Originally posted by RRconservative
Ron Paul wins antoher spammed online poll! The fantasy continues!
The straw poll for the Democrats, on this same site, has Bill Richardson winning by a landslide. I wonder how many Republicans "spammed" this
[edit on 9-8-2007 by RRconservative]
you know, that used to be a convenient excuse, but that was before the second quarter fundraising numbers came in. How do you explain almost 48% in
personal donations from people who donated under 200$, and almost 99% from personal donations alone? Do you considerl that spam? The other corrupt
candidates received little in personal donations, most of their money is from special interests. Lets take a little look at where all the " big money
- top tier " candidates get their money...
The Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group, tracks contributions by selected industries.
In the “hedge fund & private equity” category, the winner to date is Republican Mitt Romney (co-founder of a private equity firm) with $797,325 in
Nice to know your friends remember you.
Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut is second with $726,950.
Oh, yeah, he’s chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.
Hillary’s third with $703,600, suggesting maybe the Clintons didn’t sell out quite enough (though 700K is a nice asking price).
Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani are fourth and fifth, each with more than $640,000.
So I’m betting hedge funds won’t suffer no matter who’s elected.
Now from the the “securities and investment” industry.
Front-running Democrats seem to own that crowd (or, maybe, vice versa). Hillary got $3.3 million, Obama $3.1 million.
Rudy and Mitt are right behind with $3 million and $2.9 million.
In contributions from “health professionals,” Hillary (the queen of health-care reform) is out front with $998,851, which has to be disquieting
for those hoping she revisits her former issue with gusto.
Romney is second with $829,337 and Obama’s third with $701,993.
John Edwards is sixth with $254,297.
In money from “pharmaceuticals/health products,” it’s Romney first ($277,455), Hillary second ($172,150) and Obama third ($160,572).
Edwards is a dismal 11 of 17, with a paltry $6,758.
(Guess they remember malpractice or personal-injury suits he won.)
Don’t weep for Edwards. The North Carolina trial lawyer is remembered well by colleagues. He leads all candidates with $6.5 million from
“lawyers/law firms,” the biggest single giving group.
Hillary, also a lawyer, is second with $6.2 million. Obama, also a lawyer, is third with $5.5 million.
So while the corrupt candidates on both sides are raking in special interest dough, Ron Paul is starting a grassroots movement in this country that's
taking off like wild fire. 30,000 meet up group members is astonishing. That's people from all over the country working on their own dime to help the
campaign. That's also more than all the candidates on both sides combined. But hey, I'm sure it's just spam and a bunch of Democrats, right? I'm
also assuming that you think having the most donations from the military and military veterans, as on record with the FEC, is also spam?
Also, why aren't the other candidates supporters " spamming " the online polls? I would also think if the Democrats are voting in these online
polls that they would be voting for Giuliani or Mitt Romney, hell even Fred Thompson. These 3 candidates belong in the Democratic leftist camp, they
relate much more to them than Ron Paul does. The leftist Democrats know any of those stooges would be crushed in a National Election by the Democratic
nominee. Ron Paul? Not so much.
[edit on 9-8-2007 by ape]