The Campaign Spot

An Ill-Timed Fundraising E-Mail

Clearly, this is a pre-scheduled e-mail that wasn’t canceled; not even the Obama campaign at its most ravenous for funds would deliberately send e-mails like this to states being hit by a hurricane, like Virginia and North Carolina:

From: Michelle Obama <>

Subject: I know we’ve asked a lot of you, but we’re almost there


Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:44 PM

Friend –There’s still time to meet Barack and get two of the best seats in the house on Election Night. 

If you make a donation today, you’ll be automatically entered to join us in Chicago for his big speech. You’ll be right in the middle of all the action on Election Night, and if Barack wins, you’ll know you played an important part in making that happen and moving our country forward.

We’ll fly you and a guest to Chicago, put you up in a hotel, and make sure you’re right up front when Barack gives his speech.What he’ll say that night depends entirely on what we do right now. I don’t have to tell you, this election is close. Barack needs you. Please chip in $5 or whatever you can today


I know we ask a lot of you. Thank you for everything — we’re almost there.


This isn’t the candidate’s fault or the first lady’s, but somebody in the Obama campaign’s online fundraising team dropped the ball yesterday.


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