It looks like the Paul campaign will easily pass the $17 million mark before midnight. I’m guessing that’s going to result in $5.5 to $6 million raised on December 16 alone.
What’s most impressive to me is that this money is being raised by regular, every day people, in most cases $100 at a time. Earlier in the day, Ron Paul’s website reported that they’d received $3.6M from more than 30,000 people. Personally, I don’t know anyone who has or will reach the $2,300 individual limit, and I’m guessing that’s because people like us just can’t afford that much.
What separates Dr. Paul’s campaign from the other candidates is that it is being driven by a very large number of people who care, even if they can only able to give a couple of hundred bucks. I’ve heard several of my friends who are supporting Dr. Paul say, “I’ve never given to a political campaign before, but this is different.”
UPDATE:Â Point reiterated here.