Tricia and I constituted a small portion of the 24,940 new donors to Ron Paul’s campaign during yesterday’s Tea Party, a group effort that led to over $6,000,000 in contributions within 24 hours. The party is over, but you can still donate and join the revolution.


  1. Mom/Ruth
    Dec 17, 2007

    Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

  2. Kim
    Dec 17, 2007

    What makes you choose to support Ron Paul, pray tell?

  3. Jay
    Dec 17, 2007

    In no particular order (and non-exhaustively):

    1) integrity

    2) constitutional (I think our constitution spells out a pretty reasonable, very limited role for the federal government and its associated checks and balances… I think we should stick to it)

    3) non-interventionist foreign policy from a military point of view (unless the Congress passes articles of war)

    4) some form of improvement in the management of our currency

    5) basic live-and-let-live outlook, at least from a government/regulatory point of view

  4. Uncle Andrew
    Dec 17, 2007

    Count the College Station Brunone family as 1 of the almost 25,000 first-time donors on Sunday.

    Oh, and put a few more zeros after that decimal point and before the 8 for our giving percentage.

  5. jennifer
    Dec 18, 2007

    My question is what will happen to all this money he is raising since we know he really won’t be elected.

  6. Jay
    Dec 18, 2007

    He discusses the money here:

    In brief, he says (paraphrase alert): They didn’t give me the money to stick in the bank, so well figure out how to most effectively spend it on a national campaign.

    And I would suggest all bets are off on who wins as we are likely headed toward a brokered convention on the Republican side.

  7. Aunt Jamison
    Dec 18, 2007

    I think it would be the coolest thing ever if he won in spite of all the nay-saying going on….THAT would make a great Lifetime Original Movie:
    Ron Paul: Against All Odds.

  8. Kim
    Jan 8, 2008

    Interesting. Can’t go there with you, but interesting.