As the fund raising totals for 2011 Q2 have come in, Ron Paul leads all other Republican candidates in military donations. In fact Ron Paul
recieved more than all other Republican candidates combined. Examining the Selected Presidential Reports For The 2011 July Quarterly the data can be
compiled and is expressed in the graph below.
The article then goes on to break down how much has come from each part of the military, and it does it for each candidate.
I also followed one of the links in the article and found another donations contributed page for each candidate.
i believe that the reason mr paul is getting so much from soldiers is because he is their best chance of coming home in the republican field. that and
that alone is enough for war torn soldiers to donate.
its enough for me too.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
So Ron Paul is a supporter of Defense Spending and American Imperial Adventure? If so I wouldn't vote for him
No, he is not, he is the opposite of what you said. By not voting for him you will cast your vote for american imperialism which you seem to detest.
Ironic huh? Sadly some people may think that but they will have formed that opinion mostly from media talking points and have no depth of what the
real issues are. Ron Paul needs to be president for the simple fact that at least one state of the union address will include the truth and some
positive principles to get the country back on track.
edit on 17-7-2011 by filosophia because: (no reason given)
I don't think the OP adequately presents the information provided. I do not think this was your intention, but some will not understand what the
information is saying.
The US military does not make contributions to any candidate. The donations are from individual service members.
I don't think Ron Paul running as a republican has anything to do with it.(At least I hope not) Congressman Paul represents the ONLY chance
from ANY party for all these wars to end and our troops to come home.
Ron Paul is the only chance America has. The other candidates are corporate sellouts and puppets. They spew more rhetoric. His voting record has
always been consistent - he supports the Constitution. My vote was Ron Paul in 2008. It will be Ron Paul in 2012.
Wow. The headline is not surprising at all, people are sick of war. But such a difference on that chart... That's good news IMHO.
"Mr Data, your resourcefulness never ceases to amaze me, star and flag for you"
The Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign cash, looks at the 2007 money-raising and finds the following:
War opponent Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, received the most from donors in the military, collecting at least $212,000 from them. Another war opponent,
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was second with about $94,000.
Lawyers and law firms have contributed more than any other industry, giving $46.6 million. Democrats got 77 percent of that, with Clinton the top
Not just that RP would send them home..but they respect that fact that he understands and follows the Constitution, and he will command the military
with strength..and not rely on lawyers or whomever else...in commanding them.
He also believes in a strong military, he doesn't want to do away with it..he will just apply the use of the military appropriately, Constitutionally
and without prejudiced.
People in the Armed Forces recognize and respect a strong leader. And Ron Paul would be a strong leader, and with a good, proven, moral base.
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