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vadimg
12-17-2007, 12:45 AM
REVOLUTION starts with... YOU!



Goal - Reach $20,000,000 this Quarter!



Let's Finish This Quarter With a Bang!


http://donate2008.org

TwiLeXia
12-17-2007, 12:52 AM
nice i will be sure to donate

NerveShocker
12-17-2007, 01:23 AM
Hmm, the website is setup nice... I think this will be a good idea... it can only help us. Now that the 16th is over with I have no problem promoting this. ;)

vadimg
12-17-2007, 01:26 AM
Hmm, the website is setup nice... I think this will be a good idea... it can only help us. Now that the 16th is over with I have no problem promoting this. ;)

thanks!

NoxTwilight
12-17-2007, 01:38 AM
I'm in :)

xexkxex
12-17-2007, 01:39 AM
Already pushin' it on the net and even got it in the 'ol sig ;)

xao
12-17-2007, 01:49 AM
Love it!

Edward
12-17-2007, 01:54 AM
I'm all for getting to $20 million but a money bomb on December 31st won't generate any publicity on New Years Day.

xexkxex
12-17-2007, 02:11 AM
I'm all for getting to $20 million but a money bomb on December 31st won't generate any publicity on New Years Day.

Publicity is not the goal though..... pushing above 20 mil for the quarter is. ;)

What ever comes with it in regards to publicity is a bonus.

Derek Johnson
12-17-2007, 02:28 AM
I'm in @ $100 New Years Eve

justinc.1089
12-17-2007, 02:35 AM
I think we need some serious promoting for the blimp because I don't want to see it grounded due to a lack of funds,

But I'm still in for this. It has a point and reason behind it so I like the idea somewhat. Its not just some random date thrown out there for a moneybomb, it will actually help Paul with this quarter so it has a point, and so I'm in.

Everyone just please promote the blimp, I mean we have a blimp, how cool are blimps lol......

francioshouse
12-17-2007, 07:28 AM
We've beaten the all time one day fundraising effort so let's stop worrying about press coverage. Now we just need to keep the campaign going. Donate 2008 is a great idea. Other small money bombs are also forming. Visit Ron Paul Regional Money Bomb (http://www.geocities.com/francisklinkner/ronpaul.html) for more info.

Charles Wilson
12-17-2007, 09:15 AM
I agree, we need to fund the blimp and keep it in the air. Also we need to encourage and help individuals from the various Meetup groups travel to Iowa and New Hampshire to get Ron Paul's message out to the voters.

We can break the strangle hold the MSM has on Ron Paul's campaign if we go local with most of our efforts. The MSM may be able to control most of the information received by the masses but we can control some of what the voters hear on the local level by targeting the local news media and talking with the people one-on-one and passing out flyers with the Ron Paul message.

I have helped several individuals make the trip to Iowa by donating a few dollars to them. I intend to help more as funds come available.

Make no mistake about it, we are in a media war with the MSM. They throw out a few crumbs every now and then by mentioning Ron Paul's name however even positive news about Ron Paul and his campaign is usually balanced with something negative.

This morning CNN mentioned the huge sum of money we raised yesterday. Along with the announcement they said that it was a waste of money.

Patriot
12-17-2007, 09:31 AM
There have been 204,444 individual donors in the 4th quarter. If each one just donated $10 more we would be over $20,000,000 for the quarter.

silus
12-17-2007, 10:18 AM
Whats the significance of getting to 20 million when no one knows about it?? The campaign has sufficient cash, so you do have to ask yourself, if its just about getting round numbers, maybe its just a waste, and we should avoid diluting the Money Bomb name. The November 30th idea was also a bad one, I see this as being much worse.

Alex Libman
12-17-2007, 10:20 AM
I think a big moneybomb is a good idea once a month on around the 10th of the month to try to top our previous record.

Holding a second one would only delay the money people would have donated anyway, and delays aren't good. I think we should do a two-day moneybomb in January after we WIN the NH primary! All the "he can't win" fence sitters will jump on board and donate for the first time! It'll be huge!

xexkxex
12-17-2007, 10:22 AM
Whats the significance of getting to 20 million when no one knows about it?? The campaign has sufficient cash, so you do have to ask yourself, if its just about getting round numbers, maybe its just a waste, and we should avoid diluting the Money Bomb name. The November 30th idea was also a bad one, I see this as being much worse.

If you don't want to donate on that day..then don't.

...But do not come to the "December 31st Donations" sub-forum and talk down about the project.

The purpose of this project is to bring money in. Period. There is NOTHING wrong with that.

Take your negative BS elsewhere.

This will be like the Rudys Reading List....small, fun , and something for people to look forward to.

literatim
12-17-2007, 10:49 AM
We've beaten the all time one day fundraising effort so let's stop worrying about press coverage. Now we just need to keep the campaign going. Donate 2008 is a great idea. Other small money bombs are also forming. Visit Ron Paul Regional Money Bomb (http://www.geocities.com/francisklinkner/ronpaul.html) for more info.

You say that now. Wait till the media ignores Ron Paul again.

dirknb@hotmail.com
12-17-2007, 11:22 AM
Am maxed out but will spread the word.

silus
12-17-2007, 11:35 AM
If you don't want to donate on that day..then don't.

...But do not come to the "December 31st Donations" sub-forum and talk down about the project.

The purpose of this project is to bring money in. Period. There is NOTHING wrong with that.

Take your negative BS elsewhere.

This will be like the Rudys Reading List....small, fun , and something for people to look forward to.
You need to get thicker skin. This is not about just you and your idea, this is about organizing for this campaign, so you need to accept constructive criticism, or dont put your ideas out there in the first place.

jgmaynard
12-17-2007, 04:26 PM
Is there going to be a theme?

May I suggest 12/31/1879 when Edison first demonstrated the electric light bulb?

or 12/31/99 when the US handed over control of the Panama Canal to Panama?

JM

vadimg
12-17-2007, 08:47 PM
Is there going to be a theme?

May I suggest 12/31/1879 when Edison first demonstrated the electric light bulb?

or 12/31/99 when the US handed over control of the Panama Canal to Panama?

JM

god suggestions, thanks, we can also just stick with an ol new years theme

jgmaynard
12-17-2007, 09:19 PM
I can picture the ad now...

Ron with a light bulb over his head.

Above, it says "Here's an idea..."

Underneath: "Donate to Ron Paul"

And we are also r[3vol]utionizing political fundraising, like the light bulb did for ummmmm... night. :)

JM

Alex Libman
12-17-2007, 10:02 PM
The Obama bin Clinton and Rudy McRomneysonabee fiends are spinning our Tea Party success (http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2007/121707_record_breaking.htm) (DIGG (http://www.digg.com/political_opinion/Neo_Libs_Label_Ron_Paul_Money_Bomb_Abject_Failure) ) with the idea that we planned to reach $10 mil and didn't... So let's not give them any excuses next time! Let's set a chain of small goals we can reach one by one, and keep it realistic!

I think the goal of this final-day moneybomb should be to beat Romney's Q1 record of $21,084,634. We just passed $18.3 mil for Q4, so would need a $2,784,634 moneybomb on Dec 31st to do that, just below the proposed 28,000 * $100, and that number will drop significantly by then. This will mean we've raised more money than any other Republican in any quarter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_for_the_2008_presidential_election), and unlike our opponents we didn't have to sell our souls to the devil to do it!

If and when we reach that goal, we'll announce the next milestone goal, which is to beat the $21,343,291 Obama raised in Q3. If we come a little short, we'll have plenty of good excuses, including the money that was donated to unofficial venues like the blimp!

[If a miracle takes place and we're doing super-good, we can then raise the bar to $25,797,722 (Obama in Q1), $27,021,358 (Clinton in Q2), $27,859,861 (Clinton in Q3), $33,120,440 (Obama in Q2), and $36,054,569 (Clinton in Q1)... But that's looking too far ahead, we'll beat those higher numbers in Q1 of 2008!]

LiveFreeorDie
12-17-2007, 10:19 PM
REVOLUTION starts with... YOU!


28,000 donations @ $100 = $2,800,000.00


Let's Finish This Quarter With a Bang!


http://donate2008.org

Count me in!

planetaryjim
12-18-2007, 03:15 AM
I've also seen suggestions for a money bomb on the 1st and on the 3rd.

Most of my friends are likely to be sober on the 31st and passed out until the 2nd, so I like this New Year's Eve one, better.

Having a money bomb on the 3rd would give good reports no matter what results in Iowa. Something to think on.

noVember5th
12-18-2007, 11:00 AM
Maybe someone said this already....but why not something like "Watch the Ball drop, Watch the RonPaul-o-meter rise"

jgmaynard
12-18-2007, 04:55 PM
We could have a flash paul-o-meter rising up to $20M total.

The revolution of the electric light then and the revolution of mass donations from ordinary citizens made possible by the internet now. Now if we had only been using the word "revolution" in the campaign. Wait a minute! :D

:)

JM

Charles Wilson
12-18-2007, 05:15 PM
Since the goal of the 31st fund raiser is to get the fourth quarter fund over the 20 million mark and not try and set a new one day record, why not have it over the two day period of the 30th and 31st? I have already made my pledge for the 31st but I want to make sure that I donate in this quarter.

seawolf
12-18-2007, 09:58 PM
Vadimg have you been trying to contact the Webmasters at the Top Ron Paul Websites in order to have your Banners displayed on their front pages???

Your website, www.donate2008.org. is great and very positive!!! Let's give them a Final Day of the 4th Quarter the Main Stream Media will never forget!!

I am in!!

throughnothing
12-19-2007, 03:14 AM
Vadimg have you been trying to contact the Webmasters at the Top Ron Paul Websites in order to have your Banners displayed on their front pages???

Your website, www.donate2008.org. is great and very positive!!! Let's give them a Final Day of the 4th Quarter the Main Stream Media will never forget!!

I am in!!



+1

BirdsAreWild
12-19-2007, 04:13 AM
We need to have 350,000 each month donated for the blimp. This is important if the mainstream media is going to continue to ignore us. This is a great way to get some radio coverage even if the television does not report on it.

Right now the blimp does not have enough money to stay in the air very long at all. If anyone who is maxed out wants to help they need to know that the blimp donations don't count to your max.

Robyn

jgmaynard
12-19-2007, 12:17 PM
So do we not have a theme for the 12/31 donation drive?

JM

vadimg
12-19-2007, 01:34 PM
So do we not have a theme for the 12/31 donation drive?

JM

Finish 4th Quarter With a Bang!

ProBlue33
12-19-2007, 03:13 PM
Many people are maxed out or broke, the goal should be reasonable and reachable, I say target to $20 Million for Q4, which means why might need only just over a million dollars that day, very easy to hit.

I think that with $20 Million Ron Paul has enough money to take him to super Tuesday. Its time to focus money on more front line issues, the blimp, local ads, chip-ins that support the effort. DVD hand outs.

jgmaynard
12-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Finish 4th Quarter With a Bang!

Yeah, but there's still no tie-in with that particular day, unless we go with the light bulb or Panama Canal ideas... Though I totally agree with the $20M goal and driving force...

JM

Mark Mosconi
12-20-2007, 11:25 AM
"20-08"
or maybe "20x08"
$20 million by 2008

vadimg
12-20-2007, 11:52 AM
Vadimg have you been trying to contact the Webmasters at the Top Ron Paul Websites in order to have your Banners displayed on their front pages???

Your website, www.donate2008.org. is great and very positive!!! Let's give them a Final Day of the 4th Quarter the Main Stream Media will never forget!!

I am in!!

yes Ive contacted a bunch of site, will see what happenes

xexkxex
12-20-2007, 05:40 PM
Yeah, but there's still no tie-in with that particular day, unless we go with the light bulb or Panama Canal ideas... Though I totally agree with the $20M goal and driving force...

JM

Dude.....it's new years eve and the last day of the quarter. ;)

And since it is to break 20 mil for the quarter...that's all the reason I need.

Fyretrohl
12-20-2007, 06:31 PM
In this case, and I have not read every thread here, I am for a push to a goal, but, think a 'money bomb' is a bad idea. Just set up a daily update email.

Total Funds - XXX
Change Since Yesterday - XXX
Total Donations - XXX
New Donors - XXX

Just put the stats in the face a bit more and push towards the goal.

jgmaynard
12-20-2007, 08:40 PM
Dude.....it's new years eve and the last day of the quarter. ;)

And since it is to break 20 mil for the quarter...that's all the reason I need.
Heck, plenty of reason for me too - just looking for that "media hook" :D

JM

CelestialRender
12-21-2007, 01:00 AM
I may donate...just got my car smashed though, may not be able to. Will try.

bucfish
12-21-2007, 01:03 AM
I will try but I hope we can raise 100k TODAY to

SAVE OUR BLIMP!

Let's keep focus on our Priorities the Blimp has been bringing in lots of new people and creating a buzz along its path.

Let it not be said that we did nothing, RP

Menthol Patch
12-21-2007, 08:42 PM
We need to do whatever it takes to reach 20 million on Dec. 31st!

vadimg
12-23-2007, 04:02 PM
We need to do whatever it takes to reach 20 million on Dec. 31st!

amen

Toban
12-23-2007, 10:02 PM
I've posted some money saving tips in this thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=64376

I think it would be a good idea to put a link to it in the subscriber emails to encourage larger donations. For people who feel financially exhausted from the first two bombs, these tips could be very helpful.

chucksheen
12-24-2007, 12:47 AM
Love the idea and the blimp. Please read the call to action note on http://RonPaulNewYear.com

Need fliers with:

RonPaulNewYear.com
RonPaulMarch.com
RonPaulSignBomb.com
RonPaulReveres.com
BestRonPaulVideos.com
RonPaul.Meetup.com

Anyone with skills so I can start printing and passing these out everywhere to get even more donors?

rancher89
12-24-2007, 08:08 AM
[QUOTE=chucksheen;708043]Love the idea and the blimp. Please read the call to action note on http://RonPaulNewYear.com

QUOTE]


You need to add

The effort to get us to donate on our payday to get a constant influx of money into the campaign INSTEAD of moneybombs....

http://www.ronpaulspayday.com/

This is the website for the folks who gave us the Boston Tea Party and now have an event planned for the 5th of Jan to send "the Boston Brigade across the Merrimack deep into the heart of the New Hampshire electorate, settling in the historic township of Exeter." Note that the money they had left over from promoting and paying for the 16th was donated to the campaign.

http://www.freedomrally12-16.org/Jan5_1776/index.html

PatriotOne
12-24-2007, 08:40 AM
I'm in. My only goal is to break 20 mil. It will sound so much better come 4th quarter reporting time and is very doable!

PatriotOne
12-24-2007, 08:55 AM
Vadimg....

I see this on your webpage:

Event Description

December 31st 2007 - Start Planning your New Years Eve Party Now. Invite dozens of guests.

Make sure you have a computer handy! A little champagne and credit

cards can bring Ron Paul blasting into the New Year!

Let's bring in 2.8 million dollars on this day!

Pledge $100 Today!

Name:

Email:

We only need about 1.3 Million for the 20m goal (not 2.8M). I would change that passage to reflect the actual goal of 20M. Plus a $100 dollar pledge might stop some people fom pledging since alot of people are broke from X-Mas. How about just leaving that part blank so people can pledge however much they want?

Just a couple suggestions.

vadimg
12-27-2007, 02:24 PM
please join http://donate2008.org

Menthol Patch
12-27-2007, 08:31 PM
We need to keep spreading the word about this!

seawolf
12-28-2007, 12:21 PM
Thank you Ron Paul Forums for putting the 2008 New Year's Eve Money Bomb Banner on the front page!!!

Please sign-up at http://www.donate2008.org and let's all donate what you can on the last day of 2007 to push the Official RP Campaign Donation Total over the $20 Million Dollar Mark!!l

robertwerden
12-28-2007, 12:22 PM
bump

tttar
12-29-2007, 10:22 AM
I'm all for getting to $20 million but a money bomb on December 31st won't generate any publicity on New Years Day.

But it will when the 3rd quarter donations are made public and compared a couple of weeks later.

We should try to go a little higher, in case some donations by idiots calling themselves Hillary are disqualified.

Has there been any fallout from that, from the last MB?

Macon, GA
12-29-2007, 10:25 AM
I am going in after I attend the Ron Paul March....

LiveFreeorDie
12-29-2007, 11:44 PM
Off to a good start!

http://paulcash.slact.net/today-paulcash.png

http://paulcash.slact.net/

faisal
12-30-2007, 09:16 PM
Get your credit cards ready! The time is almost here!

LiveFreeorDie
12-31-2007, 01:33 AM
At this rate, we won't make the $20 million

C'mon people

Harold
12-31-2007, 03:12 AM
I don't see that donor2008 site listed. Where is the authorization. I would feel safer at ronpaul2008.com

libertarian4321
12-31-2007, 07:57 AM
Thank you very much for your donation of $100.00 to the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Your donation will allow us to expand and grow our campaign.

We depend on donors like you to help us spread the message of freedom, peace and prosperity through Ron Paulís candidacy.

Thanks for being a part of the campaign!

Your confirmation number:
T300079-108575994

tttar
12-31-2007, 08:28 AM
Was this not publicized as much as the other money bombs? A million can't be that hard to reach.

Sey.Naci
12-31-2007, 12:40 PM
See my post in this thread (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?p=762797#post762560), which quotes an article in today's Wall Street Journal.
.

LiveFreeorDie
12-31-2007, 09:54 PM
Less than $480K to $20 million

One final push everyone!!

http://paulcash.slact.net/today-paulcash.png