In my most recent poll, I asked readers to choose the most annoying guy on the radio.Â Fortunately for me, I have a face made for TV and am not on the radio, so I wasn’t eligible.
But I don’t think I could have competed with Sean Hannity.Â He completely ran away with the poll, although I’m sure he’d say that was only because a handful of Ron Paul supporters found a way to hack my site and vote several times.
Hannity received a whopping 60% of the vote.Â Maybe not all that impressive, but you have to consider than his buddy Rush was also one of the choices.Â At least Rush is funny.
I even tried to make it a little more fair by including Jim Rome as a choice, but to no avail.Â Sean Hannity is definitely the most annoying guy on the radio, and you heard ItFrom.Us!
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.
Up late keeping up with Ron Paul’s contribution totals at www.ronpaul2008.com
At 12:26 ET, he’s at $11.8M for the fourth quarter–the goal for the quarter was $12M. I checked just before midnight, and he was at ~$11.5M, which means roughly $250k in contributions during the first 30 minutes or so.
This thing may get huge. Look for some serious mainstream coverage Monday!
Here are the two parts of Ron Paul’s interview with Wolf Blitzer last night. He gets to cover a lot of ground in this interview–Iraq, monetary policy, globalism, taxes, and fund raising. I also received Dr. Paul’s newsletter today that addresses a great point regarding last week’s debates
mainstream politicians NEVER attack an opponent they think is far behind. The McCain campaign, we’ve heard, is worried sick about New Hampshire, and they thought a slam at me would help. Ha! Of course, it only strengthened our forces.
Enjoy the video, and don’t forget about the Tea Party on December 16!
Katherine Coble on Ron Paul’s campaign:
Â I would simply say that it was the growing respect for limited government in advance of Dr. Paulâ€™s candidacy which has bouyed him so long. In short, heâ€™s not the father of the movement. Our movement is the father of his candidacy.
When the Founders drafted the Constitution, they had a clear understanding of tyranny. They also had a clear idea about how to prevent it from ever taking root in America. Their solution was to separate the governmentâ€™s powers into three co-equal branches: the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. Each of these branches plays a vital role in our free society. Each serves as a check on the others. And to preserve our liberty, each must meet its responsibilities â€” and resist the temptation to encroach on the powers the Constitution accords to others.
Here’s a hint. It wasn’t Ron Paul.
These great and true words were uttered by none other than our fearless leader, George W. Bush, at an event for the Federalist Society.
It’s totally unrelated to this, but what do you guys think about Hugo Chavez? This guy is trying to subvert his country’s constitution and take them down a road of socialistic hell–and he’s honest about it.
Again, drawing no comparisons, just commenting on two completely unrelated events in the news.
Hat tip to Doug Mataconis
Great appearance this morning on Face the Nation for Dr. Paul. People who think that it doesn’t matter to raise a few million dollars doesn’t make sure you’ll get some big media air time, check this out. My favorite part of the interview was when he turned the “anti” question around and stated all the things for which he is “pro”.
The local (Knoxville) Ron Paul meetup group was featured in the KNS today.
I feed guilty that I have not been to a single event that the meetup group works. I really need to correct that. I’m on their mailing list and keep up, but just haven’t made it out. However, one cool thing about Dr. Paul’s campaign and his supporters is that it is grassroots, so there are many ways to contribute, one of which is writing a post or two here every now and then.
Or maybe I’m just rationalizing.
If you didn’t think Ron Paul was a serious candidate, consider that his fund raising effort yesterday pulled in
$4.07 $4.3 million. That is the second biggest fund raising day for any candidate ever. Only Hilly has raised more in one day. Ron Paul’s message is hitting home with a lot of people–people who can afford to contribute to a successful campaign. Many would argue that they can’t afford not to.
Sorry I’m just getting around to writing about Ron Paul’s appearance on Jay Leno. Just a couple of notes…
Whenever Leno mention Dr. Paul in his monologue, he got great applause. It was pretty apparent that there are quite a few people who actually know who he is now. Also, Dr. Paul got a good reaction from the crowd with most of what he said. It’s a pretty simple message that regular people can really relate to.
Whether you like it or not, there are other intangibles that are equally important in an election. Ron Paul scored big here too, at least in our household. I actually heard the phrase, “he’s sooo cute!”
I doubt anyone is saying that about Hillary Clinton.