Monday, May 6, 2013

We're in the money...

While some choose to mock his entirely comfortable-looking summer wear because, well I have no idea why except maybe pettiness, the recent video put out by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has made a big announcement:


That is right, over a $1-million has been raised since Trudeau became leader... which was less than a month ago. That is a helluva lot of money for us, almost matching what some of our regular quarterly fundraising results are. That means in this quarter we could double our usual numbers, and suffice to say I think we know why. If I were to guess, by the end of this quarter we'll hit around the $3-million mark, which should put us quite a bit ahead of the NDP who continue to lag behind us in fundraising.

It still isn't enough, mind you, as the Conservatives continue to outspend us by at least 2-to-1, if not more. But this is a very good start indeed for our new leader, who I'm not afraid to say is an absolute cash cow. Hopefully we can keep up a consistent $2.5-million or more coming in, if we do then we know we've got a winner on our hands, not just a false messiah.

8 comments:

  1. Journalists are continuing to dig -- now there are even hints that they know something's amiss -- regarding the CONs unbelievable fundraising totals. That story that appeared 2-3 months ago, where people came forward and stated that, despite a record of such, they had not donated to Harper's army, is just the tip of the iceberg. Through all the in-and-out, EC spending infractions, the Cadman bribery attempt, and the minister who's in a byelection, we can clearly see that Harper has no ethics when it comes to fair-and-square. We must tar his duckish soldiers with the same feathers and out them. It will happen.
    It's great to see Liberals and Canadians responding positively to Justin's positive message. Here's hoping we can grow that because we're up against someone who can make new rules as he goes along, while breaking any that stand in his way.

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    1. I don't know about any of the allegations, as I do know the Conservative's fundraising strategy - getting that $10 from the little ol' grandma in Wetaskiwin on a weekly basis - is a very effective one. I wouldn't be surprised if the allegations were untrue, they do have a very formidable base and machine.

      Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if the allegations were true. This is a corrupt government, and Canadians have lived with it for too long. They can try and obscure it all they want, but the truth will out, right?

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    2. I think rockfish is alluding to a short controversy in Montreal. There were a bunch of $1000 tickets sold to a CPC fundraiser. When the EC donors lists came out, some enterprising reporter called listed donors who said they never contributed to the CPC. It was smothered pretty quick, because the responsible financial agent produced photocopies of cheques etc, and several donors replied' Oh yeah... That was the Conservative Party hosting that event?'
      I honestly do not think you need to look beyond some serious fundraising skills and excellent donor databases to explain the CPC success. I am fairly certain there are some shady practices around supposed charities and not for profits lending their donor lists, and improperly promoting a Party, but that stuff is impossible to prove, so may as well pretend it doesn't happen.

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  2. Fear and smear brings in the money from the angry and bitter Reform/Alliance base. Sooner or later, enough of them will be angry and bitter towards Stevie for not addressing their fringe issues, especially now that they have their lusted for majority (incidentally, that's about all they lust for). That's when we'll see another fringe faction leave the so-called Conservative party and the cycle of fracturing will begin anew. :-)

    The professional and active amateurish semi-professional malcontents are always, well, MALCONTENT. They will raise their ugly heads again. I just hope it's sooner rather than later.

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  3. Got a call from the party, they really want those recurring donations. Hopefully I'll be able to do just that. I've decided that the riding I'll send $5 is Calgary Northeast/Skyview and $5 to the national party.

    I always say I know what ridings we should target, so maybe it's time to put my money where my mouth is.

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    1. Just out of curiosity Ted, the last call I got from the LPC in the fall was from Keys Direct, the company that does the Green Partys telephone renewals and fundraising. I always thought it is a mistake for any Party to outsource such a simple operation when the 35% or so commission they pay could actually cover the costs of developing in-house capacity. Was it Keys direct who called you? If it was, you would know because they identify themselves in their introduction.

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    2. I've gotten some recent calls as well, they weren't from that company however.

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