Reggie Love, who just recently resigned his post as President Obama’s personal aide, has dived right into fundraising for the Obama campaign, sending a message to the Obama 2012 email list asking for money.
Love, who as the president’s “body man” trailed him closely in order to provide for any incidental need that might arise, implored Obama supporters to make a donation and be enrolled in the raffle to have dinner with the president and the first lady.
From the email:
You may know me as the tall guy who followed Barack everywhere he went.
As the President’s body man for the last four years, it’s been my privilege to help him with whatever he needs: making sure he’s on time, finding some food when we’re on the road, or playing a quick game of basketball (he won, mostly).
Of course, this also means I’ve also eaten many, many meals with him . . .
Two: I kind of love this “Dinner with Barack and Michelle” contest. You all have to do this.
Get on that here.
You should know this practically never happens.
While Barack wants to do these dinners throughout his campaign, I know that dinner with Barack and Michelle is something that usually only happens with the girls, and no one else.
The fact that this dinner is with the two of them should tell you how much it matters to them to know that you have their backs out there.
I wouldn’t let this one get away.
Donate $3 or whatever you can today to automatically be entered to win a spot at dinner for you and a guest:
Other presidents I’ve covered – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – have also had body men trailing them around, but this is the first one I’ve seen jump into campaign fundraising.
Love’s visibility next to Obama has made him something of a celebrity in his own right, something the campaign is clearly eager to capitalize on.