This is the latest fundraising message from the Obama campaign. The subject line is, “This is potentially devastating” and the tone of . . . fear is surprising.
[Name on e-mail list]–
We got outraised last month, and not by a little bit.
Part Two of getting outraised is getting outspent. That translates into a potentially devastating sweep of negative, misleading messaging that’s going to flood the airwaves in swing states — over and over and over — until November 6th. It’s already started, and it’s only July.
Will you make a donation of $5 or more to help close this gap?
How this election plays out will define our democracy: Can super PACs and hundreds of millions of dollars from Republicans and the Romney campaign — through the brute force of negative advertising alone — drown out millions of voices?
Or can the politics of inclusivity — asking supporters to chip in $5, $10, $25 at a time — keep the margin close enough to win?
Please donate $5 or more today to close the gap:
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
Come on, Obama donors. Smoot’s $4,977.45-per-pay-period salary isn’t going to pay itself.
Dig in, donors, because the Obama campaign needs its own “sweep of negative, misleading messaging that’s going to flood the airwaves in swing states”!
And don’t you love how the message presumes that there aren’t “millions of voices” opposed to the president as well?