Here’s a portion of an email I got yesterday from a sender named “Barack Obama.” I presume it went out to the entire multi-million strong Obama campaign email list.
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 . . .
Hope to see you soon,
What? Obama is only worth five bucks?
So the president is going to have to sit and listen to ideas from four potentially inane people over dinner, which I presume, to be legit, has to last at least an hour. I hope the Secret Service will be joining them at the table.
This is really not Obama’s style. I wonder who convinced him to do it.
It’s left unsaid where dinner will be, but I hope these people don’t think they’ll be dining at the White House, since that would violate laws governing the use of federal property for fundraising. He’ll probably do the Average Joe thing at take them out for burgers, when I’m sure they’d rather be feasting on lobster.
Thats what he did to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev – took him to a burger joint. I’m sure Medvedev was shocked.
And, you know, I realize that since the 1960s America has been hellbent on shedding all signs of “uptightness.” But really, a missive from the president signed “Barack?” And raffling off the president?
I hope he at least folds his napkin at the end of dinner.