FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION REPORTS AS OF JAN. 31, 2008:
Total Military Donations for entire 2008 Presidential Election
Pro War candidates:
McCain: $79,597; 413 donors
Romney: $29,250; 140 donors
Huckabee: $24,562; 94 donors
Total: $133,409; 649 donors
"Anti-War" Candidates (anti in quotations because Clinton voted yes to Iraq War authorization, Obama has voted yes for multiple Iraq War funding bills, and neither endorses immediate withdrawal)
Obama: $81,037; 466 donors
Clinton: $49,523; 181 donors
Total: $130,560; 647 donors
And then there's Ron Paul, the lone immediate withdrawal advocate, last man standing to vote against the authorization and every Iraq war funding bill that has come through Congress, where does he stand?
$286,764; 1349 donors
All remaining candidates combined:
$263,969; 1294 donors
What??! More than all remaining candidates combined?? In both categories??
Oddly enough, the supposedly anti-war liberal left members of the media have not bothered to mention this.
The most shocking aspect is that Clinton and Obama together have raised nearly 8 times what Paul has, an astounding $217 million! And yet with no celebrity endorsements like Oprah or former president Clinton, only 13% of their fundraising power, and not even a tenth of their press coverage, he manages to crush their combined military numbers by over double.
I guess his assessment of the war and foreign policy is making sense to the people that actually understand it. Go figure!
Liberals, you are free to post your explanations now.