Schiff Supporters Prepare Money Bomb

According to his website, Peter Schiff has raised $465,000 or so since July 14th. And yet he wants more!

Tomorrow his supporters are holding a “money bomb” for Schiff, the kind that raised eye-popping amounts for Ron Paul during the 2008 Republican primary.

They’re calling it, and I kid you not, the Schiffathon. According to that site, over 6,700 pledges of $100 have been made for tomorrow’s fundraiser. That means…

[does the math]

Woah. Something to keep an eye on, definitely.

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18 responses to “Schiff Supporters Prepare Money Bomb

  1. They’re calling it the Schiffathon, eh? The next linguistic step based on current trends would seem to be the creation of the verb “to Schiff.” I guess the definition depends on the success of the candidate.

  2. at… hahaha… the definition will be interesting. One thing to consider with Schiff… if he can raise money like Ron Paul… Schiff has an advantage… he knows the sound bit… Ron Paul – as much as I love the man – is too kind and gentle. He needed to be much more aggressive. Schiff isn’t particularly aggressive, but he’s fast on his feet.

    I still don’t see how he wins the GOP nomination. But if he does, Dodd could definitely lose to him because Schiff would likely tear up Dodd during the debates… even if his ideas are radical.

    Still cheering for Sammy though! And I still think he’s doing what he needs to do… RTCs, gun clubs, etc.

  3. GC… you’re gonna have to tell everyone about your old middle school principal… also… Brenda asked me if she got moderated permanently here?

  4. I’m only a college student but I saved up for this and I am donating $250.
    Get ’em, Peter.

  5. $480,000 as of 1:08am

    Would be kinda funny if he raised $5,000,000 in one day. Team Dodd would have to start rethinking their plan. And there’s really only two members of Team Paul who are going to motivate “the base” this fall – Peter Schiff and Rand Paul, son of Ron… running for the open GOP primary in KY (Bunning out). With only two candidates making big headlines this fall… and Ron Paul raising $30,000,000 in six months in Q4 07 and Q1 08… and Ron Paul having grown his base since then… it wouldn’t surprise me in the least bit to see Team Paul donate $20 million to these two guys by Q1 ’10.

    If Schiff raises $10 million (without lifting a finger) by January 2010… and if Dodd’s numbers continue to sink against even the radical, Schiff… what’s Dodd’s drop-dead date on leaving the race?

    Bloomie really could step in until the ballots are printed and win against anyone. I think that’s September… for the absentee ballots.

  6. AndersonScooper

    Ohmigod, if Schiff ran as an Independent, he might actually win in a 3-way race.

    But what makes the Paul-ites believe he could win the CT GOP nomination in a contest against a Jim Baker-insider like Tom Foley?

    Sound and fury, signifying nothing…

  7. But what makes the Paul-ites believe he could win the CT GOP nomination in a contest against a Jim Baker-insider like Tom Foley?

    When we started the Ron Paul campaign in Connecticut we had 6 months to work with, no network of activists, and no idea what we were doing for more than half of that 6 months. There was zero direction from the national campaign until mid-October and even then we didn’t get any help at all. The vast majority of us had never been involved in a campaign before. The first day in New Haven County was just 7 or 8 people in a bar going ‘OK. We’re here and we have to do something. Now what?” Tim White was there. He tried to give us some direction, but we were really just stumbling along until about a month or two before the election. There were three counties where literally nothing at all happened until less than a month before the election. By then it was to late to do much.

    We know what we have to do now. We have some experience. We have a network of hundreds of activists across Connecticut who are willing to get out and do the grunt work. There are hundreds more in the surrounding states who I wouldn’t be surprised to see lend a hand. We have all of the financial resources and creative talent of Ron Paul Nation focused on just two states. And we have a year to get things done. We’ve already got things in the works.

    Based on what Foley did in Iraq, it looks like he is either a crook or incompetent. My guess is the former. His support will vanish as we get closer to the election and the spotlights are turned on him.

  8. I also explained a startup, grassroots campaign back in January at the coffee shop in Newington… thinking you weren’t there JP, right?

    If you get 200 people out on street corners waving signs, writing LTTEs, etc… the MSM will notice it (on their drive to work) and there would be something of a multiplier effect. Schiff could get the name recognition fairly easily. Plus it would demonstrate to voters that others are extremely excited about him… so maybe there’s something worth learning about him.

    But Schiff’s views need to reconcile with those of the party on:

    1) guns,
    2) Roe,
    3) foreign policy,
    4) war policy,
    5) fiscal policy…

    Among other issues.

    IMO, the single most important issue is monetary policy. But for Schiff to win on that, he’s going to need hours and hours of personal time of every likely GOP primary voter in CT. And that is a HUGE undertaking.

    Beyond that, I can guess where Schiff is on the above issues… but I really don’t know. And frankly, due to his voting record… Sam Caligiuri will not lose the Roe vote… and that’s a large part of likely GOP primary voters.

  9. moderated?! I didn’t use the dreaded s0c1al1st word!

  10. JP… add me on facebook sometime… Tim White New Haven oughta find me. I can’t find your email address or remember how to spell your last name.

  11. Peter knows what he’s doing. He will run his campaign almost exclusively on the subject of the economy. He can juxtapose his correct predictions with Dodd’s complicity in the meltdown.

  12. Pete,

    Get out and save these poor people the money. I listened to your poll and while I like your ideas, you do not stand for CT. Your policy of cutting defense spending will bankrupt this state. Simmons knows what’s best for CT. Also, you Paul people were the rudest group at the CT straw poll for the Republican Presidential Primary. I’m all for supporting your candidate but booing a former US Governor off the stage and interrupting an individual who was essentially thrown to the wolves and had about 4 people helping him by shouting over him was bush league stuff I would expect form the former Farrell/current Himes teams (which I have always considered the most classless). Tell Peter’s supporters to save their hard earned money and get out, he can’t win the nomination, much less a general. Schiff will make Dodd look like a hero.

  13. I’m only a college student but I saved up for this and I am donating $250.Get ‘em, Peter.

    I know you want to support Schiff and all, and while I don’t know your financial situation, I’m sure Schiff has a lot more money than you. Give $100 to Schiff. Then take the other $150, and spend $75 to take two girls out to dinner (on different evenings). Since you’re a college student, you’re probably not of drinking age, so $75 should cover dinner at a nice restaurant. At dinner, convince the girls why Schiff is such a great candidate. So you’ll still be helping out Schiff, and you’ll be having a good time!

  14. Schiff is one fascinating guy. Cafero’s nod to Simmons reminds all of us it will be hard to gain the nomination as an outsider. But he will certainly make this race more entertaining (Rob S. is not exactly Mr. Charisma, for example), and his economic rhetoric will focus the debate exactly where it needs to be, in my opinion.

  15. GMR,

    You make great points.

  16. I know you want to support Schiff and all, and while I don’t know your financial situation, I’m sure Schiff has a lot more money than you. Give $100 to Schiff. Then take the other $150, and spend $75 to take two girls out to dinner (on different evenings). Since you’re a college student, you’re probably not of drinking age, so $75 should cover dinner at a nice restaurant. At dinner, convince the girls why Schiff is such a great candidate. So you’ll still be helping out Schiff, and you’ll be having a good time!

    You make a strong case.. haha.

  17. Also, you Paul people were the rudest group at the CT straw poll for the Republican Presidential Primary. I’m all for supporting your candidate but booing a former US Governor off the stage and interrupting an individual who was essentially thrown to the wolves and had about 4 people helping him by shouting over him was bush league stuff

    If you’re going to lie, make sure there isn’t a video of the event still on the internet. No one was booed off the stage at the Republican Straw Poll. A few people briefly booed the McCain speaker, but that was very quickly suppressed by other Paul supporters. Former Gov. Swift continued her speech afterwards. I have no idea who the ‘him’ you are referring to is. There were no other interuptions.

  18. Peter Schiff just passed the 750,000 mark, beating Rob Simmons 3-month record-breaking total in less than a month for an undeclared candidacy.

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