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Monday, November 05, 2007

  Ron Paul might break Mitt Romney's single day fundraising record?

This morning I predicted that Ron Paul wouldn't crack 2.4m . I was impressed at 1.5m, saw the noon dip, and didn't think the donations could possibly be sustainable as over half of the people signed up on the thisnovember5th website had probably donated already, and the truly eager had done so at midnight.

Well, as I write - at 6:00PM EST or so - Ron Paul's campaign has collected an astounding 2.66m dollars for the day - and the flood of donations has only slacked off to 10AM levels over the dinner hour. It is - remotely - possible - for Ron Paul's campaign to actually beat Mitt Romney's record - the best ever single day fundraising for a Republican - not with PAC or corporate money - but with the donations of actual, live, possibly normal people.

Yet, in the MSM, as I write, the big story (110 hits on google news) is that a comedian has decided to end his run for the White House.

The fundraising story is getting a little traction. Just now, the Toast published its Paul + Pro Wrestler
story, and the Pimes focused on Guy Fawkes.

(In the Advise and Consent series of novels, Allen Drury started referring to those two publications as Pimes and Toast. Can't help my sarcasm today)

I'll repeat myself...

Ron Paul might actually beat Mitt Romney's record today - not with PAC or corporate money - but with the donations of over 21,000 actual, live, motivated and possibly normal people.

Sure wish the Pimes and Toast would talk to some of them about this. All their names are published...

While I'm noting data points, I recall Ron Paul being at about 11,000 references on Technorati a few days ago. He's now at over 45,000.

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Comments:
Ron Paul is no where near Romney's record. A little over 2 million? Romney raised 6.5 million in a day.
 
jason,

That Romney number included "pledges" to donate as well as actual donations. Not to mention Romney loaned his campaign a bunch of his own money. This Ron Paul number is actual money donated today from real supporters.
 
Bryan,

That 6.5 million included no money for Romney's and it is the record. I like Paul, but I think he has a problem with honesty on this issue.
 
I tried to research this issue regarding the Romney fundraising record earlier today. I find the 3.1 million in actual dollars collected claim believable, with the rest in pledges, also being believable.

I don't have any information on Romney's donations to himself in the Jan 8th fundraiser.

If you can back up your assertion with an actual link back to data on the Mitt Romney Jan 8th 2007 fundraiser, with the breakdown of pledges, actual dollar amounts, and Romney's own donations,
please do so. I will retract and/or modify what I've written here.
 
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