Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Reading Tea Leaves

Well, not really. Actually more of a prediction on Tea Party 07 fundraising. The fundraising total of Nov 5th was about 230 times the level of the people who had signed up on the site. I am going to predict a total income from the next bit Ron Paul money bomb to be 200 (+/- 5) times the amount of signed participants. This should take into account a slightly lower amount of available cash due to the holiday season, those who have already maxed out as well as all of those who don't sign up for whatever reason.

Currently there are 10,727 people who have made the pledge which would bring in $2.1 million. Still a fantastic day but there is still a month left yet for pledges to come in. If we could double the 5th and take in 8.5 million or so it would completely blow out all claims from both parties and the amount of free publicity would exceed that which we have already gotten from the 5th. To reach this number I imagine we will need some 42-43,000 pledges.

For the November 5th money bomb I didn't want to get my hopes up and thought that if we could hit 2.4 mil it would be a fantastic day. For Tea Party 2007 I realistically expect 6+ million but wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the drive tops 8 or even 9 million dollars. The support for Dr. Paul really IS there and as someone recently noted, supporters of various politicians will swing between one candidate and another but once someone becomes a Paul supporter they don't switch to another candidate. They see that Paul is the only choice for freedom and liberty, sound money and a sound economy, and a return to good relations with other countries as well as secured borders.

If you are not yet familiar with Dr. Ron Paul please visit the affectionately nicknamed "Dr. No" at www.RonPaul2008.com
Then go visit the www.TeaParty07.com website and sign the pledge to give one hundred dollars to the only non-evil choice available to us. Besides, that $100 is quickly losing in value due to the "Inflation Tax" so you might as well invest it now while it still has some purchasing power.