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Lucid American
12-04-2007, 08:39 PM
First off, I've stayed out of this debate thus far, because I'm not really sure what I think about it. But that's neither here nor there. All this back & forth and infighting, though, is really destructive to a campaign that has really been successful thus far.

I am a long way from maxing out my donations to the campaign but plan to live up to my pledge to donate $100 on 12/16 -- I don't think my wife will let me get away with more.

So here's the deal, let's break this into more manageable pieces . . . if each of the 25,000 that have pledged to donate $100 on 12/16 could spring $5 more bucks from their lifestyle this week, that's $125,000 right there, and the blimp is in the air.

If you've donated $5000 already, then what's another $5 -- regardless of how bitter you may be. And if you've not donated any, then what's $5 to begin with?

Once the blimp is in the air, if you're impressed enough with the results, donate another $5. If not, then maybe it will be successful enough to find a donor to take your place.

Our candidate has utmost faith in our capabilities to market for him, and I don't think we've let him down yet -- in fact, I think we've floored him.

For $5-10 more per person, you know, what the hell.

I'm putting my $5 in right now.

Jagwarr
12-04-2007, 08:52 PM
The Blimp is for people who have already maxed out to the campaign.

torchbearer
12-04-2007, 08:53 PM
here are the pictures of the actual blimp being pulled from the hanger:
http://img.coxnewsweb.com/C/07/96/38/image_6238967.jpg
http://img.coxnewsweb.com/B/08/95/38/image_6238958.jpg

From this article about the blimp: http://www.dailyadvance.com/search/content/news/stories/2007/12/03/1204ronpauljh.html

Lucid American
12-04-2007, 08:57 PM
I've seen the blimp, and it's very impressive -- I just don't want it to turn into a Zeppelin.

And I know it's for people who have already maxed out, but that's quite a lot to ask for those people. $5/ea sure sounds a lot more feasible -- people can skip fast food for a meal or something.

My next question, however . . . is $25 really the least contribution possible? Or am I reading the blimp site wrong?

Green Mountain Boy
12-04-2007, 08:58 PM
The Blimp is for people who have already maxed out to the campaign.

The Blimp is for anyone who cares to give money.

Ball
12-04-2007, 09:38 PM
I haven't maxed out and I bought blimp time.

If you think a blimp on the news is going to be more effective than a TV ad, then buy some blimp time.

The blimp is an awesome idea. Most people don't know who Ron is yet. Most politically active people may know, but we need to reach out to the politically inactive. I know I wouldn't watch a political ad on TV.

ItsTime
12-04-2007, 09:40 PM
Operation Door to Door (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=47301)

MozoVote
12-04-2007, 09:49 PM
I do think the blimp would get media attention. I mean come on, we've seen TV crews do stories on people simply out waving signs. I'm sure some stations would mention the blimp.

ItsTime
12-04-2007, 09:51 PM
800 people were at a Ron Paul rally down the block from WMUR in New Hampshire and they went to a McCain rally that had 50 people and reported on that.


I do think the blimp would get media attention. I mean come on, we've seen TV crews do stories on people simply out waving signs. I'm sure some stations would mention the blimp.

tangent4ronpaul
12-05-2007, 01:16 AM
800 people were at a Ron Paul rally down the block from WMUR in New Hampshire and they went to a McCain rally that had 50 people and reported on that.

WMUP is an affiliate of ABC who is owned by Disney, IIRC, as well as working with CNN. ABC and CNN have been pretty fair with us and given some of our more positive and prolific coverage. They aren't perfect, but they do pick us up.

I'm kind of surprised they didn't cover both. What with the poll numbers, they might have thought McCain might be a bigger crowd/story. Did they even come by the RP rally?

-n

Mckarnin
12-05-2007, 03:26 AM
I've seen the blimp, and it's very impressive -- I just don't want it to turn into a Zeppelin.

And I know it's for people who have already maxed out, but that's quite a lot to ask for those people. $5/ea sure sounds a lot more feasible -- people can skip fast food for a meal or something.

My next question, however . . . is $25 really the least contribution possible? Or am I reading the blimp site wrong?

We're working on adding smaller sponsorship amounts. I'll post on the forum when it happens.

Primbs
12-05-2007, 04:28 AM
Why we have to keep trying to make this work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MD-zeJ7N8A