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Despite Ron Paul being an unconventional candidate compared to the rest of the field, I have noted that several posters in here seem to be supportive of him, 15 people voted for him in the PG primary poll.

 

Today is your chance to help make a difference - Dec. 16 is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, and 4 years ago the original "Tea Party" - as it's known in modern politics - had an historic Internet fund raising event for Dr. Paul. Tens of thousands of individuals made small donations that totaled up to a whopping 6.4 million dollars in one 24 hour period. A truly bottom - up grass roots effort, and also an Internet record at that time.

 

Today his supporters are trying to duplicate this, so...

If you support Ron Paul and actually care, send the guy something - even if it's only a few bucks.

And send a message to the establishment media elites that like to pick your candidates for you.

I know you'll do the right thing.

www.ronpaul2012.com

 

 

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ROMNEY, GINGRICH, PAUL : WHO FUNDS THEM

 

This is an interesting peek at where the money comes from, Romney appears to be owned by big investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Gingrich has big ties to the ethanol industry.

Follow the money indeed...

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/264837/20111209/ron-paul-newt-gingrich-mitt-romney-funds.htm

 

Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney: Who Funds Them?

Analysis

 

 

 

By Joe Romaine: December 9, 2011 3:54 PM EST

 

If you want to know the truth, follow the money. Or so says conventional wisdom.

 

The 2012 Republican presidential-nomination race is shaping up to be a three-man contest between Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Mitt Romney.

 

Paul’s support has steadily climbed. Romney is persistently the front-runner until the “flavor of the month” candidate displaces him. Gingrich may very well be the current “flavor of the month” candidate.

 

So who are they funded by? This question matters for two reasons. It betrays who the candidate would benefit because those individuals would presumably donate to the candidate. It may also betray who the candidates “owes” once he is elected.

 

Paul

48 percent from small individual contributions

 

Ron Paul for Congress Cmte, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Mason Capital Management, Microsoft, Boeing, Google, Overland Sheep, IBM*

 

Gingrich

43 percent from small individual contributions

 

Rock-Tenn Co, Poet LLC, First Fiscal Fund, Pull-A-Part Inc, Amway/Alticor Inc, State Mutual Insurance, American Fruits & Flavors, Streck Inc, Windway Capital, Wirco Inc*

 

Romney

10 percent from small individual contributions

 

Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley, HIG Capital, Barclays, Kirkland & Ellis, Bank of America, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, EMC Corp, JPMorgan Chase*

 

*From OpenSecrets.org: The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.

 

Total Raised

 

Mitt Romney - $32 million

 

Ron Paul - $13 million

 

Newt Gingrich - $3 million

 

Discussion

Romney notably fails to attract the so-called “99 percent” and relies heavily on the so-called “1 percent.” Gingrich and Paul were more balanced.

 

Romney has by far the most money of any GOP presidential candidates. Paul is third. Gingrich is woefully behind at $3 million, placing him 8th behind the likes of Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman. (OpenScecret.org’s data, however, ends on Sept. 30, 2011, which is before Gingrich’s surge that started in November.)

 

Romney is flooded with money from Wall Street, notably from Goldman Sachs.

 

Gingrich’s top contributor, Rock-Tenn, is a packaging company based in his home state of Georgia. His second highest contributor, Poet LLC, is the largest ethanol producer in the U.S.

 

Gingrich’s cozy relationship with Poet underscores his “deep ties to an industry whose government subsidies he has steadfastly defended even while running as a fiscal conservative,” according to USA Today.

 

Paul’s top contributors, interestingly, is the U.S. military. Paul is noted for his non-interventionist stance, promising to bring home U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and all over the world.

 

This suggests that at least some members of the U.S. military support Paul’s position.

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Despite Ron Paul being an unconventional candidate compared to the rest of the field, I have noted that several posters in here seem to be supportive of him, 15 people voted for him in the PG primary poll.

Today is your chance to help make a difference - Dec. 16 is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, and 4 years ago the original "Tea Party" - as it's known in modern politics - had an historic Internet fund raising event for Dr. Paul. Tens of thousands of individuals made small donations that totaled up to a whopping 6.4 million dollars in one 24 hour period. A truly bottom - up grass roots effort, and also an Internet record at that time.

Today his supporters are trying to duplicate this, so...

If you support Ron Paul and actually care, send the guy something - even if it's only a few bucks.

And send a message to the establishment media elites that like to pick your candidates for you.

I know you'll do the right thing.

www.ronpaul2012.com

 

 

I do care and I hope he wins......I will however send him nothing, the same as im sending to the rest of them.

 

zero.

 

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Despite Ron Paul being an unconventional candidate compared to the rest of the field, I have noted that several posters in here seem to be supportive of him, 15 people voted for him in the PG primary poll.

Today is your chance to help make a difference - Dec. 16 is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, and 4 years ago the original "Tea Party" - as it's known in modern politics - had an historic Internet fund raising event for Dr. Paul. Tens of thousands of individuals made small donations that totaled up to a whopping 6.4 million dollars in one 24 hour period. A truly bottom - up grass roots effort, and also an Internet record at that time.

Today his supporters are trying to duplicate this, so...

If you support Ron Paul and actually care, send the guy something - even if it's only a few bucks.

And send a message to the establishment media elites that like to pick your candidates for you.

I know you'll do the right thing.

www.ronpaul2012.com

 

 

I do care and I hope he wins......I will however send him nothing, the same as im sending to the rest of them.

 

zero.

 

 

Well, in that case, thanks for posting :th:

Your bump may have resulted in someone seeing this and making a contribution, even if only a small one. :)

 

$3,519,248.48 raised since Friday morning. They will probably get the 4 mil they wanted by Sunday night.

 

Meanwhile, if there are any Rick Santorum fans out there, you may want to know that his campaign is trying to emulate the Internet "money bomb" model that Paul seems to do so well with, in a 3 day event that's also going on right now.

So far he's raked in a cool $194,000 of the $ 250,000 goal his campaign expects. That should help to pay off some of his debt. (Yes, I'm gloating)

 

Gingrich, who had been having serious fund raising problems, has been doing much better recently, using $1,000 a plate dinners for lawmakers-turned-lobbyists as his fund raising model.

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/07/news/la-pn-gingrich-fundraising-20111207

 

Over 4 mil so far this quarter - nice Grinch :scuba:

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How can you not like this guy.

 

 

Squid, I saw most of that Fri. night.

Fun interview, Leno tossed softballs to Paul and let him answer the questions. The part your video shows was near the end and obviously meant to be tongue in cheek humor, but Michelle didn't like it.

 

 

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He finally reached the $ 4,000,000. goal, although not until 12:05 AM.

But, at least he got what he thinks he'll need to proceed for the time being.

He'll need the dough to be able to respond to all the crap that's gonna start coming his way, especially if he does well in Iowa.

 

The tenacity of the people trying to help him is truly inspiring -

I'm glad to try and help, even though my own contribution is quite meager compared to many of them. :)

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