President Barack Obama wants you to send him your birthday, wedding bar mitzvah and anniversary presents via the “Obama Event Registry.” Instead of filling out a gift registry at your local department store, the Obama campaign is asking voters to complete a form which allows your guests and loved ones to send a donation to President Obama’s campaign in lieu of giving you an attractively wrapped package or gift card this year.
The “Obama Event Registry” website instructions suggest Obama supporters “let your friends know how important this election is to you – register with Obama 2012 and ask for a donation.” The Obama campaign goes on to say, “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.”
Whether or not the odd method of liberating American voters from their cash will catch on remains to be seen. According to Church Report excerpts republished on World News Daily, Barack Obama’s fundraising efforts set records in 2008, but are “faltering” this campaign season.
Apparently the dinner with celebrity contests did not generate enough money for the Obama campaign to accomplish their goals. Politicians in both parties could truly spend a lot less when running for office if they skipped the multitude of television commercials. It is unlikely that most Americans actually sit through the commercials or base their opinions on a 30-second advertisement where a candidate predictably proclaims their greatness and bashes their opponent while disrupting the viewer’s favorite television show.
The “Obama Event Registry” was just unveiled today and a list of registry events by Obama supporters is not yet searchable. A plethora of mocking and negative comments beneath the registry announcement are likely not the response the Obama campaign was expecting. Perhaps a nationwide Obama fundraiser yardsale is on tap for later this summer. Still-loyal followers can place their unwanted items on tables and hope the change they were promised can still be realized one $.50 knick-knack at a time.