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Ron Paul Uses A Terrorist To Push For The White House

by | 6th, November 2007

YOU would have thought that allying yourself with a terrorist might not be the best way to run for the White House in 2008.

But for Ron Paul , the libertarian outsider competing in the Republican race, it earned him more than $4 million —in one day.

In one of the biggest fund-raising drives ever seen, Paul’s supporters used Guy Fawkes–or rather the V for Vendetta version of the Guy Fawkes tale–to appeal to the American people to donate $100 each on November 5.

The goal was to raise $10 million “for liberty,” “for freedom,” yada, yada, yada.

In the event, the one-day drive raised a little over $4 million. But that is still an impressive feat. According to the New York Times, Republican contender Mitt Romney’s best one-day total is $3.14 million . Hillary Clinton’s best is $6.2 million .

Paul is running the ultimate grassroots campaign.

His supporters swarm the internet, agitating and proselytizing. They became such a nuisance at the conservative blog RedState.com , that Redstate blogger Leon Wolfe warned everyone who had joined up in the past half year that they were not to “shill for Ron Paul in any way shape, form or fashion.”

“Unless you lack the self-awareness to understand just how annoying, time-consuming, and bandwidth-wasting responding to the same idiotic arguments from a bunch of liberals

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