By Paul Pannone
This one is almost too stupid to write about but does keep in line with the degradation of American Society and what new lows can be achieved. When I first heard about the President’s plan asking wedding couples to forego gifts and divert them to his re-election campaign I thought it was some sort of Joke; the kind you see on Saturday Night Live .
Who needs a Crock-pot? Give to Obama till it hurts.
But there is a sucker born every second and twice as many hucksters ready to prey on them, so the Obama Event Registry – the President’s newest fundraising initiative that asks supporters to collect campaign contributions to help keep him in office in lieu of birthday, anniversary or wedding gifts — has launched.
In January eWedNewz covered a story that blatantly asked wedding guests for cash, sparking an active discussion among Wedding Water Cooler members. But with Obama’s proposal, some Cooler members were more tolerant– even understanding– when it comes to the latest ploy. Khalilah Olokunola answered some of the Cooler razzing by saying:
“Organizations have asked for money for years …..All in the name of their cause. Donations in lieu of gifts is all the new green thing to do and has become popular with celebrities.
I think we should look at a few factors regarding Obama :
1. They built and mobilized an entire campaign using the internet and social media -using the tagline Yes we can and won
2. They maintained a way of communication-again using the internet to rally the troops with an online directory of supporters to create local town hall meetings.
3.They raised more money in history ….wait for it-using the internet and the meet me here tactic…
If they have added weddings to the fold-there is another piece coming forward…we will again wait for it…especially with his stance on gay marriages….Strategy…..in the making that I think is simple genius.”
What do you say?
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