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers over the course of this election cycle.

The peripheral supporters are connected through both media and us core supporters. They are friends and family as well as interested supporters who love the message. They may not make it a number 1 priority in their lives, but they're willing to fight with us. These are the ones getting the Tea Party message but not signing up, for example. From anecdotal evidence, there are many, many more peripheral supporters than the core supporters.

From the above observations, and for the following reasons, I think us core supporters should all donate on November 30th:

1. As outlined by Trevor Lyman (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=41225), we could make a huge media impact by making the $12 million mark a month early.

2. We were given short notice on this need for immediate funds by headquarters. Therefore, since only the core supporters are the versatile ones, we should take responsibility for this funding need and not worry about Dec. 16th as if we are the only supporters.

3. Many of the peripheral supporters are thrilled with the Tea Party idea and will be confused by changes in plans. We should let them donate without confusion on the 16th.

4. Media outlets such as mercola.com are becoming sponsors and proponents of the Dec. 16th fundraiser. Millions will know about the Tea Party, and tens of thousands will contribute. It WILL be successful, whether we want to help there or not. (See this mercola article (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/11/27/finally-ron-paul-makes-front-page-of-ny-times.aspx), sent to 1.2 million people and this MTV article (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1575145/20071127/index.jhtml))

5. If there's any question about where you fit: if you're reading this, you are a core supporter. :D

11-27-2007, 08:51 PM
Sounds good to me.