Anymore, it feels like we have to throw Ron Paul in the talk about Republicans. Paul’s hardly been seen at events in Iowa. But there’s no doubt he’s becoming an Internet sensation (although, I can still hear his supporters screaming to us in Ames during the Iowa Straw Poll, “We’re not just the Internet. We’re not just the Internet.”
But the Internet is helping his raise a ridiculous amount of money. As I write this at 7:45pm, his campaign website claims to have raised $3.6 million today alone and nearly $16.5 million during the 4th quarter. Unless Romney cuts himself another personal check, it’s hard to imagine another candidate reaching Paul’s total this period.