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Monday, August 06, 2007

Ron Paul Leading In Donations From Men & Women In The Military

I think a lot of neo cons will find this statistic eye opening. Ron Paul is the leading donation getter from service personnel in the military.

I don't find it hard to believe at all. Our men & women would much rather be here at home defending this country than running around invading third world countries who had nothing to do with 9/11.
This is from Q2 2007 fundraising for the Republicans AND Democrats. The majority of the money went to Republicans as is expected, but the winner is Ron Paul.

Army Navy USAF USMC VET TOTAL
Ron Paul 6975 7765 4650 1500 1250 22140
McCain 6225 6480 1570 1600 800 16675
Romney 2051 0 1500 0 1000 4551
Giuliani 1450 370 250 0 250 2320
Hunter 0 1000 0 0 0 1000
Richardson 50 750 0 0 0 800
Huckabee 250 0 500 0 0 750
Tancredo 350 0 0 0 0 350
Brownback 71 0 0 0 0 71
Thompson 0 0 0 0 0


Foxnews has a devil of a time trying to understand this:

5 Comments:

  • At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    Allan, you left out this quote: "The sum of the money contributed to pro-war candidates exceed the amount going to anti-war candidates but because Ron Paul is the lone anti-war Republican, he comes out the winner." The count is also obviously incomplete since Paul & McCain were the only ones to get donations from all of the services. Since Hunter is a big military supporter, it is unrealistic that he would not get a dime from the Army or any service except the Navy. This is very misleading because it doesn't match the many surveys that show the military supports the Iraq War. It also doesn't explain the high retention rate of the military during the Iraq War. Most people who went through WWII learned that Isolationism does not work.

     
  • At 10:27 PM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    There's a big difference Lee between being an isolationist(which I'm not) and advocating a non-interventionist foreign policy. We should keep our nose out of other countries business.

     
  • At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Allan,

    I'm looking for someplace locally where I can purchase a few Ron Paul bumper stickers. Do you know where they may be available here in O.C.?

    Thanks,

    Morning Coffee

     
  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    MC,

    We're having a meetup event tomorrow night in Newport Beach at the Park Newport Clubhouse. We'll have some available there. Why don't you stop by if you can. Our Irvine Ron Paul Meetup group has swelled to over 170 members and growing fast. If you can't make it, email me your snail mail address and I will send a few off to you. They look great.

     
  • At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    Hannity, Hannity, Hannity & Colmes had pollster Dr. Frank Luntz on Tuesday. He mentioned that at the debate Sunday Ron Paul volunteers were very enthusiastic and were like moths going for the TV camera. Dr. Luntz again had a Republican focus group of average Republicans. Ron Paul made comments against the Iraq War including saying “JUST COME HOME”. When he said that, the focus group graph lines DIVED. Dr. Luntz said that Paul’s comment was “the worst received of any response from any Republican or Democrat on any issue that he had every seen”. When Duncan Hunter made a comment condemning the Dems over the way they have handled the war, the lines SOARED! Dr. Luntz said it was obvious that Republicans don’t want to lose the Iraq War. He said only a tiny sliver of the Republican party is anti-war & that an anti-war candidate can’t win the Republican nomination. Rudy followed up and said that you do not achieve peace through weakness & appeasement. Ron Paul & Neville Chamberlain supporters may not like to believe that they are isolationists but ------IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCK………….

     

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