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+ - Ron Paul's use of the Internet in his presidential

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tres3
tres3 writes "A recent New York Times article explores some of the success that Ron Paul's presidential campaign has had in using the Internet. The author correctly states that others aren't as successful because their approach led many to micromanage their Web sites. By contrast, [Ms. Teachout] said, the Paul campaign took the opposite lesson that it was about openness and power. He has over 1140 MeetUp Groups in 900 cities (including one in the green zone in Baghdad) that have operated largely independently from the campaign.

For instance the ThisNovember5th site was setup by Trevor Lyman using a video created by James Sugra without even consulting the campaign. That site brought in $4.3M from 37,000 donors in 24 hours. Mr. Paul estimated that the one-day haul had brought $10 million worth of free publicity. Ron said he hadn't even gotten around to thanking them yet. THANKS Guys!! There is a new money bomb web site being prepared now in celebration of the Boston Tea Party

The article goes on to cover the wide variety of supporters that the Paul campaign has attracted. In reality Dr. Paul didn't create these groups; he simply gave them a focal point to rally behind. And he used the Internet to unite them, or more accurately, the users of the Internet found his message and united themselves behind it. I guess that is why the author titled the article 'The Web Finds Ron Paul, and Takes Him for a Ride'."
Republicans

+ - Ron Paul sets new online fundraising records

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yamamushi
yamamushi writes "Remember Remember the 5th of November indeed! In observance of Guy Fawkes Night, Thousands of Presidential Candidate/Congressman Ron Paul supporters donated just over $4.3 Million dollars to his campaign within 24 hours, topping the record for the most raised online in one day for any presidential candidate, ever. His staggering amount also shadowed the most raised in a single day by any of the other Republican candidates, to which Mitt Romney owned the title at $3.1 Million. With the media burying Ron Paul, and refusing to consider him a top-tier candidate, will Paul be able to leverage the internet community into proving otherwise at the polls?"
Republicans

+ - Ron Paul sets record $4.2 million in 24 hours->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "WOW, $4.2 million in 24 hours!!! Dr. Ron Paul has well surpassed the grassroots goal of two million dollars. Rep. Paul has drawn millions with his message of liberty, and refrain from empire building. The message of non-intervention, secure borders, no entangling alliances, no income tax, ending the war on drugs, and liberty is rapidly spreading. Read more about it here."
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Editorial

+ - Ron Paul recieves a record $4.2 million in 24 hrs 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The AP reports 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

The $4.2 million represented online contributions from more than 37,000 donors. Paul as of Monday had raised more than $7 million since Oct. 1, more than half his goal of $12 million by the end of the year, according to his Web site.

Paul advocates limited government and low taxes like other Republicans, but he stands alone as the only GOP presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war. He also has opposed Bush administration security measures that he says encroach on civil liberties."
Editorial

+ - Ron Paul recieves a record $4.2 million in 24 hrs

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The AP reports 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.

The $4.2 million represented online contributions from more than 37,000 donors. Paul as of Monday had raised more than $7 million since Oct. 1, more than half his goal of $12 million by the end of the year, according to his Web site.

Paul advocates limited government and low taxes like other Republicans, but he stands alone as the only GOP presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war. He also has opposed Bush administration security measures that he says encroach on civil liberties."
United States

+ - Ron Paul Raised $4 Million Online->

Submitted by BinaryPower
BinaryPower (1089809) writes "Yesterday was an exciting day to be a Ron Paul supporter. The online grassroots campaign "this November 5th" organized a $4.2 Million Money Bomb on the candidate running for president with over $4 million of which raised online. This surpassed the largest online fundraising in a single day to a primary candidate of $2.7 million. This goes to show the organizational power of the internet."
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Republicans

+ - Ron Paul Raises Over $4.2 Million in a Single Day.

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Associated Press is reporting that 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 with a surge of Web-based giving tied to the commemoration of Guy Fawkes Day."
Republicans

+ - Ron Paul sets record $4.3 M in online fundraising

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rebmaster
rebmaster writes "Sure, Ron Paul stories tend to be over-submitted (and occasionally over-hyped). But this is real, BIG news.

In one day (Nov. 5th) — Ron Paul has raised over $4,200,000.00 — mostly by online direct donations from over 37,000 individual donors. (These are not "pledges" — it is "money in the bank.")

Paul's total deposed Mitt Romney as the all-time single-day fundraising record holder in the Republican presidential field.

There's a lot of Internet major media news postings about it, but they tend to be inaccurate and/or biased. (Typical!)
The AP story is one of the more accurate."
Republicans

+ - Ron Paul Raises $3.5 Million In One Day

Submitted by realinvalidname
realinvalidname (529939) writes "The AP is reporting that Presidential candidate Ron Paul raised over $3.5 million online Monday, a record for a Republican. The push was part of a campaign surge tied to Guy Fawkes Day. From the story: "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."""
Editorial

+ - Ron Paul recieves a record $4.2 million in 24 hrs

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From FOXNews.com:

Ron 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. The $4.2 million represented online contributions from more than 37,000 donors.

Paul advocates limited government and low taxes like other Republicans, but he stands alone as the only GOP presidential candidate opposed to the Iraq war. He also has opposed Bush administration security measures that he says encroach on civil liberties."
Republicans

+ - Ron Paul supporters raise $4.2mil on November 5th->

Submitted by megashub
megashub (666) writes "Supporters of Rep. Presidential candidate Ron Paul remembered remembered the 5th of November after all. Using Guy Fawkes' botched assassination attempt and 'V for Vendetta' as their guide, the campaign raised the largest amount of money in a single day so far this election cycle at over 4.2 million dollars, the record for which was previously held by Mitt Romney."
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The Media

+ - Learn from Ron Paul, Internet Icon-> 1

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vsync64
vsync64 writes "Ben Worthen at the Wall Street Journal has an article today about how people are starting to realize, thanks to Ron Paul, that the Internet can help unpublicized causes, but that there's not a magic “Internet” button they can push and get buzz: “‘We're using the same tried and tested social networking tools as all the other campaigns,’ [says] Jesse Benton[....] They're just doing it really really effectively. The campaign uses these networks to get its message out quickly, but Benton says that the campaign is careful not to try to manage what Paul's supporters do and say. Also, the campaign uses the Internet to engage with its biggest supporters directly.” Apparently talking to your supporters and treating them as people with their own opinions is the latest fad."
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Republicans

+ - Pres. Candidate Uses Internet To Break to Top Tier->

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TechnoGuyRob
TechnoGuyRob writes "From the article: "[Ron] Paul, a Texas congressman who once ran for president as a Libertarian, will report having $5.3 million cash on hand, campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said...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. Since he entered the campaign, he has operated with little media attention, getting the spotlight only during debates. But that has been enough to attract an avid Internet following. Benton said most of Paul's money has come from online contributions." Ron Paul has rapidly been growing in popularity and has the most friends on MySpace, members on Meetup, and wins in online and straw polls."
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