A Ron Paul Money Surge ?by Doug Mataconis
Congressman Ron Paulâ€™s donations have moved up – not by hundreds of thousands – but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire, observers close to the campaign say.
The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, he had perhaps $500,000 on hand (see candidate estimates below).
FMNN had previously reported â€“ after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina – that candidate Ron Paulâ€™s (R-Tex) donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.
Now observers close to the campaign are revealing â€“ with some astonishment â€“ that donations to the campaign in recent weeks have pushed the total up to perhaps $4 or $5 million. â€œThatâ€™s a huge number at this stage,â€ says one observer. â€œThat starts to put him in a position where he can compete â€“ state by state, anyway â€“ with the major candidates.â€
If true, this could be an interesting development. And there’s no confirmation that this is what is actually happening.
Nonetheless, as Andrew points out, if it is true, it means that Ron Paul would be a player in the Presidential race for longer than anyone, including myself, thought. And, at the very least, it would mean that there would be someone in the Republican Party talking about individual liberty and limited government.
And that, quite frankly, can only be a good thing.