Some Inside-The-Beltway organizations also stayed up late. But they were preparing the fund-raising appeals that I got in my email inbox Wednesday—even though they had nothing to do with Dr. Brat’s victory!
Perhaps because I missed this apparent opportunity—or perhaps (our advisers say) because I had expressed relief that we were within $3,000 of our $30,000 target—our fundraising drive promptly stalled again.
We are still about $1,000 short.
Most of our donors give online. But it’s possible we may make it up as checks snail in.
And I don’t regret spending Tuesday night the way we did. VDARE.com is committed to ideas—and Dr. Brat’s victory proves that, in the end, ideas matter more than campaign contributions.
I don’t even resent…I mean, really resent…the Inside-The-Beltway operations swooping in.
I’d rather they have the money than a lot of politicians I could name.
Speaking of which, like many others I am fascinated by the revelation that the Cantor campaign spent $168,000 on meals in steakhouses—more that the Brat campaign’s entire budget. And about a third of VDARE.com’s annual expenditures.
They weren’t even steakhouses in Cantor’s district—they were in Washington D.C.
He wasn’t motivating campaign workers—he was feeding fatcats (and campaign consultants).
I really believe that this campaign consultant curse is a bubble. It will burst soon.
Campaigns will become cheaper. Ideas will be recognized as more important.
One of those ideas: patriotic immigration reform—to begin with, an immigration moratorium—is essential for the survival of America.
Meanwhile, I really want to thank all VDARE.com readers who have contributed (especially the thirteen donors who gave in the last two days—you know who you are!).
I sincerely believe that your donations are dramatically leveraged in terms of impact on public debate.
I absolutely know that they are the acts of patriots.
And (our advisors hate this sort of soft sell) if anyone reading this feels moved to get us to that $30,000 target,
I’ll be most grateful.
WE MADE IT, AND I AM GRATEFUL.