Comments From Iowa
Posted by nytexan on August 11, 2007
Below are some comments from Iowa regarding the straw poll and money spent. The comments that are posted are by permission from the authors and unedited. Also one of the authors, a Ron Paul supporter, has a very well done page www.spirit76.org
Looks like Romney finished 5,000 votes less then expected.
Spent $2,200 per vote.
Ron Paul spent $200 per vote.
Ron Paul’s message 10 times more powerful?
by: Torchbearer @ Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 20:53:30 PM CDT
Talking to someone who organizes “Get out the vote efforts”
As a campaign consultant, I know that money equals votes… Romney doesn’t provide bus rides and tickets…. romney doesn’t finish first. Ron Paul supporters provided their own way… and only 800 could have recieved free tickets.
Were there any Romney supporters left in the building to hear the results? No.
The place was filled with Ron Paul signs. Who has real support? Who has paid support? Who has more devotion, a patriot or a mercenary?
The mercenaries left… the patriots hung around.
by: Torchbearer @ Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 21:03:43 PM CDT
Actually, when you subtract Romney’s debts and the millions of dollars he has “loaned” his own campaign, he’s about on par with Ron Paul in terms of dollars in the bank.
by: Spirit of ’76 @ Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 21:15:35 PM CDT
I’ve seen the numbers, and my mind is sound.
I’ve seen the numbers.
At the end of the quarter, Romney had $12 million cash on hand. Of that, $6.5 million was his own money that he had “loaned” his own campaign, and can either choose to recoup from leftover funds at the end of the election season or “forgive” the debt to himself.
On top of that, he had millions of dollars of campaign debts to contractors and consultants, so all told his actual amount of cash on hand based on contributions (minus debts) is about on par with the $2.4 million Ron Paul raised.
Interestingly enough, Paul didn’t spend any of that $2.4 million during the quarter, instead spending only the roughly $500,000 that he started it with. That’s what I call fiscal conservatism.
But if you were blinded by Romney’s light show and jumbotron screens in his giant (bread and) circus tent today, that’s fine, I reckon. If you like that, just imagine how easily he’ll spend your tax money!
by: Spirit of ’76 @ Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 21:31:11 PM CDT
Ron Paul President
Ron Paul has a powerful message! He was only in Iowa a week. I think he done great! When he wins the presidency. I think Huckabee would be a good vice president
by: Sherry @ Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 21:31:39 PM CDT
OUR LAST HOPE
Habeas corpus is gone. The patriot act now being enforced. And by May of 2008 The National ID card will be enforced. For those of you that have not heard of the national ID card I suggest you research it! and research the patriot act! and what all it is about. Then think about all 3 together along with Nafta Put 2 and 2 together before it is to late. Go to you tube and put in candidates@google and look for Ron Pauls interview and listen to his views. Ron Paul is the only one talking about restoring Habeas Corpus and getting rid of the other two. When you watch the interview you will see he is a very sincere and intellgent man that knows what he is talking about.
by: Sherry @ Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 22:02:00 PM CDT