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    Check Out the Demographics of Ron Paul Supporters

    White Male Entrepreneurs who want grazing rights on BLM land at, well, "government prices" and "educated" dumbfucks.

    Inside Ron Paul Nation
    by Patrick Ruffini :: October 15th, 2007 10:23 pm

    Ron Paul’s supporters have provided a measure of radical transparency into his fundraising that would make most political operatives suffer heart failure. Going well beyond the now-passe end-of-quarter fundraising “bat,” the Paul campaign has set a public goal of $12 million raised for the quarter, posting their current total live on the homepage and including the names and hometowns of donors. If a donation comes in while you’re on the site, you’ll see it update live.

    As if this weren’t bold enough, RonPaulGraphs.com has taken it a step further. Using the live data feed that powers the graphic, the site publishes an impressive array of analytics including a minute-by-minute view of donations and projected totals for the month and quarter.

    But that’s not all.

    The script also captures the name and hometown information for most online donors. A quick analysis of this data gives us the most revealing look yet at
    who Ron Paul’s donors actually are.

    First off, I took the state-by-state breakdown of donors and plugged into an Excel sheet, using it to produce donor-per-capita numbers for each state. Using this data, I created this map.

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/...408652ab04.jpg

    This really is a Western movement, with some of the Northeast thrown in. Basically, these are the places where you would expect libertarians to be strong. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a data set this good about the state-by-state strength of libertarianism. And the data gets more reliable every day .

    The Paul movement is weakest in the Deep South and the Ohio River Valley. Ohio (and surprisingly New York) are Paul’s weakest big states.

    The differences are also fairly dramatic. One is 4 times more likely to be a Ron Paul donor in Nevada than in Mississippi. And more than twice as likely in blue Washington state than in blue New York. Alaska and Hawaii, which are not on the map, would also be colored the darkest shade of red.

    Oh, and by the way, on the names…

    Though not exhaustive, I did go through the last 200 names. A whopping 83% of donors were men, 14.5% were women, and 2.5% I couldn’t determine from the name.

    [My Add: How many of those 83% are White Men ya' think?]

    http://www.patrickruffini.com/2007/1...n-paul-nation/

    Election 2008
    Ron Paul Takes Campaign on the Road

    by Robert Smith

    Listen Now [50 sec] add to playlist

    Morning Edition, November 8, 2007 · Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a maverick Republican, set a one-day Internet fundraising record after raking in $4.3 million. Many consider his presidential hopes a long shot but Paul is taking his Web-fueled campaign on the road.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=16105378

    Paul’s third-quarter financial disclosure report is sprinkled with supporters whose self-descriptions of their occupations are unusual, to say the least. Wade Talkington of Panama City, Fla., who donated $1,000 to Paul, lists his occupation as “tax slave to the Federal Govt.” Erik Hovden of Olalla, Wash., is the “Head slacker in Chg” at Simpson LLC, and housewife Pamela Schuberg of Moorpark, Calif., a $2,300 donor, lists her employer as “our children.”

    Donald Cowles lists himself as self-employed and his occupation as simply “Capitalist.” On the opposite end, David Cameron of San Jose, Calif., lists his employer as “Looking for Work” and his job as “Unemployed.” Still, Cameron has given a total of $1,900 to the campaign.

    Griswold Draz of Wellfleet, Mass., a $500 donor, is a self-described “curmudgeon,” and Andrew Maul of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a “Citizen Fighting Tyranny.” Others are more coy. James Harper of Vancouver, Wash., a $600 donor, offered “guess? Wink ” as his occupation.

    Starchild, a San Francisco-based escort and exotic dancer who ended up on Paul’s list as “Star Child,” contributed $300.
    http://stoptheaclu.com/archives/2007...n-paul-donors/

    Ron Paul's Donor Problem

    The Lone Star Times has found an embarrassing donation in the Ron Paul records. The new husband of David Duke’s ex-wife Chloe and a supremacist in his own right gave $500 to Paul’s campaign, which reignited a past controversy of an earlier Paul campaign. It also calls into question just how much responsibility a candidate has for its donors.
    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/...ves/015502.php
    "It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness."

    -Karl Marx's 1859 Preface to the Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

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    love to see that at more detail

    So your map shows an irrelevant republican fringe that is
    only relevant as their ideology is more coherent than anything
    else in politics - including the leftist anti-corporatist claptrap without
    any alternative to the very corporatism railed on about - no plan, just talk.

    the image -edited out is this: - link broken purposely per threatening post from clamour:
    wwww.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/elections/Multiyear3.gif

    At least Ron Paul is putting forward a coherent approach to
    empower the individual liberty.

    *there you go, chlamor - no images to disrupt your convenient conclusions*

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    Please remove your image

    or find a scaled down version. You ruined the frame of the post. That would be called major disruption.

    If you won't remove it I'll ask the mods to do so. Thanks.

    Afterwards we can expand upon your comments.
    "It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness."

    -Karl Marx's 1859 Preface to the Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

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    Thanx

    What do you mean by "Individual Liberty?" Please expand.

    Could you speak in greater detail about this "coherent political ideology" which you allude to? I've read hundreds of your posts and have yet to see you discuss political ideology so I'm interested.

    Lastly:
    Do you refute the demographics and the map and if so do you have any counter studies to back your claims?
    "It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness."

    -Karl Marx's 1859 Preface to the Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

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    as I've suspected

    Paul supporters are pissed off white guys who would rather blame "gummint" for their woes than the collusion of their GOP elected officials with corporate 'murrika.


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    Every supporter of Dr. Paul's that I...

    personally interact with, on almost a daily basis, supports Dr. Paul because he'll:

    1) bring most of our imperialist representatives in uniform (AKA the military) home from their overseas stations;

    2) restore our civil liberties (to include efforting to repeal the Patriot Act);

    3) cease the unjust and racist war on drugs;

    4) return the current Monopoly monetary system to one that is based on tangible assets; and,

    5) reduce federal government intervention to comply with the constraints of the Constitution.

    To name just some.

    How many supporters of Dr. Paul do you interact with that leads you to form the conclusion that "Paul supporters are pissed off white guys who would rather blame 'gummint' for their woes than the collusion of their GOP elected officials with corporate 'murrika"?

    That certainly hasn't been my personal experience. Has it been yours?

    AE

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    I'm hoping that...

    Howard Dean is right:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTlzKAKm5mo

    That's where Dr. Paul is strongest.

    AE

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