Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ron Paul's Surprising Third Quarter Fund Raising Total

Ron Paul raised $5.1 million in the 3rd quarter. According to a story by Jim Kuhnhenn of the AP

The amount places Paul well ahead of all but the Republican front-runners in the race. His fundraising for the quarter almost matches what Sen. John McCain is expected to report. His total is half the amount that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is reported to have raised.
How the hell does somebody who only polls at 2% of the Republicans nationally raise nearly as much as a Republican front runner and more than enough to remain competative with the Republican big boys? Well more that 70% of Paul's contributions have been raised online.

This video is of a Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room interview with Paul. I guess money talks to the networks.