[of course it ended up being over 4 million that day....]
That money bomb is the reason I joined RPF. I became a Ron Paul supporter after watching the CNBC debate the month before, but I had no idea he had so much support until I had CNN on in the background and heard Wolf Blitzer talk about Ron's amazing day. I was shocked because CNN was actually talking about Ron Paul, and that so much money was raised (I think the final total was just short of 5 million). After that, I didn't want to be left out of another great grassroots idea, and that eventually led me to RPF.
Now I'm getting a bit nostalgic thinking about the great ride during the last 5 years. Here's to 5 more years!