It looks like the win a dinner date with the President fundraising effort isn’t going too swimmingly. I received a desperate sounding email yesterday from Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, informing me that the dinner date sweepstakes released earlier this week is no joke! Yes, you really can have the opportunity to have dinner with Obama if you just donate $5. When I first learned of the effort I thought it would be a hit. I mean, what crazy-eyed liberal wouldn’t fork over 5 bucks for a chance to win a dinner date with Dear Leader? Apparently not many given the pleading of Mr. Messina to pretty please donate $5. The fundraising effort itself is a sad and pathetic thing and the follow-up beg takes it to a whole new level of desperation.
On a side note, I laughed out loud when I got to the part where Mr. Messina says that Obama has “has very little time to spend on anything related to the campaign.” Exhibit 1,434,758 that Obama thinks we are stupid. Oh, and the grassroots funding commentary is good for a chuckle too.
Yeah, think I’ll pass on dinner with Obama. I’ll stay home and cook me up a big ole batch of fries instead.
|Friend –You got an email from the President a couple days ago, inviting you to sit down to dinner with him.I know some people might think this is just some kind of trick or something. It’s not.The fact is that someday soon, four people reading this note right now will be on a plane to have dinner with President Obama in Washington, or Chicago, or wherever he might be that day.
Think about that for a second. The four people who win will sit down with the President of the United States of America — not for a two-minute photo-op or a quick meet-and-greet, but for a private meal with face-to-face conversation. That’s just not something too many people will ever get to do.
The President obviously has very little time to spend on anything related to the campaign. And this is how he chooses to spend it — having real, substantive conversations with people like you.
This is really something you should be a part of.
Worst-case scenario: you don’t get selected. But if you donate, you’ll have pitched in to support an organization that’s funded at the grassroots level by folks across the country — not Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs. You’ll have given this campaign a boost, however small, to hire organizers, open offices, and build our organization this fall so it’s ready for the hard work ahead of us.
And best-case scenario, you’ll find yourself sitting across the dinner table from President Obama.