Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ron Paul: A New Hope

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did those fundraising figures turn out for q3?

Third Tier.

TTH said...

More than McCain, and more than Romney if you don't count the money he gave himself.

TTH said...

Also, remember that the trend is your friend...
"Ron Paul's 114 percent increase is in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney's fundraising was down 29 percent. Giuliani was down 40 percent. McCain was down 55 percent."

Anonymous said...

Until you win an actual vote from an actual Republican, it's just a waste of democrats money.

TTH said...

First, more of Paul's supporters are from the Repub. party. Next, I disagree that it's a waste. Other politicians are seeing the popularity of Ron's ideas, and they are taking note. The attention he is getting in debates and in the media is getting to people who have not heard libertarian ideas, and some conversions are taking place.

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt that most of Pauls supporters are Republicans. I would bet just about anything that 75% of his supporters (also read monitary donators) voted for somone other than GWB in 2004.

TTH said...

Absolutely not. They are traditional Republican voters. I don't have any stats to back that up, but I go to meetings and I read message boards every day. These are Republicans. They don't like the Neocon philosophy hijacking their party. They want a return to the "humble foreign policy" GWB ran on in 2000. They don't feel 9/11 changed everything. They don't feel that one attack on our country deserves us throwing away those Constitutionally-based ideas.

TTH said...

Sure, the more liberal Bill Maher has said some good things about Ron Paul, but more conservatives have...Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, and Pat Robertson. The group of people that listen to these guys is much bigger.