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RCA
01-21-2008, 02:02 PM
Save the blimp!

http://www.ronpaulblimp.com/

trey4sports
01-21-2008, 02:03 PM
im hesitant to chipin
however, if we have a strong showing in florida, ill believe. until then im very skeptical of the value of the blimp

ronpaulfan
01-21-2008, 02:07 PM
Save the blimp!

http://www.ronpaulblimp.com/

+1

Imagine how much worse SC would have been without the blimp (3 percent? 2 percent?)

JustBcuz
01-21-2008, 02:07 PM
Only about 20.6 MILLION to meet the campaign's official goal!!!

https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/

BeFranklin
01-21-2008, 02:08 PM
We did worse in SC BECAUSE of the blimp. The media spun it as the desperation of a man who wasn't a real candidate.

ronpaulfan
01-21-2008, 02:08 PM
We did worse in SC BECAUSE of the blimp. The media spun it as the desperation of a man who wasn't a real candidate.

:confused:

BeFranklin
01-21-2008, 02:08 PM
Only about 20.6 MILLION to meet the campaign's official goal!!!

https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/

Much better. We have to advertise in 24 states at once for Super Tuesday. They changed it this year, making it hard for people who aren't hand picked by media people to do well..

RCA
01-21-2008, 02:10 PM
We did worse in SC BECAUSE of the blimp. The media spun it as the desperation of a man who wasn't a real candidate.

Source?

Mark
01-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Only about 20.6 MILLION to meet the campaign's official goal!!!

https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/

Word.

And why is the drive for the $100,000 down payment still going on?

It says needed BY the 18th. This is the 21st. Was that a lie? A way to manipulate people into giving when the real date is much later?

And remember, that's ONLY a down payment. It DOESN'T SAVE the blimp. It still needs $250,000 MORE to fly.

EVERY MONTH - $350,000 - that kind of money NEEDS to go to the campaign now! Can't you BLIMP PIMPS understand THAT??

texasliberty
01-21-2008, 03:28 PM
EVERY MONTH - $350,000 - that kind of money NEEDS to go to the campaign now! Can't you BLIMP PIMPS understand THAT??

Right, so the campaign can pay, as far as the ACTUAL MATH that you guys never seem to get shows, six times more than that to get the same advertising. Sure, I can definitely see why we must immediately stop funding the blimp.

What magic thing do you think the campaign does with the money? Hello, much of it goes to advertising. We're not saying and never did say that other things don't need to be done to win, and no, a blimp by itself does not assure victory (nor do TV ads or canvassing or anything else). But attempting to shut down the blimp so the money can go to the campaign so it can then buy a sixth of the media coverage it would have gotten if it had gone to the blimp is just stupid. That's not even an opinion, it's a calculation. Anyone with a pencil can prove you wrong (and many of us have). An in fact it's even worse than that because the primary state's media are saturated - you literally can't even buy spots in some of those markets because they're sold out, and where you can buy them, the costs have skyrocketed. So let me get this right: everyone should stop funding the blimp and instead send it to the campaign because buying a fraction of the media coverage that we are PROVABLY GETTING will serve the campaign, because apparently less media will get Ron Paul elected better than more media. Obviously.

What side are you working for, again?

Ilhaguru
01-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Word.

And why is the drive for the $100,000 down payment still going on?

It says needed BY the 18th. This is the 21st. Was that a lie? A way to manipulate people into giving when the real date is much later?

And remember, that's ONLY a down payment. It DOESN'T SAVE the blimp. It still needs $250,000 MORE to fly.

EVERY MONTH - $350,000 - that kind of money NEEDS to go to the campaign now! Can't you BLIMP PIMPS understand THAT??

It isn't a down payment. We are getting as many days as we can pay for.

Geronimo
01-21-2008, 06:51 PM
I think one of the 'billionaires' should fund the $8500 to kind of prove to us that they're for real.

szczebrzeszyn
01-22-2008, 09:40 AM
It isn't a down payment. We are getting as many days as we can pay for.

Oh really? Since when?



Please consider though that the Ron Paul Blimp is also in urgent need of funding. We are $10,000 away from having the down payment we needed by the 18th to start our second month and begin to fly Florida until its primary on the 29th

Source: http://www.ronpaulairforce.com/

szczebrzeszyn
01-22-2008, 09:42 AM
EVERY MONTH - $350,000

Wrong - $400,000
$350,000 is for renting the blimp only.

Dave Pedersen
01-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Part of the funding problem is the way the blimp people have set up the payment structure. People don't understand what they are getting. There should be no "down payment" phraseology. There should be an amount stated as a goal and the assurance of service through a certain date once the goal is met. Just spell it out clearly.

bolidew
01-22-2008, 12:14 PM
EVERY MONTH - $350,000 - that kind of money NEEDS to go to the campaign now! Can't you BLIMP PIMPS understand THAT??

You forgot additional $50,000 or so per month goes to expenses and wages of those RPBlimp company people.

gecko42
01-22-2008, 12:46 PM
You forgot additional $50,000 or so per month goes to expenses and wages of those RPBlimp company people.

As far as I know no one on the blimp team has gotten paid at all. The banner itself cost $25K.