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Obama wants to meet me... and my $3

It's not about  him... but if I donate $3, I might get to meet him:

Rick --

Two years ago, I met 10 of you.

Just before I accepted our party's nomination in front of 80,000 people in Denver, I spoke with 10 grassroots supporters who had won a trip to meet me backstage.

I still remember the time we spent together -- because these are the people, like you, who stood with me in 2008, and got me through the tough fights since.

But we face another test on November 2nd that will say a lot about our future -- and I need you by my side again.

A Supreme Court decision I strongly disagree with has shifted the balance of power in our elections from folks like you to giant corporations. Their massive spending on attack ads could have a real impact on who represents you at all levels of government. Only supporters like you -- and all the work you are doing -- are standing in their way.

This may be our toughest fight yet.

So next week, just 11 days before the elections, I want to meet three supporters like you backstage at a rally in Las Vegas -- one of the last big rallies of this campaign.

Please make a $3 donation now to be automatically entered to win a trip to be at my side at the rally in Vegas.

This movement has always been about more than me. It's about change, and the kind of future we envision for this country.

The folks I met backstage in Denver told me they wanted health reform, a clean-energy economy, and a resolution to the war in Iraq. They wanted a new kind of politics, and a new kind of leader.

It was their hope and expectation that together we would move beyond the status quo, that we would counter the special interests and corporate influence in Washington -- that we would do what was right and necessary for all Americans.

With your help, we have made historic progress, but there is much left to do -- and it will not happen without your involvement. I need strong allies in Congress who will stand with us in the tough fights ahead, and I need you to give it all you've got through November 2nd to make sure they can.

Your donation today will provide critical support to our Vote 2010 campaign as we reach out to millions of voters who will decide the closest races across the country.

It will determine if we pass this test, and win our toughest fight yet.

Please donate $3 or more to be automatically entered to win a trip to Las Vegas to meet me backstage:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Backstage


I hope to see you out there,

President Barack Obama

P.S. -- Making a donation automatically registers you for the sweepstakes. You may also enter the sweepstakes without making a contribution either online or via text message -- click here to enter online or here for instructions on how to enter via text message. No minimum contribution is necessary to be registered.

No purchase or contribution necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. You can enter the contest without making a contribution by clicking here. Only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents over the age of 18 who are residents of the 50 states or D.C. are eligible to enter. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on 10/15/10. Three winners will receive one round-trip ticket within the continental U.S. to Las Vegas, NV; hotel accommodations for one; and a meeting with President Obama at a rally event on 10/22/10 (approximate combined retail value $1,200.00). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion is subject to Official Rules, available here, including restrictions on eligibility.

I can't describe adequately how unseemly this is to me.

Why in hell would anyone want to buy what this guy is selling?

Slimy. Just slimy.


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Comments (21)

He always did remind me of ... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

He always did remind me of a snake-oil salesman.

This merely reinforces it.

"But we face another test o... (Below threshold)
914:

"But we face another test on November 2nd that will say a lot about our future -- and I need you by my side again."


Translation: Im cashing in while my underlings are cashing out.

No purchase needed to win. ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

No purchase needed to win. Multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning.

What'd they do? Subcontract campaign fundraising to Publisher's Clearing House?

Can you imagine the next email?

Dear (insert name here) - This is to inform you that you're on the short list of people from (Insert state) who have an excellent chance of winning an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas! So, (insert first name here), can you afford another $3 to improve your chance of winning?

What a crock. The stench of desperation is strong.

Win a trip to meet me in La... (Below threshold)
Bob:

Win a trip to meet me in Las Vegas. "No purchase or contribution necessary to enter. Void where prohibited." How classy of Barry.

"What a crock. The stenc... (Below threshold)
914:

"What a crock. The stench of desperation is strong."


What a crook. The stench of desperation is strong.

Fixed your typo JLawson.


I'd call this whoring, but ... (Below threshold)

I'd call this whoring, but I have no need for NOW's endorsement.

J.

Barry runs a conniving swee... (Below threshold)
914:

Barry runs a conniving sweepstakes for 3 bucks a ticket as if anybody would want to be seen with him. Whats the damn prize??

Can this money grubbing marxist be a bigger crook? A rhetorical yes. If he manages enough dead votes.

Obama has no sense of how h... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Obama has no sense of how he is denegrating the prestige of the presidency ... but he's done that from the very minute he took the oath of office with his constant campaigning rather than governing.

Is this guy the president o... (Below threshold)
John:

Is this guy the president or is he Billy Mays?

They've gotten all the $5 w... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

They've gotten all the $5 weekly donations they can squeeze out of the idiots, so now they've moved to $3.

Next will be pleas for $2 in the inbox.

Reminds me of panhandlers at the traffic interactions.

Oh boy. Who writes this stu... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Oh boy. Who writes this stuff and why are they still employed?

Catch this, supposedly from Obama.

"The folks I met backstage in Denver told me they wanted... a new kind of politics, and a new kind of leader."

Now that's a ringing endorsement, isn't it?
Tell me again how smart this guy is.

Well, we got the 'new kind ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Well, we got the 'new kind of leader', and a 'new kind of politics'.

Now we're looking to junk 'em.

Would someone open the dustbin of history so we can get rid of this trash? I swear, a dollar store has stuff with more long-term utility than our current crop of politicians.

Was wondering Rick why you ... (Below threshold)
G.:

Was wondering Rick why you were there the first time? Were you?

So he slams Vegas hurting t... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

So he slams Vegas hurting their tourist industry, then offers a free trip to party with him backstage... in Vegas.

G.,No... was not t... (Below threshold)
Rick:

G.,

No... was not there... not sure how I ended up on this mailing list... but it provides me with lots of blog fodder and entertainment...

Barry is sooooooooooooooooo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry is sooooooooooooooooooo Presidential!

"Now that's a ringing en... (Below threshold)
914:

"Now that's a ringing endorsement, isn't it?
Tell me again how smart this guy is."

Just a smidgen smarter then the geniuses that voted for him.


Remember[quote]No ... (Below threshold)
PatBattle:

Remember

[quote]No purchase or contribution necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. You can enter the contest without making a contribution by clicking here. [/url]

We should all sign up (without donating). Get a free trip to LV out of the deal... ;)

"We should all sign up (wit... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"We should all sign up (without donating). Get a free trip to LV out of the deal... ;)"

Yeah, that'll happen.

Reminds me of the LARGE pile of Publisher's Clearinghouse entries found several years ago in a forest. All were marked to enter the sweepstakes, however they all had one other thing in common: NONE wanted to purchase any magazines, they just wanted to be in the drawing.

"You may say that I've lost... (Below threshold)
Timmer:

"You may say that I've lost my faith in politicians. They all seem like gameshow hosts to me." ~Sting

Hey, how do I enter? I hav... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Hey, how do I enter? I have a 3$ bill around here somewhere with Bill Clinton's (or is it Barney Frank's?) picture on it, might as well spend it on something.




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