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June 26th, 2012
By Dan Miller
As President Obama moves ever forward with his historic presidency, he has taken some of his precious time to honor me by expressing his need for my help.
I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have so far.
I’m not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous outside groups — I’m talking about the Romney campaign itself. Those outside groups just add even more to the underlying problem.
The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn’t hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney’s campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.
And, again, that’s not including the massive outside spending by super PACs and front groups funneling up to an additional billion dollars into ads trashing me, you, and everything we believe in.
We can be outspent and still win — but we can’t be outspent 10 to 1 and still win.
More than 2.2 million Americans have already chipped in for us, and I’m so grateful for it. As we face this week’s fundraising deadline, can you make a donation of $3 or more today?
Every donation you make today automatically enters you to join Michelle and me for one of the last grassroots dinners of this campaign — today is your last chance to get your name in.
These dinners represent how we do things differently. My opponent spent this past weekend at a secretive retreat for the biggest donors to both his campaign and the super PACs that support him.
I’ve got other responsibilities I’m attending to.
Donate today to stand for our kind of politics:
Barack (Emphasis added.)
President Obama does indeed have “other responsibilities” to which he must attend and will soon have more; they are critical to the future of our country. For example, following the Supreme Court’s obstructionist decision on Monday upholding a major part of the Arizona immigration laws, he acted promptly to minimize its effects by directing his Department of Homeland Security to terminate cooperation agreements with Arizona and, essentially, to decline immigration status calls from Arizona law enforcement authorities. He will tolerate obstructionism from neither the Supreme Court nor the Congress. Following the Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday, expected to do great damage to our immensely popular ObamaCare (and even to President Obama’s historic presidency), he will have to decide what to do by executive order or otherwise to thwart the Court’s obstructionism yet again. And all of that comes right on the heels of exhausting himself by
enacting creating his very own Nightmare Dream Act less than two weeks ago to defeat an obstructionist Congress.
President Obama must have at least another four years in office. To accomplish that, he needs all of the good little people — even sweet little Julia and her impoverished friends — to chip in so that he can spend less of his important time fast and furiously wheedling contributions out of the rich and famous. True, as he put it, they are “the tie-breaker,” “the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.” However, they might not give until it really hurts.
Render unto Obama what is Obama’s.
Give! Give till it hurts! (Please do not send food stamps in lieu of money.) It’s the least we the little people can do; and we might even win a free all expense paid dinner with President Obama and his lovely lady. That would be cheap at any price!
I just received this sad e-mail from my friend Michelle:
I’m sad to say this is probably the last dinner with supporters that Barack and I will be able to host together before the election.
Today’s the last day you can chip in to be automatically entered for the chance to join us — and I hope you will. You can donate all the way up to midnight tonight, when the campaign will randomly select the winners:
Thanks for everything you’re doing. Every little bit makes a difference.
Hope to see you at dinner,
Dear me! Can’t someone at least send some food stamps?
(This article was also posted at Dan Miller’s Blog.)
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