Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy tea party!

I just saw Ron Paul 2008's fourth quarter donation total go over $15 million, nearly $3.5 million of which came in today (so far!) in commemoration of the Boston Tea Party 234 years ago.

Update (Dec 16, 2007): Last night at a celebration in downtown Minneapolis kicking off the Tea Party '07 money bomb, I predicted $6 million. Many others there shared the same estimate or close to it. Well, in the last hour of the tea party, Ron Paul 2008 did it. They have $6 million in donations, and they're still coming in. Wait! I just heard (10:28 Central) on Ron Paul Radio that the Ron Paul 2008 site has crashed in the deluge of hits. So they're now urging people to call in their donations.

Update (Dec 17, 2007, 11:46 pm Central):
According to Ron Paul 2008...
we just passed $18 million - Q4 (so far)

Earlier the Ron Paul Radio guys were quite funny about the websites going down before midnight (Ron Paul 2008, Ron Paul Forums), telling their audience that if they go down, too, well it's been an honor serving them.... :-)

They then played the 1812 Overture, just like in the movie "V for Vendetta", and "We are the Champions" by Queen, from the end of the movie "Revenge of the Nerds".

Update (Dec 17, 2007, 4:25 pm Central):
Ron Paul 2008 reports $6.04 million as the final tally, with an average donation of $102 from a total of 58,407 individual contributors.

Update (Jan 3, 2008, 12:59 am Central):
This great video captures the enthusiasm of the day.

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