Story from The Politico:
A one-day fundraising drive billed as the second â€œmoney bombâ€ for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul appears to be falling well short of its target â€” at least partly because of a dispute among his zealous base of online supporters.
The goal of the drive â€” patterned after the original money bomb that turned the Texas congressman from â€œRon who?â€ to a surprise factor in the race â€” was to raise $2.5 million Friday.
But on the eve of the second bomb, pledges totaled only $230,000 â€” less than 10 percent of the goal â€” apparently because many Paul supporters were more enthusiastic about another haul planned for Dec. 16.
Apparently all is not well among the Paul supporters. I think the argument is now over who can be more fanatical and too many non-campaign fund raisers are spoiling the pot.
At this point, the money bomb is just a bomb.
Has Ron Paul’s support amongst the Paulbots begun to wane?
Bifurcation, see comments.