Saturday, December 15, 2007
RON PAUL BLIMP
Anti-war Republican Ron Paul has been very creative in fund raising methods. On Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, he raised $4.5 million dollars for his campaign. Now he is renting a 200-foot blimp for $350 thousand a month to carry his message in the sky. It was scheduled to commemorate another event, the Boston Tea Party, by dropping tea into Boston Harbor, but instead it will be flying in North and South Carolina this weekend.
We can’t help but admire Dr. Paul’s creativity as well as his success in fund raising. Democratic candidate Dr. Carl Perrin would love to be able to rent a blimp, but he’s about $349 thousand short of one month’s rent. Instead he is asking his supporters to get helium balloons and print his name on them. Then let them fly over the early-primary states.