A few months ago I took one for the team and subscribed to e-mail alerts from the Obama campaign and family. It was so nice to get personal e-mails from Michelle reminding me I only had until midnight to donate to the campaign for a chance to have a front row seat to history on election night. Goody.
Anyway, yesterday I got an e-mail from David Plouffe, campaign manager for Obama. He asked for all of us to donate directly to the Democrat National Committee since they are broke.
Here’s the beginning of the e-mail.
Our friends at the Democratic National Committee laid it all on the line to bring change this year.
We’ve been reviewing the books, and the DNC went into considerable debt to secure victory for Barack and Joe. It took unprecedented resources to staff up all 50 states, train field organizers, and build the technology to reach as many swing voters as possible.
But it also left the DNC in debt. So before we do anything else, we need to help pay for this winning strategy. …
My question. Is the Obama campaign – with more than $650 million dollars collected during the campaign – going to step up and hand some of their cash to the DNC? Probably not, the part will continue for the next four years since his reelection campaign starts on Jan. 21. Think I’m kidding?
As of Oct. 15, it looks like the Obama campaign had more than $60 million on hand. Granted, he spent quite a bit of that the last three weeks, but he must have something to contribute to the party… Right?