Ron Paul Raises Almost $6 Million in One Day
Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters have been saying for several weeks now that they were planning another “moneybomb” for December 16th, hoping to rival their impressive $3.7 million total from November 5th. Well, it looks like they’ve been successful, because as of this writing, Ron Paul’s has raised about $5.7 million since midnight. Additionally, according to the Ron Paul campaign website, close to $18 million has been raised in this quarter alone–with two weeks to go, well surpassing their goal of raising $12 million this quarter.
Frankly, I don’t think anyone can dispute that this type of enthusiasm is anything but impressive. Especially when you consider that Mike Huckabee, according to his website, has only raised about $1.2 million so far in the month of December alone, despite a fairly sympathetic media and a huge push in the polls. It will be interesting to see how well this influx of fundraising can assist Paul in the early primaries. Frankly, I’d be surprised if he placed higher than third or fourth in any caucus or primary. On the other hand, I also thought that the campaign’s 4Q fundraising goal of $12 million was more ambitious than they could hope for, so I might well be proved wrong.