What do you say about a presidential candidate who can raise that kind of cash in 24 hours?
That’s exactly what GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul did on Guy Fawkes day, a British holiday that celebrates the attempted overthrow of the British government in 1605.
Paul, the libertarian leaning maverick congressman from Texas, who is way back in the polls, was able to pull in $4.3 million in contributions in 24 hours last month. I’m betting that all the other candidates are trying to figure out how he pulled that off and how they can re-create those results before the Iowa Caucuses.
How’d he do that? I’d love to know the answer because then we could all pass that info along to the candidates we’re supporting. I’m guessing it has something to do with his refreshing outlook. It seems to me that so many of the candidates take views that skew to one extreme or the other. The few times I’ve heard Ron Paul on the news or in a debate, I had to turn to Mr. PunditMom and say, “Wow. I can’t believe I’m agreeing with a Republican on that issue.”
And I think that is what’s so appealing about Ron Paul to those who would dig into their pockets just weeks before the holiday gift-giving season and make a political contribution to a candidate who has virtually no chance of winning the GOP nomination, let alone the White House. People are tired of the same old political drill and are motivated when they hear someone who just tells it like they see it.
More and more voters are relating to Paul’s libertarian views. And that’s bringing supporters out, even though his fund-raising doesn’t come close to the front-runners. People are tired of the same old stump speeches and stale promises and want to hear more from those at the back of the pack, whose views may differ on how to achieve to change in our country, but are valid ideas just the same.
Apparently, Ron Paul’s message is getting through to the tune of million$.
Two other things today — it’s so busy here at PunditMom!
I’ve got a great tip on a holiday gift idea over at PunditMom Reviews that someone in your family is going to love — especially the photographer in the clan. Think easy family photos for the winter season! Thanks to Parent Bloggers Network for the chance to check out this product!
And, today is ROFL Award day! Sometimes less is more when it comes to humor. And Self-Made Mom made me fall on the floor, then roll on the floor with laughter with her post entitled Lookalike of the Week. She more than deserves this little piece of bloggy bling: