I read about this yesterday on the blogs, but our corporate media seems determined to ignore Ron Paul. This AP story which was picked up by the Baltimore Sun and a couple of “libertarian” papers is the first I’ve seen it covered outside of blogs.
Paul sets one-day GOP fundraising record
White House hopeful and Iraq war critic hauls in $4.2 million
The Associated Press
updated 12:20 a.m. ET, Tues., Nov. 6, 2007
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, aided by an extraordinary outpouring of Internet support Monday, hauled in more than $4.2 million in nearly 24 hours.
Paul, the Texas congressman with a libertarian tilt and an out-of-Iraq pitch, entered heady fundraising territory with a surge of Web-based giving tied to the commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day.
Fawkes was a British mercenary who failed in his attempt to kill King James I on Nov. 5, 1605. He also was the model for the protagonist in the movie “V for Vendetta.” Paul backers motivated donors on the Internet with mashed-up clips of the film on the online video site YouTube as well as the Guy Fawkes Day refrain: “Remember, remember the 5th of November.”
Paul’s total deposed Mitt Romney as the single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field. When it comes to sums amassed in one day, Paul now ranks only behind Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised nearly $6.2 million on June 30, and Barack Obama.