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angelatc
05-19-2007, 11:01 PM
Access to the site is free, but you have to watch a commercial if you don't subscribe. THhngs to think about.

http://www.economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=E1_RRGTQVT

So far, the most effective candidate on the web has been Mr Obama. More than twice as many people watch videos about him on YouTube as his nearest Democratic rival, Mrs Clinton, and four times as many as the top Republican, Rudy Giuliani (see chart, above). On social networking sites popular with young people, such as Facebook and MySpace, he reigns. As of March 14th, 62,801 people had signed up as his “friends” on MySpace. Mrs Clinton had barely half as many cyberpals, while the Republicans were nowhere. Their most popular candidate, by this measure, was Ron Paul, an obscure outsider from somewhere in Texas.


and....

To use the internet effectively, candidates need to create “communities”, argues Joe Trippi, a former adviser to Howard Dean, a Democrat whose web-based campaign briefly soared in 2004. It is not enough just to have a blog where the candidate lays out his views. Supporters must be inspired to write their own blogs, talk to each other and devise their own ways of raising money. The candidate who does this best could raise half a billion dollars, says Mr Trippi.


OK - who wants to be incharge of raising half a billion dollars?

Kandilynn
05-19-2007, 11:20 PM
How would we even go about raising that much money?

AlexAmore
05-19-2007, 11:29 PM
Can it be from one person? lol I have a name in mind but it would provoke strong cannotations that would be misleading.

tekkierich
05-19-2007, 11:30 PM
5 million people times $100

tnvoter
05-20-2007, 12:07 AM
donating a dollar a week, he'd have at least $25,000/month just from his casual online supporters alone. And with at least 8-9 months before the first primary... thats a quarter mill by itself.

every little bit counts!

kylejack
05-20-2007, 12:17 AM
http://www.freecentury.com/2007/05/19/alexa-rankings-ron-pauls-website-continues-to-outpace-the-top-3/

Was this posted? Excellent article.

UtahApocalypse
05-20-2007, 02:06 AM
Ummm did anyone else nothice that Ron Paul was left completely out? I mean seriously on the internet he is dominating completely. Just cheack the Alexa ratings, look at the youtube hits. if anyone has the most online buzz its Dr. Paul.

JBKing
05-20-2007, 11:48 AM
Ummm did anyone else nothice that Ron Paul was left completely out? I mean seriously on the internet he is dominating completely. Just cheack the Alexa ratings, look at the youtube hits. if anyone has the most online buzz its Dr. Paul.

that article was on march 15th

angelatc
05-20-2007, 02:01 PM
donating a dollar a week, he'd have at least $25,000/month just from his casual online supporters alone. And with at least 8-9 months before the first primary... thats a quarter mill by itself.

every little bit counts!

That's certainly a thought. I do not know the logistics behind accounting for finance contributions, but there are lots of charities that allow cc's to be dinged monthly for a specific amount.

I think it could get costly if that amount was too low though.

angelatc
05-20-2007, 02:04 PM
Can it be from one person? lol I have a name in mind but it would provoke strong cannotations that would be misleading.

Is anybody here familiar with FLOW? http://www.flowidealism.org/index-project.html

John Mackey is a former Libertarian, and he's Whole Foods' CEO and founder.

Captain Shays
05-20-2007, 02:06 PM
http://groups.msn.com/RonPaulGrassRoots

This is my New MSN Ron Paul Grass Roots community

Its an easy forum to operate in and I hope you'll all help me to spread it around so that we get lots of members. I set it up so that you don't have to ask to post something.

Come on by and say hello. We only have like three members right now but it will grow.

Peace and Freedom