Donate Now… and Then

We’re all very excited about the Tea Party, which has the the potential to be even bigger than November 5th.

But as Ron Paul 2008 Fundraising Director, Jonathan Bydlak points out in the below email, to have the biggest impact the campaign needs to raise as much money as soon as possible:

During the first few days of October, we announced our fundraising goal for the fourth quarter: $12 million raised by December 31.

But there’s more: we need to have spent it by then, too.

If we were to raise the entire $12 million in the last week of December, we would meet our fundraising goal for the quarter. But Ron Paul would stand little chance of winning the Republican nomination, because that money would have come in too late.

Time is of the essence. You see, we need to raise money well before we plan to spend it. That’s because most of the expenditures that we make need to be paid for weeks in advance. For example, we need to buy crucial airtime for the end of December right now.

The sooner we raise this money, the sooner that we can spread Dr. Paul’s message - our message - in the early primary states. Time truly is money.

Fact is, we only have about two weeks to raise money for the early primaries.

If you wait a month from now to donate, your money will only be spent after Iowa caucus-goers and New Hampshire primary voters have made up their minds.

We are rapidly running out of time. The Iowa caucus is just 44 days away. New Hampshire is in 49 days. With so much ground to make up, we can’t afford to waste a single day.

As a result, we are spending faster than the rate at which we are raising money. In October alone, we raised $2.8 million, but our campaign spent over $3.1 million.

We cannot afford to wait for bursts of press activity. What we need is sustained attention in the news. What better way to do this than by continuing to raise money at a rapid pace now? We need to keep our momentum going.

Help us win in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada.

Make your most generous contribution as soon as you can:

The fact is with the accelerated Primary schedule, the campaign needs money now to buy up ads in the early states so that Paul’s message of peace and freedom can continue to spread.

So if you can donate now, but are waiting for a “money bomb” please donate now… and then do your best to donate again on December 17th!

25 Responses to “Donate Now… and Then”

  1. Hmmmm?!? Says:

    Now wait a minute … you don’t need to spend the entire 12 million dollars by the end of December 2007 … the primaries would still have January, February, and March with active states that have not had delegates vote yet. Don’t you want to stick around for every state to vote? You should save the money until the very end, especially if the race is still tight between Ron Paul and some other candidate. That is the right thing to do.

  2. Ron Paul videos Says:

    Ron Paul videos:

  3. RPandME Says:

    News is out that MSNBC is angry with talk show host Tucker Carlson for inviting Ron Paul onto his show over and over again. Tucker is the only guy who gives RP the airtime he deserves!

    I’ve gone to to sign up and let the NBC execs know this movement won’t sit back and let this happen.

    We need more open-minded talk show hosts, not less!

    Don’t let them cancel “Tucker” and cut RP off from media time!

  4. underground Says:

    Time is absolutely of the essence. I think that although the primaries technically go into Spring, the media and parties like to decide things after the first states go through. This election cycle, they’re pushing the early states up sooner than ever… To really get traction in New Hampshire and Iowa, I agree with the campaign advisers that he needs as much as he can get as soon as possible.

  5. paulite Says:

    1) As discussed in Section II, Hayek was unclear whether his structure of production represents a yearly flow of goods or a distribution of wealth. Mises and Rothbard, like Hayek, seem to mean one and also the other. Skousen is at least consistent but, unfortunately, he is consistently wrong. He definitely means the amount of goods flowing by every year. This author’s work (1999) is about stock, not supply.

    2) As discussed in Section III, Hayek’s triangle is printed sideways and backwards. The former problem can be corrected by rotating the graph but the latter problem is more fundamental. Hayek is speaking from the perspective of the owner of the final product looking back on his costs of production. He is speaking from Marx’s perspective. The perspective that we want is from right now, at time zero, looking forward into the future.

    3) As discussed in Section IV, there must be some temporal measure or the Hayekian’s incessant references to “lengthening the period of production” would not mean anything at all. Their theory of business cycles depends on credit expansions lengthening the period of production and on the inevitable contraction shortening it. It is impossible to talk about something being lengthened or shortened unless one knows how to measure it.

    4) As discussed in Section V, Hayekian theory depends entirely too much on the specificity of capital goods. In reality, many companies make products or provide services which are used in all of Hayek’s five stages – and they experience cyclical behavior too. Rothbard was wrong when he said “To the extent that the new money is loaned to consumers rather than businesses, the cycle effects do not occur” (1970, p. 940 footnote).

    5) As discussed in Section VI, Garrison’s conceptions of the natural rate of interest is faulty. The Hayekians are naïve to cling to this mythical concept. There is no such thing as a natural rate of interest. In any case, credit limits are more important than interest rates. The necessity of a bust following boom times is adequately explained by the transfer of capital from smaller companies to larger ones.

    6) In Garrison’s own words: “the [Hayekian] theory of the business cycle is a theory of the unsustainable boom. It is not a theory of depression per se. In particular, it does not account for the severity and possible recalcitrance of the depression that may follow on the heels of the bust” (2001, p. 120). In 1930, Hayek could explain how the depression started. In 1936, he could not explain why it still persisted.

    7) Austrian economists seem naïve because their belief in a natural interest rate implies an ethical judgment on what is natural or unnatural, their discussion of the inevitable collapse of a credit expansion is typically presented as a sort of morality play and because they advocate an impractical 100% reserve requirement based solely on ethical considerations.

    Seven strikes and you are out! Hayek’s horse fell dead underneath him in 1936. Seventy years later, his followers are still beating that horse saying “Get up! Get up! We have to finish the race!”

  6. bt Says:

    Just a reminder why he needs our donations:

  7. RP for Pres Says:

    EVERYONE!!! We are about to lose a major proponent of giving Ron airtime — MSNBC is talking about canceliing Tucker Carslon’s show on MSNBC — EVERYONE needs to go to and sign up so that we can send a message to MSNBC that we want balanced coverage…this helps Ron

  8. PRO-NO Says:

    Liberty is brewing! Cool Video, check it out.

  9. Matt Says:

    Face It, there is no way that the Republican Party will nominate Ron Paul, and he just as much said that he will not pursue a 3rd party canidacy.

    And the only reason that he “wins” every debate is because his followers get on line and go nuts. You Guys are crazy.

  10. rs1139 Says:

    that’s what democracy is all about, matt! getting your voice out there and getting heard. how is this so different than a movement in the streets of new york in 1806?

    keep up the good work, guys. you’re bringing democracy back.

    btw, there’s a great ron pual video (ron paul o rama!!!) of the man himself at the debates - they talked to him afterwards and check out the end… the ron paul afterparty in st. pete. no partying, just democracy.

  11. Chris Stevens Says:

    Most Startling Admission in the CNN YouTube Presidential Debates

    30 seconds says it all:

  12. RVH Says:

    Momentum is starting to build in the press:

    “Adroit online, Ron Paul backers hit the streets of N.H.”

  13. august Says:

    Attention Baby-Boomers: Do You Want To Save Your Retirement?

    In the upcoming primaries you are not only voting for the next president, but you are also voting for the defense or demise of your retirement plan. You may have designed your retirement based on the official inflation rate of around 2-½%. However this number is a lie. The true inflation rate that the Federal Reserve is causing is 17.3% this year!

    There is only one candidate for president who will not only acknowledge this crime but also stop it in its tracks; that is Ron Paul. He is passionate about economics and understands that the American way of life and your retirement are on the verge of collapse. This is largely in part to the Federal Reserve’s addiction to printing money out of nothing. The founding fathers knew the dangers of a central bank and that is exactly what the Federal Reserve is. Only Ron Paul will tackle head on the imminent danger your financial future is in.

    The official 2-½% is based on a basket of goods (CPI), which they severely misrepresent to mislead you and the business world. In order to get an accurate inflation rate you need to look at how much money the Federal Reserve is creating out of nothing. It follows the basic supply and demand theory; the Fed is increasing the money supply by billions of dollars a day, which is reducing the demand. For every dollar that they create out of nothing, they are stealing the value of your saved dollars. This is simply theft.

    For years the Federal Reserve published the M3 report, which tells the amount of money they are conjuring up, but now they are afraid to tell us and in March 2006 they stopped reporting the M3 (Ron Paul has introduced House Resolution 2754 to force them to report it).

    If you plan on retiring with a fixed income you may want to recalculate how long your plan will support you. Let’s say your pension will provide you $2,500 per month. At 10% inflation, in 5 years you will need an income of $4,025 to afford the same standard of living; in 10 years you will need $6,475, in 20 years $16,825. Conversely, your $2,500 a month will have the purchasing power of: $1,551, $965, and $371 respectively.

    As far as your savings, if you are earning 5% interest and inflation is 10%, you are really losing 5% per year. What’s the point in saving money if inflation is higher than your investment return? There are only two solutions: either diversify into other than dollar investments such as Euro, gold, real estate, etc. or vote for Ron Paul.

    If our existing fractional reserve system of eternally increasing money supply continues, double-digit inflation will destroy the nest eggs and devalue the fixed incomes of the entire baby boomer generation. Action must be taken now to begin the reversal towards a secure and viable economic system. The lone hope for this is the election of Ron Paul as president. Ron Paul is running as Republican so you must be registered as a Republican in order to vote for him in the primaries. You can do that here.

  14. Adam Says:

    Ron Paul is an example of what happens when someone is against the establishment and gains popularity. The media is going into overdrive to make him out to be a quack. And the dumb public is eating it up. This depresses me because I actually realize just how bad of shape our once-great nation has become. My only hope is that he will educate enough people so that there will be another man like him one day that may win. I will vote for him. I’ve sent him money. It’s for the hope that he brings. People’s obtuse party loyalties blind them from what is happening right in front of them. Tell as many people as you can. Ignorance may be bliss, but when we wake up one day and realize we have little to no freedom left, it will be too late.

  15. Matthew Podoba Says:

    Check out this post on Ron Paul…

  16. Rich Vermillion Says:


    In addition to supporting Ron Paul by donations, there are two online polls going on now that it would be great for Ron Paul supporters to get involved with. The first is a Newsmax poll at:

    The second is an online Strawpoll being conducted by Here is the link:

    Happy to be part of the revolution.

  17. Jon Says:

    Vote for Ron in this poll!

  18. Mike Martin Says:

    I think it’s funny how Ron Paul will take Don Black’s of Stormfront’s $500.00 and then turn right around and call he’s website idiots! Is he going to be part of the White Supremacy Organization or Not? Make up your mind Ron, the Jews have plenty of money to give ya!

  19. Omnitheist Says:

    I’m sorry Ron, but I don’t really agree with your policies. I think America has an obligation to be involved with what’s going on in the world and that isolationism and non-interventionism are failed policies and always will be. It’s good that you stand up for what you believe in though.

  20. drainweb Says:

    Omnitheist, do you really truly enjoy being fooled into a war and then spending billions upon billions of tax dollars on a fake war? wake up, dude.

  21. PsiliPharm Says:

    I’ll definitely be donating on December 16th, in fact I’m selling “Ron Paul” products on eBay to add to the pot.

    Here’s a link on This Next:

    I’ve got several products listed, and I’ll be adding more as time goes on, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

  22. Russel Fugal Says: is a Dec 31 money bomb, I’ve heard proposals for a January 1st money bomb as well. And many people who don’t live in Iowa will want to show their support on January 3. What if we had a monster multi-day money bomb? December 31-January 3.

    Here is how it works.

    Donations start coming in on Dec 31, maybe a total of $2 million to end the quarter off right. Then we get a little press coverage on the 1st, and commentators also note that the donations haven’t died down. January 1st we raise another $2 million.
    On the 2nd it gets to be a big story because it still hasn’t died down. Another $2 million. Then on the 3rd everyone who can’t vote in Iowa donates so that the next day and that night, when everyone is seeing the news of the results of Iowa they also see this massive inflow of cash to the Ron Paul campaign mentioned in the same segment.

    If Ron wins Iowa, the momentum will be unstoppable with the two stories together.

    If he comes in second or third everyone in the media is surprised that he is now a legitimate candidate AND they can’t not report in the same breath that he is pulling in millions of dollars every day. Cause face it, if he comes in 3rd (or maybe even 2nd) they say “Huckleberry is NUMBER 1! Mitt took a close second, yadda yadda,” (or vice versa) and then almost mumbling it under their breaths, ” Mr. Paul came in third, and now lets look at the weather…”

    With the 120,000 people who donated to Ron Paul this quarter and new donors everyday this would be a cinch.
    $2000k / 120k is less than $20 a person.
    $20 on Dec 31 - $2,000,000
    $20 on Jan 1 - $2,000,000
    $20 on Jan 2 - $2,000,000
    $60 on Jan 3 - $6,000,000

    That’s an average of $120 from each of us.
    Let’s face it, the nation won’t be watching the news on the 1st and the 2nd. But you can bet that everyone will hear about it during the Iowa Caucus results!

  23. newsisnews Says:

    What’s up with the weird flag some Ron Paul supporter was waving on CNN last night — red and white stripes, no blue and no stars?

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