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RudysReadingList.com vs. TeaParty07.com – let the market decide

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Yesterday the letter from the campaign was forwarded to me several hundred times with each email beginning with some idea of what we should do. Most all of the letters fell into two camps. One was the “lets donate now” camp and the other was the “don’t change the Tea Party!” camp.

Personally I think we can do both. We can mass donate on the 30th (see http://www.RudysReadingList.com) and create another media blitz. Because TeaParty07.com is in place we can direct the traffic and attention from the RudysReadingList.com blitz into TeaParty07.com.

Some people can only afford to donate once and we’ll lose them if they donate on the 30th, but the buzz we create should bring in enough Ron Paul supporters to fill the missing donors. So, after the 30th we simply pick things up and move forward with the TeaParty. That’s a win/win and I would love to see that happen.


However- the true, best and really only way to deal with this is just to “let the market decide”. For all of you who say, “We should only have the Tea Party day!”. You want to force all the people who want to donate sooner to your will. That’s not right. And for all of you who say, “We should all donate now!”. You want to force all those who want to save and donate to the Tea Party to your will, and that’s not right.

So the only real solution is the most simple. Put both sites out there and let the market decide. Maybe both days will be successful, maybe only one. That’s up to the collective conscious now. I can’t tell you what to do because when I do half of you get angry with me, and if I change my mind to satisfy the other side then then once again half of you get angry with me.

So there we have it, both sites are up (I’m adding graphics and banners for http://www.RudysReadingList.com shortly) and you can promote both, one or none. It’s all up to you and that’s the way it has been and should be.

In the end I think we have to admit.. it would be best if we could make both events hugely successful. There can be no complaints with winning twice. But again- it is what it is and will be what it will be. It’s up to you now..


Some are asking why is the theme for the November 30th donation day RudysReadingList.com?

This was chosen because it reflects one of Ron Paul’s campaign positions, it is an attack against the “front runner” and because of all the objections to Ron Paul held within the current republican base the stance on the war is the strongest. If we can change their minds about the war on terror I think Ron Paul will win.

If you are interested in donating on November 30th please visit http://www.RudysReadingList.com and make your pledge.

Written by General

November 22, 2007 at 6:52 am

Posted in events

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  1. Very well said!! And a great solution!


    November 22, 2007 at 8:31 am

  2. I think it’s a great idea to have both. Ron Paul’s campaign needs the money now and December 16th is still 3 weeks away. I will donate both dates and naturally, those that can afford to, will do the same.

    Only Ron Paul and the collective efforts by We The People can make a difference for our country. God Bless Ron Paul and God Bless We The People that make up this great country!

    Fed Up

    November 22, 2007 at 7:53 pm

  3. Everyone should donate what they can on the 30th. We have 16 days after that to save up for the Tea Party (that’s $6.25 per day 😉 ).


    November 23, 2007 at 5:18 am

  4. I’ll be donating to both.

    Thanks folks for a great job.

    Luckie McDonald

    Luckie McDonald

    November 23, 2007 at 5:42 am

  5. You are doing a great job. I will be donating on both days. My goal is to donate the whole $2300 total before the 31st. We need to win, that is the bottom line. I don’t know what it will take. I am going around to my neighbors with Ron Paul DVD’s. I have printed out the mail-in donation forms and am asking for donations. They can pay by a CC on the form without going online.


    Kevin Courtois

    November 23, 2007 at 5:39 pm

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