I need to know, are you with me?
We are 783 contributions from our 3rd Quarter online fundraising goal. We must reach this goal.
As I said yesterday in my email, we aren't going to raise a bunch of money. What we want to raise is a bunch of support for our ideas. Ames, Iowa proved that we could be outspent and out raised and still turn folks out to the polls.
That said we must reach our fundraising goal before midnight September 30 if we are going to be prepared for launching a grassroots effort in key states beginning October 1.
If you have already made a contribution I ask that you do so again. If everyone that has made a contribution since the Ames Straw Poll contributed again, we would surge past our goal. So please consider making another contribution before midnight on Sept. 30.
I will be participating in the PBS Debate in Baltimore later tonight. I encourage you watch it on PBS or by webcast on www.PBS.org. Unfortunately you won't hear from Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain as they have decided not to participate in tonight's debate. Newt Gingrich called their absence "fundamentally wrong" and I agree. Another opportunity missed by the Republican Party's so-called "top tier" to address voters.
I will have another update on our fundraising progress soon.
With deep gratitude,