"life lessons", campaign contributors, campaign funding legislation, dinner, email, fundraising, obama
Posted here today is a word-for-word copy of an email I received yesterday from the President of the United State – Barack Obama. (including the content warning!) I have no idea how I gained the honor of joining his email list, but … hahaha ENJOY ~ if you can!
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I’ve set aside time for four supporters like you to join me for dinner.
Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests.
We didn’t get here doing that, and we’re not going to start now. We’re running a different kind of campaign. We don’t take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs — we never have, and we never will.
We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford — and I want to spend time with a few of you.
So if you make a donation today, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner. Please donate $5 or more today:
We’ll pay for your flight and the dinner — all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.
This won’t be a formal affair. It’s the kind of casual meal among friends that I don’t get to have as often as I’d like anymore, so I hope you’ll consider joining me.
But I’m not asking you to donate today just so you’ll be entered for a chance to meet me. I’m asking you to say you believe in the kind of politics that gives people like you a seat at the table — whether it’s the dinner table with me or the table where decisions are made about what kind of country we want to be.
It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.
Please make a donation of $5 or more today, and we’ll throw your name in the hat for the upcoming dinner:
I’ve said before that I want people like you to shape this campaign from the very beginning — and this is a chance for four people to share their ideas directly with me.
Hope to see you soon,
“Please make a donation of $5 or more today … but We’ll pay for your flight and the dinner” Who will pay? Taxpayers or Obama’s Hollywood elite backers or who, Mr President? Hmmm I wonder! … Even though we already know this campaign has been and will continue to be the most expensive accomplishment of his life! I don’t think my $5 will help!
My friends, I received a follow-up email today. Here are the word-for-word contents:
I’ve worked for President Obama for almost five years — but I’ve never actually sat down for dinner with him.
That’s why I’m excited about (and maybe a little jealous of) the opportunity you have to join the President for dinner. He’s going to sit down and swap stories over a meal with four supporters, and you could be one of them.
You should really give this a shot. Donate $5 or more today to be automatically entered for the chance to sit down for dinner with the President:
This isn’t going to be a formal affair or a banquet for hundreds of guests.
It’s just you, three other supporters, and President Obama, sitting down together for an evening among friends.
It’s not often you get to talk to the President one on one about your hopes for the country and your ideas for this campaign. So I hope you’ll put your name in the running.
Donate $5 or more today, and you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to claim your seat the table:
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
The audacity of this man amazes me … just saying …