Ron Paul Money Bombs Raise Over $1 Million Today

January 21, 2008

Ron Paul, Republican Presidential Candidate from Texas

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul raised at least $1.25 million online today, in the latest “money bomb” to stoke his campaign’s impressive coffers. Paul’s campaign commented: “Let’s make as big a splash in the mainstream media as we can. The media would like to silence Dr. Paul, but with your help, his message will be heard.” Designed to coincide with Martin Luther King Day, today’s money bomb brings the Texas doctor’s fundraising in the first three weeks of 2008 to an impressive $2.6 million, most of it raised on the Internet. On Saturday, Paul finished second in the Nevada primary, and now heads into the Florida primary and the Super Tuesday sweepstakes.


Sign on Ron Paul's Desk

What’s the big attraction to Paul? To put it simply, he has guts. He wants to do away with our bloated, virtually undecipherable tax code: specifically, he wants to axe the Internal Revenue Service. For this stance alone, he’s secretly admired by many. The Texan’s message is hard to hear sometimes; he doesn’t get as much mainstream news coverage as do most of the candidates, as most notoriously exemplified by the Faux News exclusion of Paul from a New Hampshire forum earlier this month. Read more about the faux debate here. We don’t trust the government. It’s not our government. It’s been hijacked, almost beyond recognition. We don’t want “real IDs” or Michael Chertoff or most of the other claptrap or political correctness which is de rigeur these days on Capitol Hill. We want a real person who can fix the mess that the United States has become.

Paul supports the gold standard. Be still, my beating heart. Even Hillary, in the CNN Democratic debate tonight, commented on the worldwide stock market sell-off today, saying it was “a huge wake-up call.” No sh_t, Sherlock. (Expect a bloodbath tomorrow when the New York Stock Exchange, closed today for the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday, reopens.)

Paul isn’t afraid to talk about issues which other candidates ignore. He gives short shrift to lobbyists and special-interest groups. He actively promotes a non-interventionistic foreign policy, realizing that we don’t need to stick our nose in the business of every country on the planet. The “ugly American” approach to foreign policy has been an unmitigated disaster in general, and most recently in the Middle East. Yes, he has problem areas, but lots of Americans like what they’re hearing from Paul.

Jack Cafferty of CNN

Speaking of the Presidential campaign, CNN’s Jack Cafferty, always down-to-earth and concomitantly wry, finally said something which Pajamadeen and several of her friends have been saying privately almost since Billary announced their her candidacy. Considering the mess that President Bush has made both at home and abroad, Cafferty said that the Democrats had a “golden opportunity” to win this election. But leave it to the Dems to come up with a candidate like Billary, whom nobody trusts. In recent days, Bill Clinton’s borderline temper tantrums and pushiness have given his wife’s campaign a decidedly unpleasant feel. Can she not fight her own battles? Barack Obama has a magnetic presence and oratorical skills that remind one of both Robert and John F. Kennedy and yes, even Martin Luther King, Jr. We think (or hope) that most Americans could wrap themselves around the concept of a black President. His Achilles’ heel is his relative lack of experience. The thought of John Edwards, a charming, handsome and successful trial attorney, as President makes most people want to gag. He seems sincere, but the nature of the beast is that all successful lawyers are good actors.

John McCain, whom Pajamadeen admires for adhering to his moral values, unfortunately is quite insistent that he wants us to remain in Iraq until we “win” or until hell freezes over, whichever comes first. So, knowing how these things go, Pajamadeen thinks perhaps McCain will emerge the winner. But a part of us is secretly rooting for Ron Paul.

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