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Monday, March 19, 2012

Ron Paul Is Running Low on Worthless Fiat Money

Posted by on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Slate says the Ron Paul train is running out of steam:

According to the campaign's February FEC statement — its last monthly update — it had $1,644,814.60 in the bank after spending $5,233,011.28 in the packed primary month of January. Four years ago, Paul had $6,017,400.79 left in the account at the end of January.

This, in itself, is not a sign of Paulian weakness. Ask any veteran of the 2008 Paul campaign, and they'll tell you that the late surge of moneybombs and media interest came too late to build a strong campaign where they needed one. That wasn't a problem this time. The money came in briskly throughout 2011. But it hasn't been gushing like it used to. A January "moneybomb" netted the campaign $1.3 million; a moneybomb at the same point in the 2008 race brought in $1.85 million.

Ron Paul's energy has been flagging since Iowa, and his campaign has been coasting on the energy of the very enthusiastic Ron Paul supporters who have already fallen for the candidate. The problem is, if your candidate isn't putting out the energy he used to, you're not going to draw new supporters to the campaign. This is basic thermodynamics, and it's plain for anyone to see: Ron Paul is over. His supporters are practically a nostalgia act from 2008 at this point.


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Will in Seattle 1
Money is just a fiction of the Fed's imagination anyway.

I prefer to use large stone coins as currency.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
he's seventy fucking four. he doesn't even have enough energy to be a functional gadfly.
Posted by Max Solomon on March 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
In Reagan years he's a spring chicken.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM · Report this
Vince 4
Ron Paul supporters don't concern themselves with reality.
Posted by Vince on March 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM · Report this
Zebes 5
Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail! Fail!
Posted by Zebes on March 19, 2012 at 2:17 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 6
@3: "In Reagan years he's a spring chicken."

He's reaching a Reaganesque level of doddering much sooner. I can't wait for him to get REALLY unhinged as he ages and gets more desperate to suck at the survivalist apocalyptic teats.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM · Report this
monkey 7
I don't understand, is Ron Paul trying to save up to buy a new Fiat?
Posted by monkey on March 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM · Report this
Why doesn't he just not-author some more racist homophobic newsletters, and make millions off of them, again?
Posted by Slog Tipper David on March 19, 2012 at 7:48 PM · Report this
smade 9
Fucking looter. Begging people for money and giving nothing in return.
Posted by smade on March 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 10
@8: Oh, he still brings out the old dogwhistles, but internet "moneybombs" are more effective.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this
undead ayn rand 11
@9: "giving nothing in return"

Untrue. He wants to give away ~99% of the government to private industry.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM · Report this

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