Barack Obama asks people to give up their wedding gifts to support his reelection campaign
When I first read this story I laughed because I thought it was a joke but after going to Barack Obama’s reelection website I realized that it was no joke. Barack Obama is asking anyone who is about to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary as well as anyone who is to be married to ask people to donate to his campaign instead of buying them a gift.
Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
I find that last sentence to be quite telling indeed. I don’t know about you, but when my wife and I got married we were young and we didn’t have a lot of extra money. Wedding gifts, be it home furnishings or money, come in quite handy to those who are just getting started but the Obama website kind of pooh-poohs this thought with the gravy bowl comment. Barack Obama and his darling wife have been coddled throughout their lives and because of this they cannot relate to the importance of wedding gifts, even if it is just a gravy boat. And in typical Obama arrogance he assumes he can spend the money better than the would-be gift giver.
I am one who has always felt that Barack Obama’s reelection was almost certain–especially with the Republicans running Obama-lite against him–and I believed that he would be very hard to beat in November, but now I have to wonder if I was overestimating his chances of victory in November. When I read that Barack Obama has stooped to the level of asking people to give up their gifts in support of his campaign I have to believe he has seen internal polling numbers which have him very worried about his reelection–this seems like the act of a very desperate man.