The Obama campaign, which seemingly will try any fundraising scheme that occurs to it, is using Mother’s Day to get people to part with their money.
In an campaign email with the subject line “My best friend,” President Obama suggests to recipients that they “sign my card to her today.”
Here’s a portion of the note, which is signed by “Barack.”
If you’re lucky enough to get to marry your best friend, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Michelle amazes me every day, and in the years we’ve been together, nothing inspires me more than watching her be a mom to our two girls . . .
This year, I wanted to try something a little different. I know Michelle treasures every single person who is part of this movement we’ve built, so I’m hoping each of you will sign my card to her today. It’ll mean a lot to her.
Will you join me in wishing Michelle a happy Mother’s Day?
The message then provides a link you can access to wish Michelle a happy Mother’s Day. Click on it, and you’re presented with a page featuring a beautiful photo of the entire Obama family where you can fill out your name, zip code and email address. You can’t add a personal message – while Michelle treasures you, she doesn’t want to hear from you.
Click “Sign the Card,” and the thank you that you get is a new page hitting you up for a donation.
I’ll give the president credit. At least he’s gotten his wife a Mother’s Day card. I’m still lacking one, but I’ll head out this afternoon. At least, with a few hundred thousand less signatures, mine will be more personal.