Chalk another creative one up to the Obama campaign. If you donate any amount of money to the campaign between now and next Wednesday you automatically get entered in a drawing to be one of four people to dine with Barack. (Note, I’d pay to be a fly on the wall the night of the dinner. You know there will be like one normal person, one Trekie, one feminist tree hugger, and one militant activist. Check please!)
No one can deny the success that Obama has had reaching out to small, individual donors and this is just another nod to that tactic, which worked well in Q1 when 90% of Obama’s $25 million came from contributions of less than $100.
Now the speculation begins for Q2. Clinton’s camp is already trying to set Barack’s bar too high speculating to the Politico that they believe Obama will raise close to an eye-popping (and likely unattainable) $40 million - a figure the Obama camp calls “hilarious”. (Hey Hil, your strategy is showing!).
Only time will tell for Q2 figures, but dinner with Obama for $5 beats Edwards current tactic, which invites you to attain his mom’s pecan pie recipe for $6.10 (6/10 is Edwards birthday). Maybe the Obama Five can have pecan pie for dessert.
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