A recent glance at the Ron Paul blimp website shows that they have gathered over $500,000 in pledges which far exceeds their goal of raising $350,000 to fund the blimp’s flight. This is sure to be amazing publicity for the Ron Paul campaign.
According to the website “this will be the first ever presidential candidate in history to have a blimp with their name on it AND it will have been funded entirely by grass roots supporters.” The blimp will be procured for
one month’s time (100 flight hours) and begin its flight in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. From there the course hasn’t been set in stone yet, although a trip along East Coast cities seems likely. They are also holding a raffle to allow some of the donors to fly in the blimp with them.
A Youtube video advertisement for the blimp declares the money needed to be raised to December 1st (which it has), and that it we can expect it to fly over major events like the Super Bowl, although this will probably have to be a
different blimp since this one likely won’t have time to make it there.
Wherever and whenever the Ron Paul blimp actually takes flight, it is sure to turn heads and translate into more money and votes for Ron Paul.
Update 12.14.07 : The blimp has launched from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Live feeds of the blimp can viewed at Ron Paul blimp.com along with a map of it’s current location. Also be sure to check the Ron Paul Blimp Blog for up to date photos and info about the flight.
Update 12.12.07: At Ron Paul blimp.com the website has now been updated to accept donations for ‘advertising time’, and the blimp is set to launch December 14th from Elizabeth City, NC. after some delays due to weather and acquiring artwork. Supporters are encouraged to attend the launch.
Update 12.03.07: A flight plan has been solidified for the blimp and any and every question one might have about the blimp is now answered on their website.