Prediction: Ron Paul’s 10M Fund Raising Hack will Backfire

The Ron Paul campaign is trying to take in $10M in one single day.

Which is an impressive goal and I think they have a good chance of pulling it off.

If they succeed it will be the single biggest day of campaign contributions in US history.

The problem? Their huge political win is going to be mired due to Neocon criticism that Ron Paul is endorsing terrorism against the US government.

Why? November 5th is the day of the Gunpowder Plot:

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was a failed attempt by a group of provincial English Catholics to kill King James I of England, his family, and most of the Protestant aristocracy in a single attack by blowing up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening. The conspirators had then planned to abduct the royal children, (who were Protestant) not present in Parliament, and incite a revolt in the Midlands.

The recent film V for Vendetta made numerous references to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

They’re not ignorant of this fact. On their site they use a poorly worded poem on the subject:

Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
The Patriot Money Bomb Plot …

The Neocons are anything but stupid. They’re going to make this connection and go on the offensive.

Mark my words. You heard it here first!

  1. loopyloo350

    Perhaps Ron Paul will be underestimated and dismissed once again. The GOP needs a revolution anyway. loopyloo350

  2. odiscounts

    November 5th, “Guy Fawkes Day” is a holiday celebrating the day the gunpowder plot was FOILED.

    The poem you mention is a poem in condemnation of the gunpowder plot, here is the whole thing:

    Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
    I know of no reason
    Why Gunpowder Treason
    Should ever be forgot.
    Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
    To blow up King and Parli’ment.
    Three-score barrels of powder below
    To prove old England’s overthrow;
    By God’s providence he was catch’d
    With a dark lantern and burning match.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

    Hardly endorsing terrorism, quite the opposite.

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