Just got my latest fund-raising email signed by Barack Obama.
Here's an interesting quote from the email:
Right now, someone who has already given once to the campaign is ready to give again -- but only if you make your first donation right now.
If you take the next step and decide to own a piece of this campaign, that supporter will double your gift.
You'll see the name and hometown of the person who matched your donation. And you can even choose to exchange a personal note about why you've
decided to support a different kind of politics.
Double your impact -- your donation of $25 will equal $50 for our cause.
Where to begin with this....
First, it's outright fraud for Obama to make the claim that some mysterious, unnamed donor is ONLY going to give again IF the recipient of the email
makes their first donation RIGHT NOW. This is just total bs and is illegal and should be investigated.
Second, I would be willing to bet any amount of money that all the Obama camp is going to do is match donors with each other after they've made the
donation. In other words, with hundreds of thousands on his mailing list, there is no way that anybody is going to MANUALLY sort through the
donations and match up first time donors with donors waiting in the wings to give money ONLY if somebody who never donated before makes a donation
This is absurd on it's face! There is no way Obama is organizing a list of donors who are waiting to make a "conditional" donation based on
whether or not new donors make a donation RIGHT NOW.
Like I said, this is outright fraud and should be investigated. If the GOP or the Clinton camp takes this story and pushes it, this may become the
scandal that Clinton has been waiting for, and that finally brings down Obama.
Only somebody who has gotten drunk on the Obama Kool-Aid would fail to see this as anything but a flat out fraud being perpetrated by Obama to raise