Ron Paul may be trailing significantly in the polls, but he’s got one thing going for him – the dude can raise money. And lots of it!
Paul’s supporters raised an astonishing $6 million through online contributions yesterday, the largest single day amount in U.S. political history. That infusion brings Paul’s fourth-quarter total over $18 million – more than any other candidate running for the GOP nomination.
The fund-raising campaign was scheduled on the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Paul supporters in Boston even staged a reenactment of the historic event where colonists boarded a British ship and dumped chests of tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of high taxes.
It will be interesting to see if Paul will be able to capitalize on this weekend’s “money bomb.” Hopefully – for Paul’s supporters – he can quickly turn those dollars into primary votes. According to most polls he has yet to climb out of the single digits with primaries beginning in just over two weeks.