The Fight is on!
Rand Paul's grassroots "money bomb" fundraiser has already raised over one hundred thousand dollars today to counter Trey Grayson's Washington establishment fundraiser, and it's not even 2:00 here in Middle America!
Perhaps more exciting- he is within striking distance of putting his entire campaign's total above one million. Please visit RandPaul2010.com, and help make $1 million a reality.
It would be excellent if he could announce that on Fox Business Channel with Neil Cavuto in just three hours at 6 pm Eastern.
Courtesy of RandPaulGraphs.
Here is a rousing e-mail sent out by the Rand Paul campaign. It's almost poetic:
Friends in Liberty,
Something big is going on in our country. Something very big. And it's happening right now.
Imagine, if you will, the senators who voted for the 2008 bailout. They pulled off the greatest robbery in history, and were so powerful that not only did they keep their positions; they were able to run off some of the few principled men who stood up against them! Over the protestation of the overwhelming majority of Americans, they transferred the wealth of an already struggling people to failed businesses on behalf of their favorite donors and lobbyists. They ignored the basic foundation of our Constitutional Republic: that each individual has a right to keep the fruits of their labor, and that the protection of liberty and property is the very reason our people once prospered as had no others in the history of the world.
At 12:00 A.M., September 23rd, seventeen of these senators reposed comfortably in their beds. All was proceeding according to their plan. Later today, they will hold a fundraiser in D.C. for a senate candidate they believe they can trust to fall into step with the political machine, and aid the next "bipartisan solutions" to increase their power at the taxpayers' expense. Their lobbyists will be paying $500 a plate to see this outcome through, but the senators don't really need to worry about the exact details. That's what they have aides for. Now, it seems, is the time for rest.
Little did they realize that the forces of liberty do not sleep! They have found new hope: an eye-surgeon from Bowling Green, who unwearyingly champions the Constitution and our founding ideals. In the wee hours of the morning, the people have risen up against theft and corruption in Washington. Since midnight, hundreds of patriots have donated over $50,000 to a man they believe can resist political influences and truly represent them in the United States Senate.
Not content to let the slumbering D.C. elite decide our elections, many ordinary people were up before dawn, donating $10, $20, $50 or whatever they could spare toward the restoration of freedom in our country. The time is right, the goal is clear - will you join them?
Can a true constitutionalist who refuses to play the political game and pander for votes win one of the highest offices in the land? Can We The People out raise the D.C. Establishment? A victory here will show our message can win, and send the fire of liberty sweeping across the land as it did at our nation’s founding. The ideals of individual liberty move inexorably toward a clash with prevalent ideals of central control. Kentucky is in the spotlight, and the nation holds its breath.
"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy."