Ron Paul Can Still Rake In The Big Bucks

Say what you will about Congressman Ron Paul, but his fundraising abilities are nothing to sneeze at:

The revolution is alive and well.

Ron Paul raised more than $700,000 for his PAC in 24 hours during a President’s Day money bomb.

Paul pioneered the online fundraising technique during his 2008 presidential run, and yesterday’s impressive haul shows he still has a significant base of support.

LibertyPAC promoted the money bomb with a web video posted on Paul’s Facebook page which leads supporters to believe the Texas congressman is leaning toward another run for president.

My own opinions on Paul are somewhat mixed, and I’d much rather see Gary Johnson as the standard bearer of libertarians in the GOP in 2012, but, as someone mentioned to me at CPAC, it’s worth noting that a nearly 70 year old guy who isn’t that great of a public speaker is somehow able to get a lot of 20-somethings to listen to a message about individual liberty, limited government, and a restrained foreign policy. Perhaps the GOP should learn something from that.

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Doug Mataconis
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  1. sam says:

    Let's try this again.
     
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    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
     
    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
     
    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

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  2. sam says:

    nope

  3. Kylopod says:

    >a nearly 70 year old guy
    Paul is 75.

  4. <blockquote>>a nearly 70 year old guy
    Paul is 75. </blockquote>
    In his defense, Doug didn't say wichi side of 70 Paul was nearly on.
    PS: A Java based comments editor?  Really?  Did you decide the 50 bazillion Flash ads weren't slowing down your page load enough and needed to come up with yet another way to annoy your readers?

  5. Kylopod says:

    >In his defense, Doug didn't say wichi side of 70 Paul was nearly on
    I am entitled to my assumptions as long as the post isn't titled "The Curious Case of Ron Paul."