Having so far declined to release his fundraising figures from June, Barack Obama is making ever more creative appeals for money on the Internet. From an email sent out this morning under the name of deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand:
In just a few weeks, more than 75,000 people will enter a huge stadium here to see Barack accept the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
You can be a part of that moment.
Free tickets will soon be available for the event, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about another, very special opportunity.
If you make a donation in any amount before midnight on July 31st, you could be selected to travel to Denver for the final two days of the convention — including the huge event at the open-air stadium on the final night.
Ten supporters will be selected from all over the country, and each will be able to bring one guest. We’ll provide airfare, accommodations, and two days of convention activities — including a private meeting with Barack before his historic speech.
Our team shot a short video of the stadium to give you a sense of the event. Watch the video and make a donation of $25 today, and you could go Backstage with Barack.