My campaign operatives have forced me to pretend to sacrificeI've set aside my precious valuabletime for four supporters like you to join me for dinner.
My campaign alwaysMost campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests.
did absolutelydidn't get here doing that, and we're not going to stopstart now. We're running a schizophrenicdifferent kind of campaign. We have got one campaign for the big Wall Street and corporation folks and a pretend grass-roots one for the little people. We don't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs -- we never have, and we never will. Pay no attention to the New York Times article the other day about the big dinner I have planned with The Wall Street banksters. Pay no attention to reports that we have a special program in the DNC enabling us to take anonymous donations from lobbyists, special-interest PACs, even foreign governments. We have to out-innovate and out-compete Karl Rove. We have to beat him by joining him. We have to deal with conditions on the ground as we find them.
We rely on everyday Americans
to keep drinking my Kool-Aidgiving whatever they can afford -- and I want to spend as littletime as possiblewith a asfew of you. as I decently can.
So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner.
Odds of winning will be about one in 1,000,000,000. Odds of me having to cancel dinner and replace me with a White House intern due to a trumped up national security issue will be 99 out of 100. Please donate $15 or more today:
We'll pay for your
taxable to youflight and the dinner excluding tip-- all you need to bring is your story and your ideas and the names and email addresses and phone numbers of a hundred close friends and relativesabout how we can continue to make this a better country for meAmericans.
This won't be a formal affair.
I know there's 9.1 percent unemployment and it costs plenty for regular folks to buy new clothes at Walmart. It's the kind of casual meal among friends that I don't debase myselfget to have as often as I'd like anymore, so I hope you'll consider joining me and hundreds of press people for a one-minute photo op before I have to head to my real dinner with the bankers at the Four Seasons.
I'm not asking you to donate today just so you'll be entered for a chance to meet me. I'm asking you to say you believe
unquestioningly in my personality cultin the kind of politics that gives marginalpeople like you a seat at the table -- whether it's the dinner table with me or the table where decisions are made about what kind of country we want to be or whether it's the table where your Social Security or Medicare will be cut and my tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and corporations will be extended through eternity.
It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.
Please make a donation of $15 today, and we'll throw your name in the
garbagehat for the upcoming dinner:
I've said before that I want people like you to shape this campaign from the very beginning -- and this is a chance for
onlyfour people everto share their ideas directly with me. I will do my usual best to pretend to care.
Hope to see
your pathetic paltry checkyou soon,
when I ask for money we're on a folksy first name basis)