Ron Paul Raises $5 Million Online?
That’s the rumor being floated by Free Market News.
Congressman Ron PaulÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s donations have moved up – not by hundreds of thousands – but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say.
Now observers close to the campaign are revealing ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ with some astonishment ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a huge number at this stage,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? says one observer. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThat starts to put him in a position where he can compete ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ state by state, anyway ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ with the major candidates.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?
And this source added, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOf course, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s hard to tell because the numbers keep changing ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and thus nobody at the campaign has a firm count, at least not hour to hour. But the numbers are big. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s definitely over three, probably over four, and if it hasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t hit five yet, it will soon.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?
On a sidenote, I was at one of Kansas City’s public libraries just a day ago and I saw a “Ron Paul Revolution” bumper sticker on a car. Seems insignificant, but that’s the first sticker I’ve seen for a Republican candidate. To me it’s just another small sign that his supporters are starting to self organize because they feel like they can make a difference. And that’s a very powerful thing in a change election.