Betting odds on how much money Ron Paul's campaign
will raise in one day this Sunday suggest that bookies believe
the Congressman could easily break the $10 million mark and stun
his constant detractors by raising close to $20 million in the
Popular betting website BetCRIS.com has posted the
following odds for how much Paul will raise at this weekend's
"Boston Tea Party" fundraiser:
- $1-3 million 3 to 1
- $3-6 million 5 to 6
- $6-10 million 11 to 10
- Over $10 million 2 to 1
While the bookmakers say it is odds on that Ron
Paul will break his own record for online donations in one day,
the extremely short odds they give on the $10 million barrier
being broken are very encouraging for the campaign.
On November 5th Dr Paul's campaign raised over $4.3
million via the online "money bomb" donation drive,
with the affiliated website receiving 17,500 pledges in the run
up. This time the website at http://www.teaparty07.com/
has 30,000 pledges with three days still to go. If these pledges
are fulfilled, Paul's campaign could be looking at a figure almost
double that of November 5th.
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However, speculators have suggested that there could
be thousands of so called "lurkers" that have not signed
up at the website but still intend to donate. In addition, the
media coverage this weekend, combined with viral internet activity
could entice new supporters.
Yesterday we revealed that Ron Paul has been declared
the emphatic winner of the first ever National Presidential
Caucus, a collation of results from Democrat, Republican and "open"
caucus groups that were organised independently online and caucused
face-to-face across the nation on December 7th. Despite previously
hyping this contest, the mainstream media in its entirety failed
to report the results yesterday as Infowars.net picked up the
news from the organizer's own press release.
Another key indicator completely ignored by the
media today was the revelation that USAStrawPolls.com, a website
archiving the straw poll results leading up to the 2008 presidential
election, has found that Ron Paul has just surpassed Fred Thompson
as the sole
leader in straw poll victories.
Though perhaps the most blatant case of corporate censorship of
Ron Paul's campaign comes in the shape of MSNBC who have decided
to exclude Paul from their upcoming "Meet the
However, it is hard to believe that the corporate
driven mainstream media will be capable of ignoring this weekend's
events. The attention the tea party is set to generate will raise
Ron Paul's profile yet again, making him without doubt one of
the top tier candidates going into the decisive new year.
A telling sign of the Congressman's increasing repute
emerged today as the British press have begun to cover the Ron
Paul phenomenon, with the London
Telegraph devoting an entire article to him.
Meanwhile, the Congressman's coffers have already
soared to a total of $11.4 million for the quarter at time of
writing. This means that Paul's campaign could come close to its
target of $12 million before Sunday's event even begins.
Paul is almost certain to raise more this quarter
than Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Fred Thompson. He will also
raise more than Mitt Romney if you discount Romney's donations
Dr. Paul is also the only GOP candidate who has
continued to attract popularity as the year has gone on. Paul
raised more money in the third quarter than in the second quarter
while none of the other candidates achieved this.