I think it actually took a few hours into Tuesday morning to get him down off the damn mountain, but 488 supporters of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson raised nearly $61,000 in a week. The original goal was $29,035, which was met easily in a couple of days, and then doubled in a challenge to $58,070 ($1 for each foot up and down Mount Everest).
With Federal matching funds, this becomes nearly $122,000.
Yeah, I know that President Obama and Governor Romney are raising hundreds of millions of dollars.
I know that Ron Paul raised something like $38-40 million this year.
So you can look at this as peanuts if you like, or you can look at this as a start in the right direction, the direction of building an actual third party with ballot access across the nation, and a team to go with it.
That's how I see it, and, yes, I was one of the 488 donors.
By the way, since I started writing this post, the number of donors is up to 489.