President Barack Obama continues to work his magic on the internet, garnering the votes and money necessary for re-election. His election campaign made good use of social media, bloggers, and email blasts and has since been emulated, even by Republicans.
Here the president of the United States, Commander in Chief, Community Organizer, Leader of the Free World, Nobel Prize winner, bestselling author, law professor, and millionaire, is asking for your donation in exchange for a dinner at the White House. If you make a donation now, you will have the chance to dine with the Chief Executive and first lady Michelle, promises the missive.
Not only that, but "Barack" is going to let you bring a guest if the winning donor brings in three other supporters. What a deal! Ask about the Lincoln Bedroom while you are dining. Maybe Barack can cut you a deal on accommodation there. Being a man of the people, and having spent some time in broad-shouldered Chicago, he might be up for negotiating. He can probably do better than what Slick Willy charged all of those Hollywood types back in the 1990s.
Maybe while you are eating with your pals at the White House you can ask about Mrs Obama's dining preferences. According to the Washington Post, "Michelle" dined on November 28 at Co Co. Sala, a "chocolate-themed downtown restaurant," with a bunch of friends. She ate something called "swordfish sliders" (Is that a drink?) with "hazelnut coffee dressing" and shared the delicious chocolate sculpture dessert. None of that sounds like the stuff I eat at my local diner where a coney island costs $1.99.
It must be such hard work for these tribunes of the poor. They must need the nourishment.
So, kick in for Barack's campaign, if you can afford it. And make a toast to high times and high living in Washington DC - the Backwards Land along the Potomac.
Are you in?
Read the email:
If you win a seat at the next dinner with three other supporters and me, you'll get to bring a guest.
I thought I'd bring one, too -- so I invited Michelle.
Donate $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered to sit down for a meal with Michelle and me.
Michelle and I don't get to spend as much time as we'd like with the people who are building the 2012 campaign.
But we are incredibly grateful for all you're doing, whether it's volunteering and having one-on-one conversations in your communities or chipping in what you can to help build the organization.
We're looking forward to the chance to thank you in person, so I hope you'll take us up on it.
Make a donation today to be automatically entered for the chance to join us at the table: