I was just reading how Ron Paul raised 4.2 million in one day or maybe it was 2.4 million according to MSNBC which apparently doesn’t update their website very often. And the MSM wonders why readers flock to other sources for news…update your website MSNBC. And not to get too political, but I find it very odd that CNN doesn’t even carry this story on their homepage or their politics page. Is there a bigger story from yesterday in Politics?
I think this is a big story for all of business. Howard Dean started this during the last election (unfortunately, he got on national television and said he would get rid of the big media monopolies…so they took him down) and it’s amazing that Ron Paul of all people is the only one that was able to take what Dean did and expand on it. I don’t understand why this isn’t a bigger story, a candidate (fringe, long shot…whatever you want to call him) was able to raise 4.2 million dollars in 24 hours from about 37K different sources. Amazing! Leave the politics out of it and just think of it from a business sense. This is really the power of the internet.
Paul spokesman Jesse Benton said the effort began independently about two months ago at the hands of Paul’s backers. He said Paul picked up on the movement, mentioning in it speeches and interviews.
“It’s been kind of building up virally,” Benton said.
I think this also says something about how the little person can make a difference…this whole thing came about because Paul supporters organized and got the word out. This wasn’t planned by his staff. This model may start to be copied by other organizations…or rather it should.
Or maybe this has nothing to do with any of that and everything to do with this.