There were only two today, but it’s Saturday.
Election Day will be here in less than four months. And we’re facing a big problem right now that could directly affect the outcome that day.
The Romney campaign and the Republicans raised $100 million in the month of June alone. That is a massive sum.
Just wait until they start spending all that money in full force in key states we need to win.
Folks, here is the simple reality: Building this campaign today is more important than it was a few days ago. We can still win even while getting outraised by these guys. But we’ve got to keep it close.
That means none of us — not one — can wait to make a difference right now, with whatever we can afford to chip in:
A little incentive: A donation before midnight tonight will also automatically enter you for the chance to sit down with me for a cup of coffee sometime soon. We’ll fly you out, and you can bring a guest.
And really — thanks, for whatever you’re able to give today.
No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by July 7, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here or click here to enter without contributing. Two winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and coffee and snacks with Vice President Biden on a date to be determined by the Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $2,840). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.
Gosh darn! A cup of coffee (does the offer include cream and sugar, or does that require an additional donation?) with our very own Vice President! Merely just a “little incentive?” That’s silly! Who could possibly want anything more? An ObamaCare waiver would also be nice, but that seems a bit much even to hope for in these times of great austerity. A much larger campaign donation would be needed.
Unemployed (OK, I’m also retired), I plan to forward all of the helpful e-mails that my spam box receives daily from Nigeria instead of sending money. Surely, they can and will be used advantageously by the Obama-Biden campaign to generate funds. Although it is possible that the respected Obama-Biden team financial planners may themselves write those e-mails, that is less than certain.
Perhaps you can find it in your heart to send them yours as well. They need all of the help we can give; without it, the Obama-Biden campaign might not even be able greatly to outspend the opposition as in the last election. That would be a disaster for democracy and all that we hold dear.