Watch Mary Snow's report about Rep. Ron Paul's third quarter fundraising total.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, brought in $5 million in contributions to his presidential campaign during the third quarter of this year. Doesn't sound impressive compared to what some other 2008 White House hopefuls have raised? Mary Snow explains why the $5 million raised by Paul may have surprised some political pundits and some of Paul's rivals for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
Abraham Lincoln was somewhat gangly and awkward, and had what was described as an unremarkable speaking voice. He did not seem at first to have exceptional leadership qualities. But he was honest, respected the Constitution, and came along at just the right time in our history to reunite a divided nation.
I believe that Ron Paul has come along at a time when our nation is once again fiercely divided – not between north and south states, but this time between red and blue states. The Civil War was fought, in part, to end human slavery in this country, yet we now find ourselves trapped in another kind of slavery – this time to the federal government... working several months each year to pay our burdensome federal taxes which, used for many unconstitutional expenditures.
Although military conflict was necessary to resolve the Civil War, we thankfully now have the ability to make a peaceful course-correction by choosing to reject the deceitful politicians who swear to uphold the Constitution and then violate it.
I think that it is time for us to seriously consider the value of voting for statesmen (and women) like Ron Paul and reject the destructive politics of the recent past.