Free Markets, Free People
Of all my years watching politics, this has got to be one of the most pathetic, ham-fisted, self-centered and stupid attempts to raise campaign cash I’ve ever seen. From the Obama/Biden campaign website:
Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy—so get started today.
Your special day? Screw your special day, make sure the president has the cash necessary for his special day.
Talk about a tin ear.
Does anyone staff these ideas? And if they do, did they really end up thinking this would be a good idea (read the comments on this beauty)?
And finally, does anyone get just a whiff of desperation in an appeal like this?