Obama hard up for $$$


Well-Known Member
Apr 6, 2008
The people's republic of Eugene
I got a new email from Obama, actually from David Plouffe, Obama's Campaign

He said if I donate even 5 bucks I could be one of the lucky ones who will be picked to fly out and watch him give his speech at the convention. Actually he will not give his speech at the convention. Full email below. You too can be a lucky ducky if you just give Obama at least 5 bucks!

Gosh it feel's so personal and the chance of a life time. If I won, would anyone here buy my tickets? I figure my chances cant be any worse than the lottery to win.

Crystal --

I wanted you to be the first to hear the news.

At the Democratic National Convention next month, we're going to kick off the general election with an event that opens up the political process the same way we've opened it up throughout this campaign.

Barack has made it clear that this is your convention, not his.

On Thursday, August 28th, he's scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates.

Instead, Barack will leave the convention hall and join more than 75,000 people for a huge, free, open-air event where he will deliver his acceptance speech to the American people.

It's going to be an amazing event, and Barack would like you to join him. Free tickets will become available as the date approaches, but we've reserved a special place for a few of the people who brought us this far and who continue to drive this campaign.

If you make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to fly to Denver and spend two days and nights at the convention, meet Barack backstage, and watch his acceptance speech in person. Each of the ten supporters who are selected will be able to bring one guest to join them.

Make a donation now and you could have a front row seat to history:


We'll follow up with more details on this and other convention activities as we get closer, but please take a moment and pass this note to someone you know who might like to be there.

It will be an event you'll never forget.

Thank you,


David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America